Air Fryer Banana Bread

Yes, you read that right! Moist and delicious banana bread IS possible in an air fryer. I’ll include links below to the exact air fryer and pan I used, but this should work with any air fryer, and any round cake pan that fits into yours!

My banana bread mix is the same I use if I were to bake it in the oven – filled with ripe, sweet, bananas, chocolate chips, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon – except in the air fryer, it takes 35 minutes instead of an hour!

Air Fryer Banana Bread
Makes one 7″ Cake Pan (or small loaf pan)

• 3 TBS Unsalted Butter, softened
• 1/2 C White Sugar
• 3 Ripe Bananas
• 2 Large Eggs
• 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 1 C Flour
• 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
• 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp Salt
• 1/2 C Chocolate Chips (optional, but recommended!)

How To:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together eggs, bananas, butter, sugar and vanilla (by hand, stand mixer or electric mixer).
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and gently blend until combined.
  5. If using, fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Spray cake pan with nonstick spray and pour batter into pan. Place in air fryer basket, close and cook at 300 degrees F for 35 minutes.
  7. Remove from fryer and flip to release from pan. Let cool completely before serving.

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Links to products I used (I have no affiliation with these, just passing on items I have had success with!):

Air Fried Sweet Potato Fries

It doesn’t get easier than this! 🍠

Serves 3-4 • 20 minute cook time

What you’ll need:

  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed with skins on
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Trader Joes Everyday Seasoning (or any other seasoning blend you like)

How to:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 380° F for 5 minutes.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into strips as shown above. Make sure they’re as close to the same size as possible so they cook evenly.
  3. Toss sliced potatoes with olive oil and seasonings and add to air fryer basket.
  4. Set timer for 10 minutes, shake basket, then set for another 10 minutes at 380°.

Air Fried Frozen Chicken Strips

One of our new air fryer favorites! While it’s just as easy to bake these, it’s really nice not heating up a whole oven, especially when we’ve had some really warm weather. What made this even easier as an air-frying newbie was that Perdue printed air fryer instructions right on the bag (THANK YOU)!

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I use the Cosori 5.8qt Air Fryer, and I was able to fit the whole bag in the basket – perfect for a family meal! I only increased the time by 2-3 minutes to accommodate more chicken and they did not disappoint. The outside was super crispy and the inside was perfectly cooked. I would imagine you can use this guide for any brand of chicken strips, so if you test any out, let me know in the comments!

Follow the how-to below:

Air Fried Chicken Breast Strips

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F
  • Once preheated, place frozen chicken strips into basket in one layer (or overlap gently for a larger amount). No cooking spray needed!
  • Cook at 350 degrees F for 10-13 minutes.

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