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Air fryer plantains served on a white plate.

Air Fryer Plantains (Fried Sweet Ripe Plantains)

Cooking the most delicious plantains has never been easier than in the air fryer! Quick and easy to cook and prep, they make for one tasty appetizer, or serve up as a side with your favorite Caribbean dishes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried plantain recipe, how to air fry plantains, plantain side dish
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 126kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 ripe plantain peeled and sliced into thick chunks
  • Oil for spraying avocado, canola, olive oil


  • Place peeled plantain slices into the air fryer basket in a single layer and then spray with oil.
  • Cook on 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes, flipping and spraying halfway through.
  • Once 8 minutes are up, increase temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove and enjoy.


  • You’ll want to use ripe plantains for this recipe. I like to wait until the plantain has become mostly black, then slice and use.
  • You can also cook store bought frozen plantains in the air fryer. For frozen plantains, I place frozen plantains in the air fryer basket and cook on 380 degrees for 12-14 minutes. I do not spray these with oil as most frozen plantains have been partially fried in oil.
  • Preheat the air fryer before cooking the plantain slices. If your air fryer doesn't have a preheat function, let it run at 380F while you peel and cut the plantains.
  • Some air fryer models can run slightly differently, and depending on how thickly you cut the slices the cooking times may vary.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1009IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg