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a white bowl filled with cooked plantain slices.
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Air Fryer Plantains

Sweet, ripe, plantains cook up quickly and easily in the air fryer to be crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and delicious as a snack or side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer plantains
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 142kcal
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  • Air fryer


  • 2 Plantains very ripe
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil divided
  • ½ tsp Sugar


  • Slice plantains into ½-inch thick diagonal pieces.
  • Place plantain slices in a bowl and drizzle with half of the oil. Toss until evenly coated.
  • Place plantains in the air fryer basket in a single layer. If you do not have enough space, you may need to work in batches.
  • Cook plantains at 370F for 5 minutes. Brush the tops of the plantains with the remaining oil, flip over and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until plantains are browned and the insides are tender.
  • Sprinkle with granulated sugar and serve immediately.



  • These are sweet plantains, also known as maduros. I like to sprinkle mine with a little sugar to really enhance the sweetness of the plantains. However, you can also sprinkle them with salt instead.
  • The key to this recipe is in the ripeness of the plantains. If your plantains are still green, they are not yet ready to be air fried yet. Unripe green plantains are best for making tostones. You want your plantains to have a lot of black marks on the skin. The amount of black on the skin in our ingredients shot is exactly what we’re looking for. If your plantains are not ripe enough, they will come out tasting starchy rather than soft and sweet.
  • 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.
  • ProTip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes airfying is a trial and error process. Check your food as it cooks to learn your air fryer better!  When cooking a new recipe or food items be sure to check your food often to help avoid over/under cooking.
  • Have oven recipes that you’d like to convert to an air fryer recipe? Use our Air Fryer Calculator to help you estimate cooking times and temps! Calculator here: https://airfryereats.com/air-fryer-conversion-air-fryer-calculator/


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1009IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | 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.