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Air Fryer Plantain Chips | Banana Chips in Air Fryer

These delicious Air fryer plantain chips or banana chips are super healthy and so tasty. Made with just 2 tsp. oil, you will not go back to deep fried chips.
Course Accompaniment, Snack
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword Air fryer banana chips, plantain chips Air fryer
recipe Air fryer banana chips
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Soaking time 10 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 139kcal


  • 2 plantains
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp. cayenne or chilli powder
  • ½ tsp. pepper powder


  • Wash and peel the plantains. Soak in ½ tsp. turmeric and salt water for 10 minutes.
  • Dry and using a mandolin finely slice the plantains into chips.
  • Take 1 tsp. coconut oil. Add ½ tsp. turmeric powder, pepper and salt to it and mix well. Brush on both sides of the chips and mix well so that all chips are covered with the oil-spice mix.
  • Preheat Air fryer at 200 C or 390 F for 6 minutes.
  • Lay the chips in the Air fryer so that the overlap is minimal. Air fry at 200 C or 390 F for about 8 minutes. Shake the basket once in the middle. If needed brush once more with oil (optional). Take out any chips which have turned brown on the sides.
  • Fry the remaining for a minute or 2 more only if they are not cooked. Take it out and have it hot. Your delicious and healthy plantain chips are ready to eat.


1. The air frying time will vary depending upon the thickness of your chips. For my medium thick chips, I took exact 8 minutes. For even thinner chips, you may need about 6 minutes and for thicker ones slightly more.
2. You can also use the same recipe to make plantain fries by cutting the plantain into batons. Cook it for about 15-18 minutes in Air fryer at 200 C or 390 F for crunchy fries.
3. Use any of the spice mixes mentioned above the recipe as per your preference.
4. You can store the chips in an airtight container. Before serving just Air fry for a couple of minutes to make them crispy again.
5. You can use any other vegetable oil in place of coconut oil like olive oil or sunflower oil.
6. Adding the spice mix to the oil and brushing with it helps the spices to adhere better to the chips. You could sprinkle them later as well.
7. Do check out the step-by-step pictures of the recipe below the recipe card for a better understanding.
8. You can deep fry or oven bake the same chips as well.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1521IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg