Healthy Air Fryer Baked Pineapple Upside-Down Oatmeal
Total: 1 hr 15 min
Active: 15 min
1 of 6 servings
Feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast with this baked oatmeal — it’s a cross between decadent pineapple upside-down cake and hearty oats. Fresh pineapple and frozen cherries are a healthier take on the usual canned and jarred options, and the air circulation from the air fryer means a faster and more even bake. Be sure to use a baking dish without handles so it can easily fit in the air fryer.
an 8-by-8-inch baking dish without handles, a 6-quart air fryer
Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish without handles with nonstick cooking spray.
Slice the pineapple into four 1/4-inch-thick rings and cut the remaining pineapple into small dice. Measure out 1/2 cup diced pineapple and set aside, reserving the rest for another use. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar over the bottom of the prepared baking dish and arrange the pineapple slices in a square in the dish. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.
Combine the oats, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together the remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar, milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, almond extract, and eggs in a separate bowl. Pour over the oat mixture and stir to combine. Fold in the chopped pineapple. Spoon the oatmeal mixture over the pineapple rings, spreading to cover. Cook in a 6-quart air fryer at 325 degrees F until puffed and golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes (see Cook’s Note).
Let cool in the baking dish for 5 minutes, then gently loosen the sides with a butter knife and flip the baked oatmeal out onto a cutting board, to reveal the pineapple slices. Let cool for 10 additional minutes before slicing.
Settings may vary on your air fryer depending on the model. Please refer to the manufacturer’s guide.
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