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. No need to even peel them; their skin will protect 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 easier 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 of your choice; could be white, cane or brown sugar. Add some extra cinnamon, chocolate chips or coconut sugar to the bananas if you desire. 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.
What a fabulous idea for a tasty snack! I love that you can make these in the air fryer too. My kids loved this one.
This is such a great idea! I love caramelized bananas and how easy is this recipe in an air fryer?! My air fryer is currently on recall but as soon as I get a replacement I’m trying this fun recipe.
I never thought of using my air fryer for sweet treats like this, and the result was absolutely delicious. The bananas came out perfectly caramelized and with a nice crunch from the chopped nuts. And the best part is that it only takes 5 minutes! This will definitely become a go-to dessert in my house. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
So simple to make and super delicious (especially with some ice cream!)
i’m so glad i have extra bananas so I can try this recipe out today. what a lovely way to enjoy these fruits! It looks uber tasty!
- Janice Mariano-Pratt
Wow this looks delicious, I never thought of air fried banana. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing!
- Kevin Foodie
What an easy snack idea that everyone in the family can enjoys. Love using my air fryer, so will try your banana recipe.
My kids love this! They are keeping a banana recipe book and you are officially added 🙂
What a nice sweet treat. Perfect for dessert. Great for after school for the grandkids.