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4 Ingredient Air Fryer Banana Chips – Oil & Gluten Free

Baked Banana Chips

Banana chips are traditionally made with plantains, due to their high starch content. These are thinly sliced, then deep-fried after marinating with turmeric, spices and salt. Finding good quality, locally grown plantains around here for a reasonable price is like finding hens teeth! There were a bunch of really green bananas (which would probably have ripened in a couple of days) that I used for this recipe. Using an Airfryer helps cut out the calories from deep-frying. This quick recipe is ready under an hour including prep and baking time. 

We need,
  • Raw Green Bananas – 2 to 3 medium-sized
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Non Stick Coconut Oil Spray, optional for the flavour


  1. Wash the bananas well and give them a light scrub if needed.
  2. Add water in a mixing bowl and dissolve turmeric and salt in.
  3. Cut the bananas into 0.5 cm thickness slices. Too thin and the banana slices burn, too thick and the slices will not be as crisp.
  4. Soak the slices in the prepared water for 10 – 15 minutes.
  5. Drain the banana slices and dry them lightly.
  6. Spread in a single layer on the air fryer basket.
  7. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 12 – 14 minutes. Toss the chips around 5 – 6 minutes and spray with non stick spray if using.

These chips crisp up on cooling and keep well up to 1 day (that’s how long they lasted at my place!) Happy Cooking!

Note: These chips would taste awesome with a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper or, rock salt.





I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I'm found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️


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