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Air Fryer Bananas (caramelized)

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Air Fryer Bananas are the perfect treat and are so easy to make in about 10 minutes. All you need is sugar, butter, and cinnamon to coat and caramelize a sweet banana.

air fryer banana with brown sugar on top
a simple, yet flavorful treat

can you cook bananas in the air fryer?

Yes, bananas are easy to make in your air fryer. Coat each banana with a buttery cinnamon, then top with sugar before air frying. They’re the perfect dessert!

close up of air fryer banana
soft on the inside and crisp on the outside


This recipe is so simple! All you need is bananas, cinnamon, brown or white sugar, and butter.

ingredients for air fryer banana
use yellow, ripe bananas for this recipe


Equipment needed: air fryer

expert tips

  • sprinkle extra sugar on top for added crunch
  • you may use white, granulated sugar or brown sugar to caramelize your bananas
  • brown sugar is best
bananas split with caramelized sugar on top
crisp sugary coating


Can I make this recipe with plantains?

  • yes, ripe, sweet plantains may be used in place of bananas

How to make bananas extra soft?

  • if you prefer a softer banana, add a couple of minutes to the cook time
air fryer banana with chocolate chip ice cream
serve with ice cream for a special treat

what to serve with bananas

Serve cinnamon-sugar bananas with ice cream, a tall glass of milk or with tea or coffee.

You may also try them with caramel, peanuts or chocolate sauce.

Air Fryer Banana

Just 4 ingredients for a perfectly caramelized banana in less than 10 minutes. A sweet, fruity treat you can't resist!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Amber


  • Air fryer



  • slice each banana in half, lengthwise
  • in a small bowl, mix cinnamon and melted butter together
  • add 2 banana halves to your air fryer basket
  • brush cinnamon butter mixture over each banana
  • air fry for 6 minutes at 370°F. Add 2 additional minutes to cook time for extra soft / caramelized banana.


bananas are best served right away
you may substitute brown sugar for white, granulated sugar
also try this recipe with plantains!


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Even my picky toddler loves them! Thanks for sharing!