Air Fried Plantains

Indulge in the delightful simplicity of Fried Plantains made healthier with an air fryer. Ripe plantain slices are lightly coated in olive oil, air-fried to a golden crisp, and seasoned with a pinch of salt, creating a satisfying and guilt-free snack or side dish.

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


Servings: 1
  • 2 tbsps
    Olive oil adjust to need
  • Salt adjust to taste
  • 2
    ripe plantains


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Peel the ripe plantains and cut them into evenly sized slices or chunks, depending on your preference.

  3. Place the plantain slices in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Toss the slices to ensure they are coated evenly with the oil.

  4.  Arrange the plantain slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not overcrowded.

  5. Set the air fryer to cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping the plantains halfway through the cooking time.

  6. Remove the plantains from the air fryer once the plantains are golden brown and crispy.

  7. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt while they're still hot to taste.

  8. Serve your crispy and healthier air-fried plantains as a delicious snack or side dish.


The exact time may vary depending on your air fryer model and the thickness of the slices, so keep an eye on these two factors to prevent the plantains from burning.


Cuisines: Nigerian
Keywords: Air frying tutorial, Air-fried plantains, Ripe plantains recipe
Difficulty: Level 1 (easy)
Cooking time: 30-45 minutes
Season: General
Number ingredients: 1-5 ingredients
Taste: Savory, Sweet
Preparation method: air-frying
Type of dish: accompaniments, sides
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge

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Bola Adeyanju