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!
WHAT ARE BANANA CHIPS?
These healthy Banana Chips are chips made from unripe green bananas. You can fry, bake or air fry them to your preference. Whilst you can use the sweeter riper banana to make this, I think the crunchiest and best results are with green ones.
How to make Air Fryer Banana Chips?
- ripe bananas
- olive oil
- Kosher Salt
- Preheat air fryer to 350 Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
- Place bananas on a cutting board and slice the bananas into thin slices, about 1⁄4 inch thick.
- Put the sliced bananas in a medium bowl and gently toss them in the olive oil. Mix until evenly coated.
- Place raw banana slices in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. Do not overfill the air fryer with bananas.
- Air fry banana chips for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F, flipping halfway through the cooking process. Until the bananas are lightly browned and crispy.
- Remove them from the air fryer and place them on a wire rack. Sprinkle with a little salt and let chips cool.
- Continue cooking bananas in batches until completely finished
I make this recipe in my 5.8 qt. Cosori air fryer. Depending on your air fryer, size and wattage the cook time may take 1-2 minutes additional time.
TIPS For Recipe
If using thick slices of bananas, cooking times will vary, so add an extra 2-4 more minutes.
Because bananas can brown quickly, if cutting batch into portions, place the raw banana slices on a baking sheet or baking dish, and squeeze with lemon juice to prevent browning.
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF BANANA TO USE?
Any type of banana works for this recipe. However, firm bananas are perfect to make these chips, so avoid overripe bananas or ones that have brown spots
What is the difference between banana chips and plantain chips?
Both are pretty much the same thing. The main difference is that plantains have a greener color, are starchier, and are a bit more caloric. You can use either one in this recipe.
How do you store the chips?
The great thing about them is that they store well for quite some time. Prior to storing, let the chips completely cool. Then, transfer to an airtight container. They will store at room temperature if properly sealed for up to 3 weeks.