Air Fryer Banana Chips | Kerala Style Banana Chips made with Unripe/Green Bananas and coconut oil| Non-Deep Fried Plantain Chips

How to Make Banana Chips in an Air Fryer

Hello Foodies,

         These air fryer banana chips are so crispy, crunchy, and perfect as a snack or side for lunch. This recipe is going to find its way into your weekly rotation. Instead of buying fatty, preservative-heavy chips from the grocery store, you can whip up a batch of homemade whenever a craving hits.

           Also, these banana chips are good tea time snacks or any time when you want to munch something while reading a book or enjoying the monsoon rains. These Banana chips can also be had in fasting or Vrat. You can make a big batch and store it in an air-tight container. These are air-fried, so obviously they are healthy with fewer calories.

Video Recipe: 

Making air fryer banana chips only requires a handful of wholesome ingredients and a few simple steps. The best part? You’ll have so much fun customizing the seasoning. Let’s get started!

These Banana Chips are:

  • Crunchy and Crispy
  • Simple and Flavorful
  • Vegan and Gluten-Free
  • Easy to Make
  • Non-deep Fried
  • Healthy and Perfect for snacking!

Why do you soak banana slices in water before air frying?

  • Soaking banana slices before frying them draws out the natural starch in banana slices and gives them that great crunch. It also helps prevent them from sticking to each other in the air fryer’s basket.
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.
Each Serving of Banana Chips Contains 138 Cal.


  • 4-5 Raw Banana / Plantain / Green Banana
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric
  • 4-5 Cups Water
  • 1 Tsp coconut oil 
  • Red chili powder and salt for seasoning


To Wash and Prepare Raw Banana to Air Fry:

  • In a bowl, pour 4-5 cups of water, 1 tsp salt, and ½ Tsp turmeric.
  • Mix well and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile, peel off the skin of the raw banana completely(wear gloves or grease the hands with oil to avoid being sticky).
  • Using a sharp knife or mandolin slicer, cut peeled bananas into thin slices.
  • Place the banana slices in turmeric water to remove excess starch(Soak the bananas for around 5-10 minutes.). 
  • Drain the water from the banana slices with a colander. 
  • Using paper towels, pat the bananas dry of any excess moisture.

To Air Fry Banana Chips:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 360 F for 3 minutes.
  • Grease the air fryer’s basket with coconut oil.
  • Place banana slices into the air fryer basket in one or two layers.
  • Make sure you leave a little space between each slice(you will need to do multiple batches).
  • Once the slices are placed in a single layer and spray some coconut oil.
  • Air fry at 360 F for about 10 minutes.
  • If they need additional time, leave them in for another few minutes. 
  • If some are crisp and ready, remove them and continue cooking the rest.
  • Then, repeat the process until all slices are cooked.
  • Sprinkle some red chili powder and salt over the top, if you like, and mix well.
  • Remove the banana chips from the air fryer and place them into a large bowl. 
  • Allow the banana/plantain chips to cool to room temperature. Enjoy!!!

To deep-fry/Oil fry the banana chips:

  • In a Kadhai heat coconut oil.
  • Once the oil becomes hot, spread and drop the banana slices into the oil to avoid sticking from each other.
  • Stir and fry on medium flame.
  • Fry until it turns crisp yet not turn golden brown.
  • Once done drain off the banana chips over kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
  • Season with your favorite seasonings. Enjoy!!!

To oven bake the banana chips:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the banana slices on the oil grease baking tray or sheets.
  • Place the baking pan in the preheated oven.
  • Bake banana chips at 400 F for 15-20 minutes. 
  • After 8-9 minutes, turn the chips over and continue baking.
  • You’ll know the banana chips are done when they start to brown around the edges. 
  • Once done remove the pan from the oven.
  • Season with your favorite seasoning. Enjoy!!!

Why are my air-fryer chips soggy?

  • Because air-fryer temperatures vary, so do cook times. You may need to cook your chips a little longer than suggested. If your air-fryer chips are soggy, throw them back into the air fryer to cook a little more. Start checking the food in the shortest time and check back a little later if it’s not done.

Here are some more Air Fryer Recipes to Try:


  • Make sure you peel the bananas before slicing them.
  • You don’t need to throw the peels of banana, you can make a curry/sabzi with them.
  • Adjust the air frying/cooking time depending on the thickness.
  • Drop banana slices into the turmeric water after slicing, as it changes color to black.
  • For the authentic flavor of banana chips, use coconut oil.
  • While air frying, don’t add too much of the slices and don’t overcrowd. The slices stick to each other and don’t become crisp. So you have to air fry in batches.
  • I have seasoned the banana chips with red chili powder and salt. Though you can use your own choice of herbs and spices.
  • Brush on a thin layer of coconut oil before baking or air frying for added flavor.
  • Slice them thinner for faster cooking and crispier chips.
  • For longer chips, slice the fruit lengthwise.

Seasoning options or flavor variations for Banana Chips: Have fun and experiment with different seasonings.

  • Regular/Plain: Season with salt and turmeric
  • Chili-lime Seasoning: Toss the chips with lime juice, chili powder, and salt.
  • Salt and Black Pepper.
  • Garlic-Onion Seasoning: Season with curry powder, garlic, onion, and salt.
  • BBQ Seasoning.

Banana Chips Serving Options:

  • Serve air fryer banana chips as a snack all on their own for your next movie night. 
  • Pack them in school lunch boxes. 
  • If planning to serve with the dinner, pair them with some jackfruit burger/chicken burger. If planning to serve with dip, whip up with a batch of guacamole or hummus.

How to store the Banana chips?

  • Store banana chips in an airtight container for up to about 3-4 weeks.

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 138 calories, 29 g carbohydrates, 3.4 g Dietary Fiber, 2 g fats, and 1.4 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used).

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat Banana chips as snacks.

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