Air Fryer Plantains

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Today we are going to be making the most healthy air fryer plantains, so if you would like to have some healthy delicious plantains today , stick with me till the end!

Plantains are tropical foods and the best part is that you can eat them at any time of the day.

Plantains are rich in Vitamin A ,Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C as well .They contain fiber and can act as antioxidants to boost the immune system. They also contain minerals, including magnesium and potassium.

The Recipe: How to Cook Air Fryer Plantains?

Here’s a step-by-step guide to follow:

Step 1: No Need to Preheat Your Air Fryer!

For this meal prep there is no need to preheat the air fryer as plantains cook so fast (Yummy!!!)

Step 2: The Plantains

For this recipe we would be using 1 medium sized ripe plantain.

Ensure you are using a ripe plantain -they have yellow peels (The green peels are the unripe ones and they come out drier, however, if this is what you are going for that is totally fine)

Step 3: Preparation

Rinse the plantain peels to get rid of any dirt that could transfer onto the plantain.

After rinsing, take off the peel and slice your plantain into your desired shape (I love mine long and slant ,how do you love yours? )

Step 3: Time To Cook!

Now you can place the plantain slices in the air fryer basket.

You can sprinkle on a pinch of salt ,however this step is optional ( I know I don’t like salting my plantains ,if you’re like me you can skip doing that)

Close the air fryer door and set the temperature to 180 degree Celsius (356 degree in Fahrenheit) for 20minutes.

Disclaimer! Temperatures for this recipe may need adjusting based on your air fryer. Please be sure to refer back to your air fryer manufacturers user guide for the correct temperatures

Check the plantains after 10 minutes and flip them over so they heat up evenly.

Check the plantains after 10 minutes and flip them over so they heat up evenly.Close the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes more.If you like yours browner ,add another five minutes of cook timeRemove plantains to a plate and serve piping hot.

EXPERT TIPS:

1- Slice the plantains in similar sizes and thickness ,this allows them cook evenly.

2 – Spread out your plantains while cooking,its okay if they overlap a little.

3 – Air fried plantains are perfect as sides.

4 – They are great accompaniments for noodles,rice,beans,salads and the list goes on.

5 – Air fryer temperatures might be varied.Check on your food after a few minutes.

6 – Cook time will vary with the size of the plantains.

7 – You could spice with whatever you like to your taste.

8 – You could spray on some oil if you want, but I am all for healthy for this recipe so I did not do that.

Why Use An Air Fryer?
Air-fried foods may be healthier than the deep-fried variety in several ways. They're lower in fat and calories to start with, and even some potentially harmful compounds that can be found in traditionally fried foods.
Air Fryer

Airfryer Plantain

Today we are going to be making the most healthy Air Fryer plantains
Prep Time3 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Yield: 2
Cost: .50

Materials

  • 1 Medium Plantain
  • 1 Pinch Salt Optional
  • 1 spray spray oil Optional

Instructions

  • For this recipe we would be using 1 medium sized ripe plantain.
  • Ensure the air fryer is clean and ready to use. Add oil if required
  • For this meal prep there is no need to preheat the air fryer as plantains cook so fast
  • Rinse the plantain peels to get rid of any dirt that could transfer onto the plantain.
    After rinsing,take off the peels and slice your plantain into your desired shape (I love mine long and slant ,how do you love yours? )
  • Now you can place the plantain slices in the air fryer basket.
    You can sprinkle on a pinch of salt ,however this step is optional ( I know I don’t like salting my plantains ,if you’re like me you can skip doing that).
  • Close the air fryer door and set the temperature to 180 degree Celsius (356 degree in Fahrenheit) for 20minutes.Check the plantains after 10 minutes and flip them over so they heat up evenly.
  • If you like yours browner ,add another five minutes of cook time
    Remove plantains to a plate and serve piping hot

Notes

EXPERT TIPS:
1 Slice the plantains in similar sizes and thickness ,this allows them cook evenly.
2 Spread out your plantains while cooking,its okay if they overlap a little.
3 Air fried plantains are perfect as sides.
4 They are great accompaniments for noodles,rice,beans,salads and the list goes on.
5 Air fryer temperatures might be varied.Check on your food after a few minutes.
6 Cook time will vary with the size of the plantains.
7 You could spice with whatever you like to your taste.
8 You could spray on some oil if you want, but I am all for healthy for this recipe so I did not do that.
 
 
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF PLANTAIN
 
Plantains are rich in Vitamin A ,Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C as well .They contain fiber and act as antioxidants to boost the immune system.
They contain minerals as well ,of which includes magnesium and potassium.
The fat content in a medium sized plantain is 0.22 grams
Carbohydrate              58 grams
Protein                    2 grams
Fiber                      3 grams
Potassium                 663 milligrams
Magnesium                57 milligrams
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)    23 milligrams
Vitamin B6 ( Pyridoxine)     0.29 milligram
Vitamin A (Retinol)          63 micrograms

NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF PLANTAIN

The fat content in a medium sized plantain is 0.22 grams

Carbohydrate              58 grams

Protein                    2 grams

Fiber                      3 grams

Potassium                 663 milligrams

Magnesium                57 milligrams

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)    23 milligrams

Vitamin B6 ( Pyridoxine)     0.29 milligram

Vitamin A (Retinol)          63 micrograms

IS IT BETTER TO AIR FRY PLANTAINS?

-Air frying is healthier as it cuts calories by 70% to 80%.

-Air frying reduces the amount of acrylamide in food( This is found in food when carbohydrates are heated to high temperatures for long and is considered carcinogenic) .

-Air fryers allow you utilize little or no oil.

        TIPS TO USING YOUR AIR FRYER

-Read the instructions on your air fryer manual .

-Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket.

-Flip foods the other side through cooking time.

-Clean air fryer after every use

Thank you for sticking through till the end with me, do let me know if you would be making some air fryer plantains today and I’ll see you soon!!

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