Easy caramelized bananas in the air fryer
Delicious and easy air fryer bananas topped with chocolate and peanut butter. Easy way to make caramelized bananas. Make this in less that 10 minutes and with only three ingredients. Your whole family will love this healthy dessert.
Caramelized bananas are insanely easy to make in the air fryer. There are minimal ingredients and then you can top it with your choice of toppings.
Make sure to get bananas that are yellow. You don’t want bananas that are too ripe and spotty, or underripe and green. If the banana is overripe, it will get too mushy. If it’s underripe, it won’t be as sweet.
I love lightly brushing a little coconut oil on the bananas before air frying. The coconut flavor is delicious with bananas. You can also use avocado oil or vegetable oil.
Coconut sugar is nice because it has a caramelized flavor to it. If you don’t have coconut sugar, you can just use brown sugar.
Toppings of choice
Toppings are optional, but completely delicious. I love adding melted peanut butter and chocolate on top with some walnuts or peanut for added crunch. I’ve also topped it with granola and dairy free yogurt.
This recipe is
- healthy (1)
- gluten free
- quick and easy
How to make caramelized bananas in the air fryer
First find yellow bananas that aren’t too over or underripe. Then peel the bananas and cut them in half lengthwise.
Add on the coconut oil and coconut sugar.
Pre-heat the air fryer at 370 degrees for five minutes then add the bananas to the air fryer, making sure not to over crowd the air fryer.
Air fry for five minutes, then flip the bananas over and air fry for another three minutes.
To see the full directions, scroll to the recipe card below.
Make sure to use yellow bananas that aren’t too underripe or too overripe. If they’re overripe and have spots, it will turn out too soggy.
Sometimes I love adding a pinch of cinnamon.
Pre-heat the air fryer for five minutes to get the bananas nice and caramelized.
Some people use parchment paper in the air fryer to minimize mess, but I find the bananas don’t come out as good because it blocks the air flow from going completely around the bananas.
What air fryer should I use?
You can use whatever air fryer you have. I love using the AICOOK instant pot air fryer lid. It’s great for people like me who have limited kitchen space.
The air fryer lid can go on top of your instant pot. So you’re using an appliance that you already have, instead of buying a whole new appliance.
This recipe doesn’t really taste well heated up the next day. It’s best to eat the bananas right away, instead of storing them.
How to serve
There are many ways to eat caramelized bananas.
- Serve on top of waffles or pancakes.
- Put them on some toast with some peanut butter.
- Serve on top of an ice cream sundae – dairy free of course 🙂
- You can also top them with some melted chocolate and peanut butter.
- Top them with some granola and dairy free yogurt.
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- Easy vegan banana bread
- Vegan rice crispy treats
Air fryer bananas
- Air fryer
- 2 ripe bananas (yellow with no spots)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or avocado or vegetable oil)
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- Pre-heat the air fryer at 370 degrees for five minutes.
- Peel the bananas and cut them in half lengthwise. Drizzle on the oil, then sprinkle on the coconut sugar. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon.2 ripe bananas, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- Once the air fryer has pre-heated, add the bananas to the air fryer, making sure not to overcrowd them. Do them in batches if you need to. Air fry for six minutes then flip the bananas and air fry for another 2-3 minutes.
- Take out of the air fryer and eat as is, or top with your favorite toppings. Sometimes I like to add melted chocolate, peanut butter and walnuts. Or dairy free yogurt and granola.
The nutritional information on this website is only an estimate and is provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. It should not be used as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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