Air Fryer Banana Chips

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Looking for a crispy snack that is all kinds of sweet? Air fryer banana chips are a great idea!

Easy to make and even easier to eat, these banana chips in the air fryer can be topped just how you like – with cinnamon, with sea salt, or just enjoy them as it!

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Air fryer banana chips are sweet and crispy!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you air fry banana chips, quickly read through these few recipe tips so that you can make the best chips!

  • It’s important to use bananas that are still mainly green and are just ripening. This way the slices will hold up better and won’t be too mushy when handled/air fried.
  • When cutting the slices make sure that they all have the same thickness. We like cutting them approximately 1/8 inch thick or slightly thicker. The thicker the slices, the longer they will need to cook.
  • We use avocado oil for the brushing of the slices because it has a neutral taste but you can also use coconut oil if you like the flavor. We would avoid using virgin olive oil for this recipe because you’ll really taste it in the slices.
  • When adding the banana slices to the air fryer, make sure to not overlap them so that they can cook evenly. There’s usually also no need to flip the banana chips while they are cooking slice they are quite thin.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

For the detailed instructions on how to make banana chips in the air fryer, you can follow our recipe process photos in this section.

This way, you can see just how we made our banana chips.

If you just want the instructions without visuals, you can scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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Use bananas that are still mainly green.

Make sure to use bananas that are still mainly green and just starting to get yellow. This will make it easier to work with them.

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Cut the bananas into slices.

Peel the bananas then cut them into 1/8 inch or slightly thicker slices with a knife. Try to cut them all to a similar thickness.

At this time also preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Place the bananas into a baking dish.

Place the banana slices into a baking dish or on a large plate.

Drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil on top, then brush or gently spread the oil around with your fingers.

Turn the slices over and cover the tops with the rest of the oil.

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You can sprinkle the banana slices with sea salt or cinnamon.

Now sprinkle cinnamon or (sea) salt on top – go easy, you can always add more later.

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Add the banana slices to the preheated air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the banana slices in one even layer – there should be no overlapping slices.

We can just fit the slices from two bananas into our air fryer tray. If your air fryer is on the smaller end, you might have to cook these banana chips in two batches.

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Cook the banana chips until they are crispy.

Cook the banana chips for 12-16 minutes until they reach your desired level of crispiness.

The exact cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the banana slices, your air fryer, and your personal preference.

There’s no need to flip the slices while they are cooking.

Keep in mind that banana chips might still be slightly sticky when they are done – they will harden as they cool.

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Place the banana chips onto a cooling rack.

When done, remove the banana chips from the air fryer. Place them on a cooling rack and let them cool.

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Banana chips ready for snacking!

When they have cooled, you can enjoy them on their own or use them in a snack mix for camping with granola, raisins, chocolate chips, etc.

Storage Tips

Once you have your air-fried banana chips, they are best enjoyed crisp and fresh out of the air fryer (once cooled down a tad).

Any leftover banana chips can be stored in a sealed container on the counter (and not in the fridge).

They’ll last like this for a few days but not as long as store-bought or properly dehydrated banana chips.

For best taste, we would recommend eating them sooner rather than later!

Related Recipes

If you liked these banana chips, check out these other fruit recipes that you can make in the air fryer!

banana chips on floral plate on wooden board

Air Fryer Banana Chips

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Air Fryer Banana Chips are a sweet and tasty snack. Made from thinly sliced bananas, these delicious chips are crispy yet slightly tender and great for snacking!

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, just ripening
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • (sea) salt or cinnamon to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel the bananas then cut them into 1/8 inch or slightly thicker slices with a knife. Try to cut them all to a similar thickness.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Place the banana slices into a baking dish or on a large plate. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil on top, then brush or gently spread the oil around with your fingers. Turn the slices over and cover the tops with the rest of the oil. Now sprinkle cinnamon or (sea) salt on top - go easy, you can always add more later.
  4. When the air fryer is hot, add the banana slices in one even layer - there should be no overlapping slices. We can just fit the slices from two bananas into our air fryer tray but if your air fryer is on the smaller end, you might have to cook these banana chips in two batches.
  5. Cook the banana chips for 12-16 minutes until they reach your desired level of crispiness. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the banana slices, your air fryer, and your personal preference. There's no need to flip the slices while they are cooking. Keep in mind that the banana chips might still be slightly sticky when they are done - they will harden as they cool.
  6. When done, remove the banana chips from the air fryer. Place them on a cooling rack and let them cool. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You want to use bananas that are still mainly green and just starting to get yellow since they will be pretty firm and hold their shape better than very ripe bananas.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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