How To Make Banana Chips In Air Fryer

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How to make banana chips in air fryer? If you are looking for the perfect snack (or healthy dessert), then look no further. This recipe is super easy and fast, and makes delicious snacks that your kids will love.

Air Fryer Banana Chips [Video]

Air Fryer Banana Chips are healthy, crispy and the perfect family snack to enjoy any time of the day. Making them at home is easy and budget-friendly, not to mention that they contain tons of vitamins and dietary fiber!

air fried banana chips

Crispy air fryer banana chips (tostones)

Watch the short video tutorial:

Air Fryer Banana ChipsPlay Video

To make these chips, you can go with either one. The end result will be equally delicious. Unlike the store-bought chips, these do not contain any preservatives or added sugar. They are vegan and gluten-free. Also, they are quite easy to make and versatile. You can easily adjust the flavors and use various seasonings, such as turmeric, vanilla, cinnamon, or spices. 

banana chips ingredients

Ingredients needed:

This dish requires just a few simple ingredients. In addition, feel free to use your favorite seasonings here. You will need:

  • About 2 ripe and firm bananas (or plantains)
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • Seasoning: salt, and pepper or brown sugar
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)

How to make crispy air fryer banana chips?

steps how to make air fryer banana chips

How to make banana chips in the oven?

Making these chips in the oven is equally easy. Follow these steps:

  1. Preheat the oven: I love cooking them at about 400 to 425 degrees F. 
  2. Prepare the bananas or plantains: Then, peel and slice them uniformly. 
  3. Season: In a bowl, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice and sprinkle some salt and pepper. Mix to combine the seasoning, then brush the sliced bananas to absorb the flavors. 
  4. Layer and cook: Next, place parchment paper on a baking sheet, and arrange the chips in a single layer. Also, you can use a rack. Cook for about 20 minutes, until the color turning brown on the edges. 
  5. Serve: Remove and enjoy warm!

Flavor variations and substitutions:

These healthy, homemade snacks can be easily adjusted to satisfy your own taste. There are plenty of ways to serve and season them. Here are some great suggestions:

  • Turmeric: Add some ground turmeric for extra flavor. Not only does turmeric tastes amazing, but it also has plenty of healthy benefits. 
  • Spicy: To add some heat, add some smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, or chili powder. 
  • Brown sugar: Feel free to sprinkle them with some brown sugar for a sweeter taste. 
  • Lime: Substitute the lemon juice with lime juice. 
  • Other seasonings: Garlic powder, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, or cajun seasoning will all work great here. 
air fryer banana chips

Air Fryer Bananas (Sweet Banana Chips Recipe)

Learn how to dehydrate bananas in the air fryer! These air fryer bananas need only 5 ingredients that you probably already have in the house. Get my easy banana chips air fryer recipe, nutrition information, cooking tips, and more! You’re going to love air fried bananas for a gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, plant-based, and vegan snack. They’re delicious crispy or chewy!

bananas air fryer

Sweet air fryer banana chips are one of my favorite easy snack recipes. They’re a great way to get the flavor of caramelized bananas without brown sugar.

And if you’re wondering what to make with bananas in the air fryer, no worries! Air fried banana chips are great by themselves as a snack, and there are so many other ways to use them.

You can use your air fryer cinnamon banana chips to top a bowl of Homemade Yogurt and Air Fryer Granola. Or enjoy them as a topping for peanut butter toast.

You could also try air frying bananas and then serving them with vanilla ice cream. You’ll get all the flavors of a bananas foster dessert, but with less sugar added.

As you’ll see, the sweetness is intensified in cooked banana, making them the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth. I think you’re going to be amazed at how delicious this simple air fryer recipe is.

And if you happen to be feeling a little more savory than sweet, don’t miss my post on Air Fryer Plantains. I’ll show you several ways to use starchy cooking bananas to make tasty chips in the air fryer

Why make Bananas in an Air Fryer? Here are some benefits of air frying banana chips:

  • Healthy: We’re making baked banana chips, not deep fried, so minimal added oil is needed. The result is a nutrient-dense, lower calorie treat than fried banana chips.
  • No sugar added: Bananas contain natural sugars that make them sweet. Dehydrating banana chips in the air fryer concentrates this sweetness even more, so no added sugar is needed.
  • Easy: Five simple ingredients and under 15 minutes air frying time is all you need to air fry bananas. It’s perfect for a low-effort, quick, and healthy snack.
  • Inexpensive: The ingredients used in this recipe tend to be cheap in the U.S. You can probably make this recipe for less than buying banana chips from a store.
  • Whole food: DIY air fryer banana chips count as a whole food, not ultra-processed food. Are you trying to improve the overall quality of your diet? Eating more whole food and less highly processed food is generally a good place to start.
  • Plant based: This plant-based snack fits a variety of special diets including vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, and gluten free. It’s a fun way to squeeze a little more fruit into your diet.
  • Snack or breakfast: Banana chips make a great after school snack, or serve them on game days, at BBQs, or potlucks. You can also add them to breakfast, or have them as a side at lunch.
  • Delicious: Kids usually love homemade banana chips. It’s hard not to love this tasty banana snack that is sweet like candy, but with no added sugars!

