Air fryer banana chips are a fantastic and healthy snack option that you can easily make at home. With just three simple ingredients, you can skip the store-bought options and enjoy the best banana chips right from your air fryer.
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Why Choose Air Fryer Banana Chips?
I absolutely love the delightful combination of sweet and salty flavors. And if it includes fruit, it’s a win-win for me! These air fryer banana chips are not only a tasty and crunchy snack, but they are also a healthy choice for you and your kids.
The chips are naturally sweet and dusted with kosher salt. By air frying them with a small amount of oil, you’ll achieve a perfectly crispy and irresistible texture. If you’re a fan of bananas, you might also want to try making air fryer plantains or indulge in a delightful banana chia pudding for breakfast.
Moreover, these homemade banana chips are gluten-free and vegan. You can enjoy them guilt-free, knowing they are made with all-natural ingredients and contain fewer calories than their store-bought counterparts.
Ingredients for Air Fryer Banana Chips
To make air fryer banana chips, you’ll only need a few simple ingredients:
- Bananas: Choose two bananas that are slightly ripe. It’s best to use them before they turn brown to ensure the best flavor and texture in your chips.
- Avocado Oil: While I prefer avocado oil, you can use olive oil or any other neutral oil as a substitute.
- Kosher Salt: A sprinkle of flaky kosher salt will give your chips the perfect balance of salty flavor.
Feel free to experiment with seasonings and spices to create your own unique twist on these banana chips. The possibilities are endless!
How to Make Air Fryer Banana Chips
Follow these simple steps to create delicious air fryer banana chips:
- Slice the Bananas: Start by slicing the bananas into thin, quarter-inch slices.
- Coat with Oil: Place the banana slices in a bowl and gently coat them with your chosen oil, making sure they are evenly coated.
- Arrange in Air Fryer: Arrange the banana slices in a single layer in your air fryer. Avoid overcrowding to prevent soggy chips. Sprinkle the slices with kosher salt.
- Air Fry to Perfection: Follow the instructions in the recipe card below to air fry your banana chips. Flip them over halfway through the cooking time. Once done, allow them to cool before indulging in the crispiest banana chips.
Please note that the numbered steps above correspond to the images provided and are for illustrative purposes only. For a complete list of ingredients and detailed instructions, refer to the recipe below.
Serving Suggestions for Air Fryer Banana Chips
Air fryer banana chips are delightful on their own, but they also make excellent dippers for your favorite snacks. Pair them with salsa, guacamole, aioli, or hummus for a healthy and flavorful treat. For a more elaborate spread, incorporate these crispy banana chips into a vegan charcuterie board, complementing a variety of fruits, veggies, and dips. And if you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, try drizzling them with chocolate or adding them to an ice cream sundae for a truly decadent snack.
Flavor Variations for Air Fryer Banana Chips
The mildness of bananas allows for endless seasoning possibilities. Here are a few flavor options you can explore:
- Salt Varieties: Experiment with seasoned salt, smoked salt, or specialty salts to infuse unique flavors into your chips.
- Spice It Up: Add a kick of spice with cayenne pepper, chipotle, chili lime salt, or hot paprika. Remember, a little goes a long way, so start with a small amount and adjust according to your taste.
- Indulge in Sweetness: Transform your chips into a delicious dessert treat by sprinkling them with cinnamon, nutmeg, or sugar. You can even drizzle them with chocolate or incorporate them into an ice cream sundae.
Choose the Right Bananas
For this recipe, it’s best to use bananas that are just ripe. They should be firm enough to slice cleanly into thin pieces, while still retaining a hint of sweetness. Green bananas can work, although they won’t be as sweet. However, overripe brown bananas are not suitable for this recipe. Save them for smoothies or banana pudding instead.
Selecting the Ideal Oil for Air Frying Banana Chips
While I recommend using avocado oil due to its health benefits and mild flavor, you can use any oil of your choice. Olive oil or melted coconut oil will work just fine. Keep in mind that a small amount of oil is necessary to prevent the chips from sticking together and to achieve that perfect crunchiness. Use your preferred oil sparingly.
Storing Your Banana Chips
Air fryer banana chips are an excellent snack for meal prepping. After allowing them to cool completely, store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. Ensure the container is free from any moisture since it can cause the chips to soften or spoil. For extra crispiness, consider storing the chips in a paper bag or alongside a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. This way, your banana chips will remain perfectly crunchy for up to a week.
More Delicious Air Fryer Recipes
If you’re a fan of air fryer snacks, you’re in for a treat! Give these recipes a try:
- Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
- Air Fryer Kale Chips
- Air Fryer Seasoned Pretzels
- Air Fryer Chickpeas
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