Air Fryer Blueberry Crisp –– Do you love blueberries? I do! And I also love crisps. Crisps are a dessert that is basically like a crumble but with oats on top. They’re easy to make and always taste delicious. In this recipe, we will put those blueberries in an air fryer and create the most delicious Blueberry Crisp ever!

Air Fryer Blueberry Crisp
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Air Fryer Blueberry Crisp makes for a great dessert! This is one of my favorite summer desserts, made with fresh berries.

Today, I used our bucket of fresh blueberries from blueberry picking this weekend and came up with this amazing dessert!

Nothing is better on a hot summer evening than a plate of Air Fryer Blueberry Crisp served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! It is a great way to get the family together after a hectic day!

You are missing out if you have not made a great pie in the air fryer yet! This is a great one to start with!

If you become pie obsessed, some of my favorite Air Fryer Pie Recipes are AIR FRYER CHERRY HAND PIES, AIR FRYER MINI CHERRY PIE, AIR FRYER MUG STRAWBERRY COBBLER, and AIR FRYER PEACH COBBLER MUG CAKE.

What Is Blueberry Crisp?

What Is Blueberry Crisp? Blueberry crisp is a fruit crumble typically containing blueberries, sugar, butter, flour, and oats. The mixture is combined and baked until golden brown and bubbly. Some recipes also include lemon juice or zest for a bit of tartness.

Blueberry crisp can be served independently or with whipped cream or ice cream dollop. It makes an excellent dessert for a summer cookout or potluck. Whether you’re looking for an easy dessert recipe or want to show off your baking skills, blueberry crisp will surely impress. Give it a try today!

Can You Make A Blueberry Crisp Air Fryer?

Yes, you can make a Blueberry Crisp in an air fryer. Air fryers are versatile appliances, and a blueberry crisp can come out beautifully with a nice, crunchy topping and a juicy blueberry filling. Using the air fryer can speed up the cooking process compared to traditional ovens, giving you a crispy, golden crust perfect for this dessert.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Blueberry Crisp

As the weather turns colder, we all crave warm and comforting desserts. The air fryer is perfect for creating delicious, crispy treats without all the added fat!

Below are the simple ingredients needed for my recipe for air fryer blueberry crisp recipe. This dish is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Old-Fashioned Blueberry Crisp
  • Blueberries: You can use Fresh or Frozen. Frozen blueberries make for a great fall and winter air fryer dessert!
  • Granulated Sugar: If you want a low-sugar or diabetic-friendly recipe, you can also use a sugar substitute, like Splenda.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Want to adapt this recipe to be gluten-free? You can use gluten-free, all-purpose flour!
  • Ground Cinnamon: Adds some great flavor!
  • Old-Fashioned Oats: Be careful not to purchase instant oats or steel-cut oats!
  • Brown Sugar: Adds some sweetness to the crisp, and the molasses in the brown sugar pairs well with the other ingredients!
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: Help make your crisp, light, and fluffy air-fried dessert!
  • Butter: Use unsalted butter

How To Make A Blueberry Crisp In Air Fryer?

Are you looking for a delicious way to enjoy blueberries in the comfort of your own home? Why not try making a blueberry crisp in an air fryer? Not only is this dessert easy to make, but it also requires fewer ingredients and less prep time than traditional methods.

How Do You Make A Blueberry Crisp In The Air Fryer?

Step One: Prepare The Crisp Batter

Mix the blueberries, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, water, and ground cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Mix well to coat the blueberries.

Air Fryer Blueberry Crisp

Step Two: Prepare The Crisp Topping

Mix the topping ingredients in another bowl and mix well until the mixture is crumbly. 

Step Three: Air Fry The Blueberry Crisp

Pour the blueberry mixture into the bottom of a pan, then sprinkle the topping over the top. Set the pan into the air fryer and set the temperature to 350 degrees F. The air fryer setting set cook time for 20 to 25 minutes.

Air Fryer Blueberry Crisp

Pro Tips For The Best Air Fryer Blueberry Crisp!

