Recipe for Banana Chips, oil-free and guilt-free!
I am petrified of buying packets of banana chips. Once I lay my eyes on a packet of banana chips, my greedy soul will not rest until the last crumb has been eaten. And then there’s this abyss of guilt that I sink into. Familiar story?
My dear neighbour and friend once asked me if I want anything from their trip to Kerala, and I nearly said ‘banana chips fried in coconut oil’. Very nearly.
And then sanity took over, dragged the greedy banana chips loving monster in my head back into her stable and I said “no, thanks, nothing”.
Phew. 15,000 calories saved right there.
And the effort and cost of buying new jeans.
My readers know that I’ve had the air fryer for a while, and been experimenting with fries, koftas, crispy karela and what not. I’m surprised that I did not try plantain / banana chips yet. So Friday evening, with a glass of hot toddy, I decided to put the lone plantain sitting all cozy in a cling wrap to the ‘chip test’. Nothing fancy, just peeled the plantain, thinly sliced it, tossed in a few drops of oil. Threw them into the pre heated airfryer, and every few minutes, gave the basket a good shake. At the end of 8 mins drumroll perfectly crisp and delicious banana chips, with none of that deep frying and none of those calories.
So if you love banana chips (now who doesn’t!), you’re going to love me for sharing this recipe! You can also make the chips in an oven, find the tip at the end of the post.