Air Fryer Plantains

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Prepare Air Fryer Plantains and cut back on the calories that are in traditional fried plantain. Sweet, plump and delicious plantains slices are the perfect low-calorie side dish or snack.

Air Fryer Plantains

 learn how easy it is to prepare plantains in an air fryer! They are delicious served with Vegan Ackee, Bammy, and Jamaican Callaloo

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What Are Plantains?

If you have never had plantain, then you really need to try. They are cousins to a banana and are popular in the Caribbean, African and Latin American cuisine.  They are described as being much starchier than ripe bananas, so they are typically eaten cooked. 

Plantains can be eaten when they are ripe or unripe. Unripened plantains are hard with green skin and white flesh when the skin is peeled. Ripe plantains vary from yellow skin to black.

I have been eating plantains all my life and we grew them next to bananas in Jamaica. We enjoyed both green plantains and yellow ripened sweet plantains

.Green plantains are a great gluten-free alternative. It can be boiled and served as a potato.

You can mash the boiled potato and serve it like mashed potatoes (Mangu). You can substitute it for a green banana for making Banana Porridge.

For air fryer plantains, ripe plantains are used instead of the green plantains.

Air fryer plantain steps

How To Make Air Fryer Plantains?

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut off the ends. slice through the skin of the ripe plantain lengthwise, being careful not to cut the flesh. Peel the skin and discard.
  2. Make diagonal slices of the plantain flesh about 1/4 inch thick. 
  3. Brush or spray air fryer basket with oil.
  4. Lay the plantain slices next to each other in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. 
  5. Cook plantain at 370 degrees F. for 8 minutes. Turn the slices over and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Serve the plantains while warm.

Tips For Making Air Fryer Plantains

If you can’t find ripe plantains, purchase the green ones and allow it to sit on the counter for about 5 days to ripen. When ripe the plantain should give slightly when pressed.

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Nutrition

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Per serving

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Energy: 109 kcal / 456 kJ
Protein: 1 g
Carbs: 28 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 5 min
Cooking: 13 min
Ready in: 18 min
For: 4 servings

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Instructions

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut off the ends. slice through the skin of the ripe plantain lengthwise, being careful not to cut the flesh. Peel the skin and discard.
  2. Make diagonal slices of the plantain flesh about 1/4 inch thick. 
  3. Brush or spray air fryer basket with oil.
  4. Lay the plantain slices next to each other in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. 
  5. Cook plantain at 370 degrees F. for 8 minutes. Turn the slices over and cook for another 5 minutes.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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