🥘 Air Fryer Bananas Ingredients

What do you need to make bananas in an air fryer? All you need is a few simple ingredients:

  • One slightly green banana
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Cooking oil spray (non-aerosol)
ingredients air fryer bananas

Feel free to use pumpkin spice or another favorite spice in place of the cinnamon. Slightly green raw banana is best here, as you can cut it into neat slices without being mushy.

🍽 Equipment

To make bananas in an air fryer, you need:

  • Manual lemon squeezer
  • Knife
  • Dusting wand (optional)
  • Air Fryer

Freshly squeezed lemon juice tends to be more flavorful than bottled. If you don’t have a citrus squeezer, you can simply squeeze a lemon by hand.

My air fryer recipes are developed with a 10-Quart Kalorik Air Fryer Oven. You can use a Ninja Foodi, Philips, Nuwave, Pampered Chef, Actifry, Instant Pot Vortex, Cosori, Breville, or other brand for air frying banana chips. Keep in mind that cooking times may vary depending on the air fryer you’re using.

🔪 How to Make Air Fryer Banana Chips

Time to air fry banana chips! Begin by taking your banana and cutting it into ⅛-inch thick slices (0.3 cm).

It’s ok if they’re somewhere between ⅛-¼ inch thick, but try to make the slices as uniformly thick as possible. This will help them cook more evenly.

Juice a lemon. Put the banana slices in a single layer on a plate. Sprinkle them with half the lemon juice, then flip them over and sprinkle with the rest.

Mist your air fryer basket or tray with cooking spray. Place the banana slices in a single layer on the tray. (You may need to cook them in batches if they don’t fit in a single layer on one tray.)

Mist the banana slices with cooking spray. Sprinkle them with cinnamon and salt. I like to use a dusting wand for the cinnamon, but using your fingers works too.

If you’re using an air fryer oven, put the air fryer tray in the top rack position. Time to air fry!

air fryer banana chips

️⏲️ Cooking Time and Temperature

How long to air fry bananas? What temperature to air fry banana chips? It takes a total of 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177C) to cook bananas in the air fryer. Add 2-4 minutes to the cooking time if you’d like more crispy banana chips.

You do not need to flip the banana chips during the first 10-12 minutes of cooking. If any are getting too brown during this time, feel free to remove them from the air fryer early. The chips on the edges of the tray tend to brown faster than the ones in the middle.

AIR FRYER BANANA CHIPS

Air Fryer Banana Chips are a healthy, sweet and salty snack that comes together quickly and easily in your air fryer with just three ingredients. Skip the snack aisle and make the best banana chips at home!

a closeup view of a plate of crispy banana chips with salt.

AIR FRYER BANANA CHIPS RECIPE

I love that combo of salty and sweet. If you can add fruit, that is a win-win for me! These Air Fryer Banana Chips are a healthy, crunchy snack you will love to eat and feel good giving your kids, too. These are naturally sweet, dusted with kosher salt, and air fried with a small amount of oil so they come out crispy, crunchy, and irresistible.

You might also enjoy Air Fryer Plantains. They are softer and savory and make a delicious side dish. Love Bananas? Try Banana Chia Pudding for an amazing breakfast treat.

Air fryer banana chips are naturally gluten free and vegan, too. You can feel good about snacking on these homemade chips with all-natural ingredients and less calories than store-bought options.

Get ready, you are just three ingredients away from these snack-y air fryer treats! Looking for a new air fryer? You might be interested to check out this Okaysou Dance 430 review!

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ingredients for air fryer banana chips on a marble counter.

INGREDIENTS FOR BANANA CHIPS AIR FRYER

Bananas – For this air fryer recipe, you will need two bananas that are just barely ripe. Using them for chips before they start to get brown will give the best flavor and texture for the chips.

Avocado Oil – I like avocado oil, but you could use olive oil or another neutral oil instead.

Kosher Salt – A nice flaky salt gives these chips their perfectly salty flavor.

Seasonings – I keep it simple with this air fryer banana chip recipe, but there are so many seasonings you could add for a sweeter, saltier, or more savory version. Keep scrolling for some of my fav spice suggestions for banana chips.

If you have any questions about Air Fryer Chicken Tenders, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP!

VIDEO: AIR FRYER BANANA CHIPS

Air Fryer Banana ChipsPlay Video

photo collage showing 4 steps needed to make air fryer banana chips

HOW TO MAKE BANANA CHIPS IN AIR FRYER

  1. First, slice the bananas into thin slices, about ¼ inch thick.
  2. Then, put the banana slices in a bowl and cover with olive oil. Mix until combined.
  3. Next, place the banana slices in a single layer in the air fryer. Work in batches if needed since overcrowding will result in soggy banana chips. Sprinkle the slices with kosher salt.
  4. Air Fry as directed in the recipe card below, flipping over half way through cooking time. Remove from air fryer and let cool before enjoying for the crispiest air fryer banana chips. Enjoy!

These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions for Air Fryer Chicken Tenders without breading, please see the recipe below.

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