Air Fryer Banana Chips

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Air Fryer Banana Chips

Are you a snacker who’s constantly on the hunt for healthier alternatives to your favorite crunchy treats? Look no further! We’ve got the perfect recipe for you – crispy, delicious, and guilt-free air fryer banana chips. These homemade banana chips are not only a fantastic substitute for store-bought varieties, but they’re also incredibly easy to make, thanks to your trusty air fryer.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to create these scrumptious, wholesome snacks that will satisfy your cravings without compromising your health. So, let’s dive into the world of air frying and discover the magic behind these delightful banana chips that are about to become your new go-to snack.

How to Make Banana Chips in the Air Fryer

Ready for some delicious air fryer banana chips? Here’s how to make them:

First, slice your bananas into thin slices, around a quarter-inch thick. Mix up some lemon juice and water in a bowl and soak the banana slices to keep them from browning. Once they’re soaked, pat them dry and preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.

Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and arrange the banana slices in it. Don’t crowd the basket or your chips won’t get as crispy. Make sure to lay them out in a single layer in the basket – you may need to cook them in multiple batches.

Sprinkle the seasoning of your choice over the banana slices. Cook each batch for about four to five minutes on both sides, then let them cool on a wire rack to get that perfect crunch. Repeat with the remaining slices, letting them cool completely to get nice and crisp. Trust us, these chips are the perfect tasty, healthy snack that you won’t want to miss!

This recipe makes two servings. Each serving contains 107 calories. If you’re on a Nutrisystem weight loss plan, you can this as one SmartCarb in your NuMi app journal.

Level Up Your Banana Chips: Seasonings and Ingredients for a Flavorful Twist

While classic banana chips are already delicious on their own, you can easily elevate them by experimenting with various seasonings and ingredients. Here are some creative ideas to add a burst of flavor to your air fryer banana chips:

  • Cinnamon and Sugar – For a sweet and comforting taste, mix together equal parts of ground cinnamon and sugar. Lightly sprinkle the mixture over the banana slices before air frying. This combination will give you mouthwatering, dessert-like banana chips that are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
  • Honey and Sea Salt – Drizzle a small amount of honey over the banana slices and then sprinkle them with a pinch of sea salt. The sweet-salty balance in this seasoning creates an addictive flavor profile that’s hard to resist.
  • Cayenne Pepper and Lime – For a tangy and spicy kick, dust your banana chips with a pinch of cayenne pepper and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. This zesty combination adds a bold twist to the classic banana chip and is perfect for those who enjoy a little heat in their snacks.
  • Chocolate Drizzle – For a more indulgent version, melt dark chocolate and drizzle it over your freshly air-fried banana chips. Allow the chocolate to harden before enjoying this delectable treat. You can also add a sprinkle of crushed nuts or shredded coconut for added texture and flavor.
  • Curry Powder and Turmeric – If you’re a fan of savory flavors, try sprinkling a mixture of curry powder and turmeric over your banana chips. This aromatic blend adds an exotic touch to your snack, transporting your taste buds to the vibrant world of Indian spices.
  • Garlic and Rosemary – Crushed garlic and finely chopped fresh rosemary make for a delicious and fragrant seasoning. Gently toss the banana slices with a bit of olive oil and the garlic-rosemary mixture before air frying. This savory combination creates an irresistible aroma and adds a gourmet touch to your banana chips.
  • Add to Trail Mix – Toss your homemade banana chips into your favorite trail mix for a sweet yet healthy component! Try our recipes for Sweet and Salty Trail Mix or Sweet and Smoky Trail Mix.

With these seasoning ideas, you can transform your air fryer banana chips into a versatile snack that caters to various taste preferences. Don’t be afraid to get creative and mix different herbs, spices and flavors to find your perfect combination. The possibilities are endless, and your taste buds will thank you!

Pro Tip: Be sure to consult the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide to learn how to count different add-ins on your weight loss plan!

More Healthy Banana Recipes

Looking for more tasty ideas to use up that bunch of bananas? Check out these other delicious and nutritious banana recipes:

*Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 107

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb


  • 2 bananas, slightly underripe
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • Zero-calorie cooking spray
  • Seasoning (e.g. cinnamon, sea salt, etc.)


  1. Slice the bananas into ¼" slices.
  2. Combine lemon juice and water in a bowl. Place the slices in the lemon water to prevent browning.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 350°F.
  4. Remove the bananas from the lemon water and pat them dry.
  5. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and arrange the soaked banana slices in a single layer in the basket. You may need to do this in multiple batches. Spray the tops of the bananas with cooking spray and sprinkle with some seasoning.
  6. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes.
  7. Remove from the air fryer and place on a cooling wrap. Repeat with remaining banana slices. Let cool completely to help crisp up.
  8. *Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.
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