This fool-proof recipe shows how to make air fryer bananas. These caramelized bananas go great with ice cream and other toppings and so perfect for indulgent breakfast, healthy snack or sweet dessert.
- 4 Bananas choose yellow and ripe
- 1 Tablespoon butter or coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
Start off by peeling and cutting ripe bananas lengthwise with a sharp knife. Remove all the excess strings especially the middle membrane.
In a mixing bowl, melt the butter or coconut oil. I typically do it in a microwave safe dish. Whisk it together with cinnamon powder and maple syrup.
Lightly mist air fryer basket with cooking spray or line air fryer basket with parchment paper. Place sliced bananas into the air fryer basket. Keep it in single layer without overcrowding or overlapping.
Using a pastry brush , coat the banana slices with maple butter cinnamon mixture. Sprinkle brown sugar on top. This gives nice crispy bites and beautiful caramel color.
Air fry at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes until they are golden brown. Serve warm. Enjoy !
Use firm and yellow bananas to make this recipe. They hold the shape best and have nice bite to them. Over ripe brown bananas , on the other hand, will get too soft , mushy and pulpy.
Different brands of air fryers differ in how quickly they cook, so you may need to adjust the time up or down depending on what air fryer you’re using.
For easier clean up, do use silicon liner or parchment paper in the air fryer basket.