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.

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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.

Variations

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.

Air fried bananas

Serve with

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!

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Easy Air Fried Banana

An easy breezy fun way to caramelize bananas and give them a nutty crunch, made in the Air fryer you will melt when you try this Air Fried Banana!
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, banana, brown sugar, butternut squash, easy, kid-friendly, peanuts
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 520kcal
Author: Marie Breton

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp crushed peanuts
  • salt

Instructions

  • 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.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 1032mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 506IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Easy Air Fried Banana
Amount per Serving
Calories
520
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Trans Fat
 
0.5
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
31
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
15
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
1032
mg
29
%
Carbohydrates
 
81
g
27
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
52
g
58
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
506
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
57
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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13 Comments

  • Gloria

    5 stars
    What a nice sweet treat. Perfect for dessert. Great for after school for the grandkids.

  • Julie

    5 stars
    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.

  • Bernice

    5 stars
    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.

  • Sangeetha

    5 stars
    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!

  • Vanessa

    5 stars
    So simple to make and super delicious (especially with some ice cream!)

  • nancy

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    Wow this looks delicious, I never thought of air fried banana. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing!

  • Kevin Foodie

    5 stars
    What an easy snack idea that everyone in the family can enjoys. Love using my air fryer, so will try your banana recipe.

  • Kesya

    5 stars
    My kids love this! They are keeping a banana recipe book and you are officially added 🙂

    • Marie Breton

      Hahah! Wow, what an honour! Thanks a lot, kiddos! I’ll try to make some more banana recipes for your book soon!

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