Air Fryer Plantains

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Looking for a delicious snack with a hint of sweetness and a whole lot of crisp? Air fryer plantains are a good option!

Easy to make and ready in no time, these plantains in the air fryer make a lighter, healthier snack compared to deep-fried chips!

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Air fryer plantain chips are so delicious!

Recipe Tips

Before you make your way to the kitchen to make air fried plantains, read through these recipe tips so that you achieve great results!

  • We’d recommend using a plantain with yellow peel. This way the plantain chips have a hint of sweetness. If you want them sweeter, you can wait until the peel starts to develop some black spots. While you can use green plantains, they will taste quite starchy and not sweet at all.
  • Cut the slices approximately 1/4 of an inch thick. Any thinner and they might crisp too quickly/unevenly. Any thicker and the middles of the plantain chips might bee too soft.
  • Adding some salt can bring out the natural sweetness of the plantains. However, don’t add too much at once. We would recommend only adding a sprinkle at first – you can always add more later after they are air-fried.

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Step by Step Instructions

For those wondering how to cook plantains in air fryer, you can follow the recipe step by step inthis section (with photos) to see just how we do it!

If you just want to make air fryer plantain chips and are feeling confident with how to make them, you can find the cooking time and temperature in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

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Make sure to use a plantain with a yellow peel.

As mentioned, we’d recommend using a plantain that has a yellow peel – with some black spots if you want a slightly sweeter taste.

While you can use a plantain with green peel, it won’t have a sweet taste.

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Peel the plantain.

At this time, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, cut the ends off the plantain. Slice the peel with a knife once lengthwise, then remove the peel from around the plantain.

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Cut the plantain into slices.

Cut the plantain into slices, approximately 1/4 inch thick.

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Add the plantain slices, oil, and salt to a bowl.

Place the slices into a bowl and add oil and salt (sea salt or table salt) to taste.

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Make sure the plantain slices are evenly coated.

Gently mix so that the plantain slices are evenly covered in oil and salt.

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Place the plantain slices into the air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the plantain slices into the air fryer in one even layer – be sure that there is no overlap.

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Flip the plantain slices halfway through cooking.

Air fry the plantain chips at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 11-14 minutes total until they are fully cooked, lightly browned and crispy on the outside.

Remember to flip the chips halfway through the cooking time. Every air fryer cooks slightly differently, so the exact cooking time can vary.

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The plantain chips should be slightly browned and crispy on the outside.

When done cooking, remove the plantain slices from the air fryer with tongs and place them on a plate or in a bowl. Enjoy!

crispy plantains on white plate on wooden board with cloth behind.
Plantains in the air fryer – ready for snacking!

Storage Tips

We doubt that there will be any plantain chips leftover when making them in the air fryer.

However, if you make a big batch, you can store them in a sealed container at room temperature and eat them within 2-3 days. Just make sure that the plantain chips were fully cooked!

Related Recipes

If you are looking for more air fryer snack ideas, have a look through these tasty “chips” that you can also make!

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Air Fryer Plantains

Air Fryer Plantains are tasty and delicious. Easy to make, these crispy yet soft plantain chips make for a great snack!
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 plantain, ripe
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • seasalt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Meanwhile, cut the ends off the plantain. Slice the peel with a knife once lengthwise, then remove the peel from around the plantain. Cut the plantain into slices, approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place the slices into a bowl and add oil and salt (sea salt or table salt) to taste. Gently mix so that the plantain slices are evenly covered in oil and salt.
  • When the air fryer is hot, add the plantain slices into the air fryer in one even layer – be sure that there is no overlap. Air fry the plantain chips at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 11-14 minutes total until lightly browned and crispy on the outside. Remember to flip the chips halfway through the cooking time. Every air fryer cooks slightly differently, so the exact cooking time can vary.
  • When done cooking, remove the plantain slices from the air fryer with tongs and place them on a plate or in a bowl. Enjoy!

Notes

We would not recommend using green plantains since they won't be sweet at all. Make sure the plantain peel is at least yellow in color. If you want the chips to be sweeter, wait until the plantain has some dark spots on the peel.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 297mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g

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.

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Lisa is the main creator for Simply Air Fryer. As the author of two successful food blogs, she's usually found measuring ingredients, trying out new combinations, or hiding behind the camera snapping photos of food. She bought her first air fryer almost 2 years ago and has since used it over 350+ times. With the help of her trusty sidekick (husband), she's created and tested every single recipe on Simply Air Fryer.

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