  • What Air Fryer To Use: This recipe will work in all air fryer models, including the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex Plus, and other Air Fryer Baskets and Models. The time will vary by a few minutes. 
  • What Pan To Use: For best results, use a thinner pan than you usually use; this way the middle will get fully cooked.
  • Frozen Blueberries: You can also use frozen blueberries; I would not recommend thawing them before adding them to the mixture.
  • Even Distribution: Ensure the blueberries are evenly spread out in the air fryer dish. This promotes uniform cooking and prevents any portion from being undercooked.
  • Topping Texture: Combine your ingredients until they resemble coarse crumbs for a crispier topping. This texture will crisp up beautifully in the air fryer.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Just like an oven, preheating your air fryer can lead to more consistent results. A few minutes of preheating can make a difference!
  • Stir Midway: Halfway through the cooking process, gently stir your blueberry mixture. This ensures that the juices mix well and the blueberries cook evenly.
  • Monitor Closely: Since air fryers can cook faster than conventional ovens, checking your blueberry crisp a few times is essential to avoid overcooking or burning.
  • Choose Fresh Blueberries: Fresh blueberries hold their shape better and give a vibrant, tart flavor. However, if using frozen, ensure they’re thawed and drained to prevent excess moisture.
  • Avoid Overcrowding: If making a larger batch, avoid overcrowding the air fryer. It’s better to cook in batches than to pile everything in, which might result in uneven cooking.
  • Customize Your Topping: Feel free to add nuts, oats, or a sprinkle of cinnamon to your topping mixture for added texture and flavor.
  • Cooling Time: After cooking, let the blueberry crisp sit for a few minutes. This makes the juices thicken slightly, making for a better texture and flavor.
  • Serve with a Side: Blueberry crisp tastes divine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on the side!

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones?

You can use frozen blueberries, but ensure they are fully thawed and drained to remove any excess water. This will prevent the crisp from becoming too soggy.

How do I store leftover blueberry crisp?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer or microwave before serving.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Absolutely! Simply use gluten-free oats and a gluten-free flour blend for the topping.

How do I know when my blueberry crisp is done?

Your crisp is done when the blueberries are bubbly, and the topping is golden brown and crispy.

Can I add other fruits to my blueberry crisp?

Yes, you can mix blueberries with other fruits like raspberries, blackberries, or even sliced peaches. Ensure the total amount of fruit stays consistent with the recipe.

Do I need to add sugar to my blueberries?

Depending on the sweetness of your blueberries and personal preference, you can adjust the sugar. If your blueberries are naturally sweet, you might want to reduce the sugar amount.

Is it necessary to preheat the air fryer?

While some recipes might not require preheating, for the blueberry crisp, it’s a good idea. Preheating ensures that the cooking time is accurate and the results are consistent.

Why is my topping not crispy?

There might be a few reasons: the air fryer was not preheated, the topping mixture was too wet, or the air fryer was overcrowded. Ensure you follow the recipe closely and give space for air circulation in the fryer.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes, but remember not to overcrowd your air fryer. You might need to cook in batches to ensure even cooking.

How can I make my blueberry crisp healthier?

  • You can reduce the sugar, use whole wheat flour, or add nuts and seeds to the topping for additional nutrients.

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5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

If you're in the mood for a fruity dessert, you'll love this easy blueberry crisp recipe that's made in your air fryer. The crispy topping is perfect with the sweet and juicy berries. Plus, it's a healthy option since there's no added butter or oil! Give it a try today.

Ingredients 

Blueberry Filling:

  • 2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water

Crisp Topping:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter, unsalted

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the blueberries, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, water,  and ground cinnamon. Mix well to coat the blueberries.
  • In another bowl, mix the topping ingredients, mix well until the mixture is crumbly. 
  • Pour the blueberry mixture to the bottom of a pan, then sprinkle the topping over the top.
  • Set the pan into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Baking Pan

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 196mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 2gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 375IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg

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