Air Fryer Banana Chips are a healthy, sweet, and salty snack with just three ingredients. Skip the snack aisle and make the best banana chips at home!

air fryer banana chips in a white bowl. The bowl is sitting on a white marble counter-top and someone is using a silver spoon to scoop a few chips out of the bowl.

A Healthy Snack Option

These Air Fryer Banana Chips are a healthy, crunchy snack you will love to eat and feel good giving your kids, too.

Air fryer banana chips are naturally gluten-free and vegan. You can feel good about snacking on these homemade chips with all-natural ingredients and fewer calories than store-bought options.

These are naturally sweet, dusted with kosher salt, and air-fried with a small amount of oil so they come out crispy, crunchy, and irresistible.

What You’ll Need

ingredients for air fryer banana chips on a marble counter.
  • Bananas – You’ll need two bananas that are just barely ripe. Try to find ones that are just starting to brown for the best flavor and texture
  • Avocado Oil – You could use olive oil or another neutral oil instead.
  • Kosher Salt – A nice flaky salt gives these chips their perfectly salty flavor.
  • Seasonings – I keep it simple with this air fryer banana chip recipe, but there are many seasonings you could add for a sweeter, saltier, or more savory version.

How to Make These Banana Chips

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  1. Slice the bananas into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. Put the banana slices in a bowl and cover them with olive oil. Mix until combined.
  3. Place the banana slices in a single layer in the air fryer and sprinkle them with kosher salt. . Work in batches if needed since overcrowding will result in soggy banana chips.
  4. Air fry for 8-10 minutes at 350F. Flip halfway through, until bananas are lightly browned and crispy.
a bowl of banana chips next to an air fryer basket of banana chips on a marble countertop

Tips and Tricks

  • With this deliciously mild fruit, your options for seasoning these air fryer banana chips are endless! Use your favorite seasonings to create different banana chip flavors. Try these:
  • Use different types of salt. Seasoned salt, smoked salt, or specialty salts would all be delicious.
  • Try some spices. Make your chips spicy with cayenne pepper, chipotle, chili lime salt, or even hot paprika. A little goes a long way with these options, so add and taste!
  • Make them sweet. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar would turn these snacks into a sweet treat. Drizzle with some chocolate or add them to an ice cream sundae after they are cool!
a bowl of banana crisps on a marble counter

How to Serve

While you can just eat these delicious chips by the handful, they are also delicious when used as dippers for your favorite dips! Try air fryer banana chips with salsa, guacamole, aioli, or hummus for a healthy snack.

They have the perfect salty and sweet flavor to go with a charcuterie board. Give Pink Rice Krispies a try!

How to Store

Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Any moisture will cause the chips to soften or spoil, so be sure that they are completely cool before you put them away.

Pro tip: Store your banana chips in a paper bag or with a paper towel to help absorb any excess moisture. This will keep them perfectly crunchy all week long!


Are green or ripe bananas work best?

I like to use bananas that are just ripe for this. You want them to be firm enough to cleanly slice into thin slices and also have a little bit of sweetness left.

If your bananas are green, you can make this recipe with them, they just will not be quite as sweet.

Which oil is best for making these banana chips?

I like avocado oil because it is a healthier fat and has a mild flavor. In this air fryer banana chip recipe you can use any type of oil you like, even olive oil or melted coconut oil will work.

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5 from 8 votes

Air Fryer Banana chips

Air Fryer Banana Chips are a healthy, sweet and salty snack that come together quickly and easily in your air fryer with just three ingredients.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 72kcal



  • 2 Bananas barely ripe
  • 2 tsp Avocado Oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt


  • Preheat your air fryer to 350F for 5 minutes.
  • Slice the bananas into thin slices, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place the banana slices in a bowl and cover with olive oil. Mix until combined.
  • Place the banana slices in a single layer in the air fryer. Work in batches if need be.
  • Sprinkle the banana slices with kosher salt.
  • Air fry for 8-10 minutes at 350F, flipping halfway through, until bananas are lightly browned and crispy.
  • Remove from the air fryer and let cool on a baking sheet or cooling rack. Repeat with remaining bananas.


  • You want to choose bananas that are just barely ripened. If they are too ripe, they will be difficult to cut into even slices. If you prefer, you can also use unripe, green bananas.
  • The trick to getting crispy banana chips is to slice the bananas very thin. It also helps if they are very uniformly cut. If they are the same size you won’t have to worry about the bananas cooking in different amounts of time.
  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
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  1. 5 stars
    I love banana chips but I’ve never tried making my own! These look amazing and I could snack on them all day!

  2. 5 stars
    I love banana chips but usually just buy them from the store – I love that I can now make this healthier version at home! Can’t wait to try this soon!

  3. 5 stars
    Such a fun and healthy snack using the air fryer! I love how easily these banana chips come together and with just three ingredients!

  4. 5 stars
    I am loving my air fryer and it just amazes me what all you can make with it. I would have never thought of banana chips. Genius!

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