Sweet air fryer plantains are great alongside beans and rice or stuffed into a vegan taco! I've got air fryer and oven directions for this recipe, so choose your own adventure!
Author Becky Striepe
1ripe plantain(It should be almost all brown and very soft. If it were a banana, you'd say it was no good, but instead, it's a perfect plantain!)
1teaspoonneutral oil(I used avocado oil, but sunflower or organic canola oil would also be fine.)
pinchofsaltoptional, but recommended
Slice your plantain at an angle, cutting pieces that are about ½" thick.
Toss the plantain slices, oil, and salt together in a medium bowl. Make sure that all of the pieces get coated in oil.
Air Fryer Directions
Transfer to your air fryer basket, and air fry at 400° F for 8-10 minutes, shaking after 5 minutes. Your plantains are done when they're browned on the outside and tender on the inside. Cooking time will vary depending on how ripe your plantains are. Check in at 8 minutes, and add another minute or two, if needed, to reach that nice, browned outside.
Preheat your oven to 400° F.
Arrange the plantain slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Bake for 16-20 minutes, flipping them after 8 minutes. Your plantains are done when they're browned on the outside and tender on the inside. Cooking time will vary depending on how ripe your plantains are. If they don't look done at 16 minutes, check them at 18 minutes. If they still don't look totally done, flip them, and do 2 more minutes.
Want to cook for more people? You can easily double this recipe and follow the cooking directions exactly as written. If you are planning to triple or quadruple, it may take a few more minutes in the air fryer. The oven directions remain the same.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 8minutes
Total Time 13minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Air Fryer, Vegan
Keyword air fryer maduros, air fryer plantains
Air fryer plantains recipe from Glue & Glitter, https://www.glueandglitter.com/air-fryer-plantains/