Easy Air Fried Banana
An easy, breezy, fun way to caramelize bananas in just 5 minutes and give them a nutty crunch; you will melt when you try this Air Fried Banana!
So simple and fast, these will become your new go-to dessert when the bananas are ripe on the counter or out of dessert and need a last-minute sweet bite. There is no need to peel them; their skin protects them while cooking in the Air fryer. The butter and brown sugar will caramelize the top, and a few peanuts on top to bring in some fun crunch! The kids will ask for more, so it better have plenty of bananas to make multiple batches of this air-fried banana recipe.
Bananas Foster (aka Banane flambée)
This dessert is inspired by the famous Bananas Foster or Banane flambée but way more accessible and safer and without alcohol. Paul Blangé created this dessert in 1951 in New Orleans, USA. Then it spread fast all over the Caribbean islands, where it’s a popular dish still nowadays. The dish consists of putting fire to bananas topped with butter, sugar and cinnamon with the help of a rum. This flame caramelizes the banana to perfection and tenderizes it in 15 seconds. A show dessert, easy and fun to reproduce in your Air fryer from now on. If you want to check the authentic recipe, check it out here.
Before cooking, the sugar you choose could be white, cane or brown sugar. If desired, add some extra cinnamon, chocolate chips or coconut sugar to the bananas. Also, in the end, the peanuts could be replaced by almonds or shredded coconut. The world is wide open on the variations here. The critical bit is the caramelization of butter and sugar; the rest you choose. Maybe your kids fancy some sprinkles on their bananas.
I haven’t served mine with anything, but a lovely vanilla ice cream would suit this recipe perfectly. Also, a little cloud of whipped cream would make a fine decoration with these. Little bits of Oreo cookies or any chocolate bar would be fun, too. Let your imagination free on this one!
Other Banana Recipes
- Air Fryer
- 2 bananas
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp crushed peanuts
- Cut into two each banana with the peel still on.
- Add a bit of hard butter over them, then the brown sugar with some salt.
- Cook in the Air fryer at 200C°(400F°) for 5 minutes.
- Top them with crushed peanuts.