Air Fryer Pineapple

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Air Fryer Pineapple. A delicious recipe for grilled pineapple in the air fryer. Just two simple ingredients, the air fryer rotisserie, minimal prep, and juicy warm pineapple that you will want to binge on.

This must be one of the best uses of the air fryer oven and even better, this recipe is zero points on weight watchers, syn free on slimming world and perfect for paleo and the whole30 too.

This air fryer pineapple recipe is an updated post as we originally shared with you back in 2017. We hope you enjoy the update.

air fryer pineapple recipe
Air Fryer Pineapple

Pineapple In Air Fryer

Do you ever have a favourite restaurant and then eat at it for years and then it closes? You are left heartbroken and end up craving the food for years and wonder where you are going to eat now!

That was us Milner’s when our favourite Brazilian restaurant closed in Portugal a couple of years ago. The owners returned to Brazil and other restaurants just didn’t compare.

They did an amazing Brazilian buffet and Brazilian barbecue.

If you have not been to a Brazilian barbecue, it is where they use a rotisserie and rotate lots of different meats in a garlic marinade. Then they bring a different meat at a time to your table and carve each one for you.

There is always pork, ham, sirloin steaks and loads of other meats. By the time you are done, you have consumed 7 different meats.

Then if you are not totally stuffed, they bring you barbecue pineapple. The Brazilian pineapple will be grilled to perfection, warm and covered in cinnamon.

Or as the Brazilians and Portuguese call cinnamon “canela”.

The hubby who is fussy when it comes to warm fruit and not big on cinnamon always comes back for seconds.

So, when he suggested that for when we update our air fryer pineapple post, that we do a rotisserie version like Brazilian grilled pineapple I jumped at the chance.


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Can You Cook Pineapple?

Yes, you can. Though unlike vegetables, fresh pineapple does not need a long cook time and it is like you are reheating the pineapple rather than cooking it.

Air Fried Pineapple

If you have not had air fried pineapple before, then you will fall in love with it.

You can either air fry pineapple on the rotisserie like we are showing you today, or you can use the air fryer basket.

You can also choose how you would like your pineapple.

For example, instead of cinnamon you can opt for pineapple and honey. If you wanted to do this, I would recommend warming up pineapple fries and then tossing in honey once cooked.

Air Fryer Baked Fresh Pineapple Ingredients

Air Fryer Baked Fresh Pineapple

I was not kidding, there really are only two ingredients when you are cooking grilled pineapple like the Brazilians:

Pineapple – Any fresh pineapple will do. Though the sweet ones in the summer are the best and will have you bingeing on the pineapple and heading out to buy another one.

Cinnamon – It amazes me how good pineapple tastes with cinnamon. You don’t need a lot, just a layer around the edges and it gives your grilled pineapple the wow factor.

How To Cook Pineapple In Air Fryer?

air fryer pineapple step by step

It is so easy to cook grilled pineapple in the air fryer oven:

  1. Peel the pineapple and trim to fit.
  2. Load the pineapple into the air fryer oven on the rotisserie.
  3. Air fry.
  4. Add cinnamon.
  5. Air fry + serve.

How Long Do You Grill Pineapple In Air Fryer?

Best of all it takes JUST 15 minutes to cook air fryer pineapple. It starts with 10 minutes to warm through the pineapple.

Then after cinnamon is added we cook the pineapple for 5 more minutes.

Then you can slice your pineapple and enjoy.

More Healthy Air Fryer Snacks

Here are a few more ideas for cooking healthy snacks in your air fryer:

air fryer pineapple
air fryer pineapple
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Air Fryer Pineapple

Air Fryer Pineapple. A delicious recipe for grilled pineapple in the air fryer. Just two simple ingredients, the air fryer rotisserie, minimal prep, and juicy warm pineapple that you will want to binge on.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Air Fryer Oven
Servings: 4
Calories: 118kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air fryer pineapple Ingredients:


  • Peel your pineapple and chop any excess off so that it will fit on the rotisserie for the air fryer oven.
    How To Cook Pineapple In Air Fryer?
  • Place the rods on the pineapple and secure the pineapple onto the rotisserie inside of the air fryer oven.
    How To Cook Pineapple In Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 10 minutes at 180c/360f and then remove the pineapple from the air fryer. Add a light sprinkling of cinnamon on the pineapple and place back in the air fryer oven.
    How To Cook Pineapple In Air Fryer?
  • Cook for a further 5 minutes at 200c/400f, slice immediately and serve.
    How To Cook Pineapple In Air Fryer?


Warm. Brazilian grilled pineapple is best served warm. I recommend a tea towel when slicing so that its not burning your fingers as you slice it.
Thanks for reading our air fryer pineapple recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love fruit I recommend you try our air fryer apple crisp next.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
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5 thoughts on “Air Fryer Pineapple”

  1. 5 stars
    I love pineapple and never tried it like this. It was delicious and so different the kids loved it and so did my mum and dad thanks.

  2. 5 stars
    What a great idea and i had to try it and it was delicious next time i am going to try some chocolate powder and see how that tastes and maybe give it a bit longer as my air fryer seems to be not so hot may be needs a clean, thanks for your ideas.

  3. 5 stars
    I love cooked fruit and i love pineapple, mine was quite a bit bigger than yours and had to cook it for longer but the flavour was wonderful, thanks.

  4. Help, I’ve had my air fryer oven and have never figured how to use the rotisserie. I’m wondering if I couldn’t just cut pineapple slices, put the dusting of cinnamon on the edges, put in a basket and air fry them for ???? amount of time (do you have a suggestion for time?) For the two of us a few slices would really just hit the spot.

    • Hi Annabelle,

      Depending how cooked you like your pineapple you could put them in on 180c/360f for 10 minutes and turn them half way through and they should be nice and warm, the slices should be about 1/2 an inch in thickness, then adjust the time depending on how thick the slices are 🙂


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