This recipe for Caramelized Bananas in the air fryer is so easy to make, and it’s a great way to use up overripe fruit. The bananas are cooked in the air fryer until they are nice and caramelized, then they are topped with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Air fryer bananas make a delicious snack or dessert, and they would also be a great addition to your breakfast menu!
Air Fryer Bananas
Caramelized Bananas in the air fryer are amazing! They’re truly tasty and are great in the morning, afternoon, or even for dessert.
If you love a wholesome and healthy roasted fruit, this is the recipe for you. They are so easy to make, and the air fryer does an amazing job at perfectly roasting them.
This is a great air fryer caramelized bananas recipe, which you can change up in any way you’d like. Use them as a topping for your breakfast waffles, as an afternoon snack with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, or as an evening dessert with some vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.
If you are looking for some more Air Fryer Fruit Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER GRILLED PEACHES, AIR FRYER GRILLED STRAWBERRY ANGEL FOOD CAKE, AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE BRUSCHETTA, AIR FRYER BAKED APPLES, and AIR FRYER ROASTED PEAR SALAD.
Why You’ll Love My Caramelized Bananas Recipe
- Easy and delicious… my two favorite things!
- Only 4 ingredients
- Crispy on the outside, and soft and sweet on the inside
What are Caramelized Bananas?
Caramelization is a cooking process that occurs when you heat brown sugar or regular sugar and butter.
Caramelized bananas are simply bananas that have been cooked (or air fried) with a sugar mixture.
As you heat the sugar, the molecules inside the sugar start to break down. As the sugars start to break down, they start to crisp up the bananas, and the sauce turns into a homemade caramel sauce.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Caramelized Bananas
- Brown Sugar or Coconut Sugar
How To Make Caramelized Bananas In The Air Fryer
If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to make this sweet treat, you’ll want to try my air fryer caramelized banana recipe! This cooking method is simple and produces a sweet and crispy banana that is perfect for topping desserts or enjoying as a snack.
Step 1: Prepare the banana
With the peel still on, cut the banana lengthwise straight down the middle. Apply the melted butter to the cut side of the fruit.
In a small bowl, mix the sugar with cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over banana halves.
Step 2: Air fry
Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper and preheat to 400 degrees F on the air fryer setting. Place the banana halves into the basket and cook for about 6 minutes, until brown and bubbling on top.
Serve your air fryer caramelized bananas hot with waffles, pancakes, ice cream, or porridge!
Serving Suggestions for Air Fryer Bananas
You can serve these with almost anything! From breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to a great snack or appetizer, these work with anything.
They are also great for a get-together, birthday party, or any other celebration.
Some of my favorite ways to serve these:
- Over pancakes or waffles
- With vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream
- Cut up in oatmeal or porridge
What Kind of Banana Should I Use?
Opt for a firm and yellow banana, without too many freckles, for my air fryer caramelized banana recipe.
If you use one that’s too ripe, you’ll end up with mushy results.
How Long Will Air Fryer Caramelized Bananas Keep?
I recommend eating these right away. They’ll start to break down and become mushy in the fridge.
I would eat them within an hour of making them.
Can I Freeze This Air Fryer Caramelized Banana Recipe?
These will not freeze and thaw well. My advice? Make them when you want them, and try to finish in one sitting. That’s what’s so great about using your air fryer…you’ll have air fryer bananas ready to enjoy in less than 15 minutes!
Are Caramelized Bananas Good For You?
Bananas are known for being high in carbohydrates, but I find them to be quite wholesome!
That said, this caramelized bananas recipe does contain butter and sugar, so eat them in moderation.
More Air Fryer Fruit Recipes:
- AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE BRUSCHETTA
- AIR FRYER DEHYDRATED BLUEBERRIES
- AIR FRYER CINNAMON APPLE CHIPS
- AIR FRYER GRILLED PINEAPPLE
- AIR FRYER, BROILED BROWN SUGAR GRAPEFRUIT
- AIR FRYER PLANTAINS
Caramelized Bananas in the Air Fryer
- 1 large banana, ripe
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar, or coconut sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- With the peel still on, cut banana lengthways straight down the middle.
- In a small bowl, mix sugar with cinnamon.
- Brush the cut side of the banana with melted butter.
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over banana halves.
- Line air fryer basket with parchment paper and preheat to 400˚F, air fryer setting
- Place banana halves into the basket and cook for about 6 minutes until brown and bubbling on top.
- Serve hot with waffles, pancakes, Ice cream or porridge!
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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