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Caramelized Bananas in the Air Fryer

This recipe for Caramelized Bananas in the Air Fryer is so simple to make, yet so delicious! The best part is you only need three ingredients for this healthy dessert.
Overhead view of bananas with whipped cream on a white plate.

Finding a delicious – and healthy – dessert that everyone in the family will love isn’t always easy. But with the help of your air fryer, you can whip up a yummy treat in a matter of minutes! That’s why this recipe for caramelized bananas is one of my family’s favorites. On top of only needing three ingredients to prepare it, this versatile dessert can be enjoyed on its own or used as a topping for other delicious treats.

 

Air Fryer Caramelized Bananas

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What Do I Need to Make Caramelized Bananas?

You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own caramelized bananas with the help of your air fryer! And since you only need three ingredients to whip up this easy dessert, you can prepare your fresh bananas with just a few minutes of prep work. To make caramelized bananas in your air fryer, you’ll need:

Ingredients for caramelized bananas.

How Do I Make Caramelized Bananas?

When you use your air fryer, making homemade caramelized bananas is so easy! That’s because the air fryer does all the hard work for you. To make this healthy treat, just follow these three steps:

Step 1: Prepare the Topping

Stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Slice each banana in half lengthwise, leaving the skin on the fruit. 

Step 2: Season the Bananas

Line the bottom of the air fryer with parchment paper to keep the bananas and caramel topping from sticking to the basket. Place the bananas skin side down in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd the bananas. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of each banana and rub it in to make sure it sticks.

Step 3: Air Fry the Bananas

Place the basket in the air fryer and set it to cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. When the cook time is up, carefully remove the caramelized bananas from the basket and enjoy.

Air Fryer Bananas

Caramelized Bananas Recipe Tips & Tricks

This healthy dessert recipe is a delicious treat you can whip up in a matter of minutes! And with these quick tips and tricks, this easy recipe will be even simpler to make.

Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket: The best tip I can give you when it comes to cooking bananas in your air fryer is to avoid overcrowding the basket. As you’re adding the bananas, make sure you leave space between each piece to allow the air to flow freely around each piece while they cook. This will ensure your bananas cook evenly. If all your bananas don’t fit in your air fryer basket, try cooking them in batches instead of trying to stuff them all into one batch.

Bake the bananas: While cooking this recipe in the air fryer is a quick and easy preparation method, you can also prepare your caramelized bananas in the oven. Simply place the sliced bananas on a lined baking sheet and top them with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake the bananas at 425 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, until they’re soft and the sauce begins to caramelize.

Closeup of bananas with whipped cream

How to Serve Caramelized Bananas

Thanks to the delicious cinnamon sugar topping, you can enjoy these caramelized bananas on their own for a delicious and healthy treat. But there are so many other ways to serve them! Try one of these recipe or topping ideas as you’re making your own baked bananas at home:

Add some toppings: One of the easiest ways to dress up your cooked bananas is with some simple toppings. All you have to do is leave the skin on your fried bananas and use it as a bowl. Then, try some sprinkling on one of these delicious topping the next time you make your own air fryer dessert:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Peanut butter

Make a banana split: Although using fresh bananas is a classic way to make a banana split, you can add even more flavor to your frozen dessert with the help of some caramelized bananas. Remove the skin from your cooked bananas, then top them with ice cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles.

Top your pancakes, waffles, or French toast: The next time you’re making your favorite breakfast, use your caramelized bananas as a topping. Whether you’re preparing your favorite pancakes, waffles, or French toast recipe, these cooked bananas are the perfect topping! Remove the cooked bananas from the skin, then chop or slice each piece. Spoon the banana pieces with the caramel syrup over the top of your recipe for a sweet breakfast treat.

Add them to fruit salad: Skip the fresh bananas the next time you make fruit salad and add some caramelized bananas instead. Remove the bananas from the skin and slice them. Then, mix the sliced bananas with other fresh fruit, like pineapple chunks, apples, pears, grapes, and peaches.

Overhead view of bananas with whipped cream on a white plate.

Overhead view of bananas with whipped cream on a white plate.

Caramelized Bananas in the Air Fryer

This recipe for Caramelized Bananas in the Air Fryer is so simple to make, yet so delicious! The best part is you only need three ingredients for this healthy dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramelized Bananas in the Air Fryer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 178kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon until well combined.
  • Slice each banana in half lengthwise, leaving the skin on the fruit.
  • Line the bottom of the air fryer with parchment paper to keep the bananas and caramel topping from sticking to the basket.
  • Place the bananas skin side down in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd the bananas. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of each banana and rub it in to make sure it sticks.
  • Place the basket in the air fryer and set it to cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • When the cook time is up, carefully remove the caramelized bananas from the basket and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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