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Air Fryer Banana Chips

Air Fryer Banana Chips 

Learn how to make air fryer banana chips, a great snack for SCD or Paleo. It’s also the perfect healthy recipe for anytime that you crave a crunchy snack. It can be really hard to not give in to a crunchy craving when following a special diet like SCD or Paleo. 

One of the hardest parts of following any diet for me is the lack of crunchy snacks. It seems that desserts are pretty easy to replace in a healthier way for me but the crunchy snack part always gets me in trouble. I usually end up breaking my diet by munching on some chips or depending on the diet, popcorn is a weak spot for me as well.

Banana Chips in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Banana Chips are a Great Snack

While following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet aka SCD, you are not allowed to eat popcorn. This is a hard rule to follow for a lot of people just starting out the diet. It can be difficult to not give in to those crunchy cravings with illegal foods that ruin your diet. 

That’s where the inspiration for this Air Fryer Banana Chips Recipe originated. I wanted a crunch that would satisfy my cravings but not ruin my diet. 

Make a Variety of Banana Chips in the Air Fryer

You can use plantains to create a different texture. You can also try making banana chips from green bananas or bright yellow. This recipe for banana chips in the air fryer is made using a very ripe banana. This makes for a sweeter taste and a different kind of crunch.

This basic banana chip recipe is perfect for experimentation. Have fun trying different methods and toppings to find what works best for you. Don’t forget to come back to this page and comment on what type of variations of this banana chip recipe you have tried. I am always excited to see what produces different results and how I can perfect my recipes. 

I also love making these banana chips to pair with my favorite Easy Cinnamon Pumpkin Dip. This recipe is perfect for the Fall season or if you love pumpkin as much as I do, this recipe is perfect for enjoying all year long. 

More Ways to Enjoy these Air Fryer Banana Chips 

I love to include banana chips in trail mix, too. It really adds a much needed sweet flavor to a salty crunchy snack. It’s also perfect for grinding down into a powder and topping off your favorite ice cream. 

Banana chips are also a great food to have on hand when making your own granola bars and it also makes for the perfect decorative cake or cupcake topper. 

Topping Ideas

This post shares the basic Air Fryer Banana Chips recipe but there are a lot of different ways to prepare this tasty snack. Adding cinnamon and a bit of honey is a great way to give this recipe a sweet dessert taste. 

Sprinkle on some salt, garlic, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion flakes, and pepper for an everything bagel banana chip recipe that can be made in the Air Fryer.

Another favorite way to prepare Banana Chips in the Air Fryer is by sprinkling cheese on them, sprinkling with a bit of garlic salt, and baking for about 7 minutes in the Air Fryer, set at 350 degrees.  Now I know what you may be thinking, this sounds too weird to be good, but don’t knock it until you try it, these are really tasty. 

Storage for Banana Chips

As with all recipes, it is best to store these banana chips in an airtight container. I would suggest eating them within the first week for the maximum crunch but you can probably keep them for 2-3 weeks if stored properly. 

If you grind the banana chips for use in ice creams and yogurts, it may be best to store in an airtight container, inside your freezer. This will allow you to keep them for much longer, maybe even months at a time. 

How to Make Banana Chips in the Air Fryer

It is super easy to make banana chips in the air fryer and there are many ways to do it. I prefer the low and slow method, it always seems to work best for me but if you are in a rush you can turn up the heat and cut down the time quite a bit.

To do the quick method, heat your air fryer to 375 degrees and cook your banana chips for about 10-15 minutes, turning them halfway. 

If you have some time to dehydrate your banana chips, which is best in my opinion, slice the bananas and place them on the racks of your air fryer. Make sure they have plenty of space around each banana chip and are not touching. The airflow is really important to the process and it helps the bananas from fusing together while in the cooking process.

Once your bananas are cut into chips, spray them with a light covering of olive oil. Then set your air fryer to 175 degrees for 2 hours. Be sure to flip around all of the banana chips in the middle of the cooking process. Set the timer for one hour so you can be sure to get this very important step done. 

What is your favorite way to enjoy banana chips? Tell me about it by leaving a comment below. I would love to see what works best for you and what kind of variations you have experimented with using your air fryer. 

Be sure to check out all of the Specific Carbohydrate Recipes on my site as well as low carb recipes for diets like Keto. Please, share this recipe on your favorite social media, and don’t forget to let me know your thoughts after you give this banana chip recipe a try! 

Other Air Fryer Recipes

Learn how to make the healthiest lunch meat in your air fryer. 

Make some of these four-ingredient treats for your dog.

Whip up these Sweet Potato Chews for a dog who loves to chew! 

If you are on SCD or Keto, these Low Carb Crackers are Perfect! 

Make your own Homemade BBQ Chips in the Air Fryer.

 

Air Fryer Banana Chips

Air Fryer Banana Chips

Ingredients

  • 2 Bananas
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Cut bananas into thin chips. Spray them with a light covering of olive oil. Then set your air fryer to 175 degrees for 2 hours. Be sure to flip around all of the banana chips in the middle of the cooking process. Set the timer for one hour so you can be sure to get this very important step done. 

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 267Total Fat 1gSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 69gSugar 37gProtein 3g

 

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