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Airfryer Banana Crisps

Airfryer Raw Banana Crisps

Raw Banana is chock—block full of fibre, nutrition and aids in digestion and weightless too. We use this raw banana is a whole lot of stir fries, curries, bhajiyas (deep fried fritters) , oven baked crisps (without chickpea) and a lot more. Why, this would work beautifully in the cabbage-Kofta curry where the cabbage could be easily replace by the parboiled (and shredded) raw banana.

What dishes do you make with Raw banana ? Do let me know in the comments below.  

USP of Airfryer Banana Crisps

Today’s dish – Airfryer Banana Crisps  (BONUS – GF + Vegan) – is made in an airfryer. (My newest toy after the IP :p) but you could definitely bake this  too in an oven – with some varying time. These crisps make for a very addictive snack as well as a delicious side to go with rice-curry or even grilled meats.

Are these like crisps (wafers?) No, the mouthfeel is much heartier and meaty. The slices are slightly thicker and coated in Chickpea flour (a.k.a Besan in India) along with basic kitchen spices,  and baked to a crunchy and delicious snack. 

My family loves this, and as the arifryer cuts down calories drastically (and therefore, NO Deep fry :p), its an easy peasy snack that pretty much comes together in 20 mins. 

Airfryer Banana Crisps is a low cal and low carb GF, Vegan Snack made with raw banana, Chickpeas flour and basic spices. SErved as a side or a snackPin

What are the main ingredients that go into these Airfryer Banana Crisps?

Raw Banana – Use the tender, yet firm ones (you want the skin to be as dark green as possible)

Chickpea flour – use the fresh variety

Rice flour – again, used for crispiness, you can use store bought Brown or white rice flour

Salt, turmeric and spices – basic spices are used here 

Oil – Any neutral oil can be used. I used Sesame oil. Canola / Sunflower / Avocado works beautifully too. 

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Airfryer Banana Crisps is a low cal and low carb GF, Vegan Snack made with raw banana, Chickpeas flour and basic spices. SErved as a side or a snackPin

FAQs:

  1. Can I use Ripe plantains ? No, Raw ones work best
  2. Can I use any other flour?  Chickpeas + Rice flour work well for a GF dish  
  3. Can I make it oil free ? This dish uses very little oi, but I haven’t tried making it oil free. If you do, please let me know in the comments below
  4. The crisps weren’t crisp / the crisps were burnt (duh!!) – Check pre heat settings closely. Each airfrryer / oven setting may vary. Make a small batch and check if you need to re-calibrated
  5. Does this freeze well? This is best had a few monutes just out of the oven. You can store it for upto a day on the kitchen counter.
  6. I don’t have an airfryer. Can these still be baked in an oven? Yes you can, just check the settings and temperature with a small batch. 

Let’s get to making these Airfryer Raw Banana Crisps 

Prep time – 5 mins, Bake time – 20 mins ; Serves – 3

What you need:

  • 3 large Raw Banana
  • 3 TBSP Chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1 TBSP Rice flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Chilli powder 
  • 2 TBSP Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp water
Airfryer Banana Crisps is a low cal and low carb GF, Vegan Snack made with raw banana, Chickpeas flour and basic spices. SErved as a side or a snackPin

How to make airfryer Banana Crisps?

  1. Preheat airfryer to 200C for 5 mins
  2. Meanwhile, peel the raw banana. Using a mandolin slicer (on medium setting) or a sharp knife, olive them medium thick (neither too thick or too thin)
  3. În a large bowl, add the flours, salt and spices, mix well with a fork,
  4. Add the sliced Raw banana, and oil
  5. Mix gently with your fingers so as to not break the banana slices 
  6. Sprinkle 1-2 tsp of water just enough to coat the masala spices on the plantains
  7. Arrange the slices evenly in the preheated airfryer basket (in one or two batches depending on the size of your airfryer) 
  8. Air fry for 18-20 mins, flipping them midway
  9. Serve hot with rice-curry or snack on them as is. 
Airfryer Banana Crisps is a low cal and low carb GF, Vegan Snack made with raw banana, Chickpeas flour and basic spices. SErved as a side or a snackPin

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Airfryer Banana Crisps

Airfryer Banana Crisps
Course Bakes, Snack
Cuisine Indian, International
Keyword Besan, Chickpeas Flour, Gluten Free, Healthy Bake, Quick Snack, Raw Banana, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Bake Time (Airfryer) 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Airfryer
  • Knife
  • Bowl

Ingredients

  • 3 large Raw Banana
  • 3 TBSP Chickpea flour besan
  • 1 TBSP Rice flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Chilli powder
  • 2 TBSP Oil
  • 2 tsp water

Instructions

  • Preheat airfryer to 200C for 5 mins
  • Meanwhile, peel the raw banana. Using a mandolin slicer (on medium setting) or a sharp knife, olive them medium thick (neither too thick or too thin)
  • În a large bowl, add the flours, salt and spices, mix well with a fork,
  • Add the sliced Raw banana, and oil
  • Mix gently with your fingers so as to not break the banana slices
  • Sprinkle 1-2 tsp of water just enough to coat the masala spices on the plantains
  • Arrange the slices evenly in the preheated airfryer basket (in one or two batches depending on the size of your airfryer)
  • Air fry for 18-20 mins, flipping them midway
  • Serve hot with rice-curry or snack on them as is.

Notes

1. Each arifryer or oven behaves differently, do a sample batch to determine bake time
2. Use fresh, raw banana for best resutls
3. The raw banana slices shouldn’t be too thick or too thin

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8 Comments

  1. These are perfect healthy snacks and perfect for the monsoons.

  2. Great idea using the airfryer for fried plantains and using chickpea flour adds tons of protein and fiber.

  3. What a wonderful snack! I don’t have an airfryer yet so I may have to give these a try in the oven.

  4. 5 stars
    These air fryer banana chips look so so good. Love how you’ve coated them with besan and rice flours to make them more crunchier. And healthy too as you’ve made them in an air fryer.

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