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Easy Air Fryer Banana Chips Recipe - Healthy Plantain Chips

Learn how to make this healthy Banana Chips or Plantain Chips snack at home in your air-fryer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer appetizers, air fryer banana chips, air fryer plantain chips
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1kcal
Author: simplyvegetarian777


  • Air Fryer
  • Chopping board and knife
  • Measuring Spoons, Measuring Cups, Stirring Spoon,
  • mixing bowl



Watch the instructional video for reference.

    Gather all the ingredients and take out your Air fryer. Plug it in.

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    • First wash the Raw Bananas. Then Peel them. Since it is a tough thick peel, use sharp kitchen knife to peel it. Please be careful of not cutting your fingers. Use chopping board for support if needed.
    • Now take the mandoline/slicer and slice the bananas thin.
    • Take a bowl and add the raw banana slices to it. Spray the slices with a Butter or Oil Spray. You may use coconut oil too for vegan choice. Add salt, Black Pepper, Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder/Cayenne Powder to it. Toss and Mix well. If you want to try some other seasoning, then add at this time and toss.
    • Now layer these in single layer inside the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 350*F and set the timer at 10 minutes. Air fry. In about 3-4 minutes, open the basket. The slices gather to a side as they cook since they are weightless. Rearrange them in layer. And Air fry further till edges are golden and center has no moist spot left. My slices were paper thin so they got done in about 6 minutes but then I had to be on top of checking and flipping.
    • If the slices are slightly thicker then you might have to check 2 times for rearranging and checking, since few slices might get done earlier. In that case, remove those first and air fry the rest.
    • Take them out and let cool to room temperature before storing in air-tight container.
    • IMPORTANT NOTE - Here is the important thing about the thickness of the slices. You can make paper thin slices or slightly thicker slices. Don't cut very thick slices or it will take ever to air fry. The time of their "done-ness" will depend upon their thickness. My slices were super thin like paper thin. They got done in a batch of 6-7 minutes each. Therefore the timing will range from 6 -15 minutes depending upon how thick the slices are. You have to make sure that these do not have any moist spot left on them before you take them out.



    Are Plantain Chips and Banana Chips the same thing?

    Yes and No. Although Plantains belong to the Banana family, they are still different. Bananas are sweeter and plantains are starchier.

    Can I use raw plantain to replace raw banana in this recipe?

    Yes you can use raw plantain for this recipe. It will be air fried plantain chips then.

    Is Air fryer Banana Chips Recipe healthy?

    Yes absolutely yes. First of all it is not deep fried as compared to the market bought ones. Secondly there is no preservative or additive. Also it is high in fiber and potassium. It definitely makes to the healthy snack. 

    How to pick the right kind of banana or plantain for this recipe?

    Make sure to pick the hard and green colored raw/unripe banana or plantain for this recipe for the perfect texture or taste.

    Can I bake plantain chips in the oven?

    Here is the recipe to follow Oven Baked Banana / Plantain chips.

    Other Spice Mix Ingredients

    Pub-Style - Raw Banana, Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Sugar, Garlic Powder & Oil Spray
    Piri Piri Style - Raw Banana, Salt, Piri Piri Mix & Oil Spray. Piri Piri is a spicy spice mix from South Africa.
    Salt & Pepper - Raw Banana, Salt, Black Pepper & Oil Spray

    Kitchen Equipment for the Recipe

    Air fryer - There are lot of popular models circling the internet. Some of my favorites are - Philips Air fryer, Instant Pot Vortex, Instant Pot Air fryer Lid, Ninja, Mealthy Crisp lid. For  that matter, use any model that you have.
    Mixing Bowls
    Chopping Board/Knife


    Serving: 4g | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 291mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg