Air Fryer or Oven Homemade Plantain Chips
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Homemade Airyfryer or Oven Plantain Chips - Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free chip option that is easy to make!

My Air Fryer or Oven Homemade Plantain Chips are super easy, with minimal ingredients. Homemade plantain chips may seem unnecessary when most whole food stores have a version or 10. BUT, should you not have great access to them OR are on a Whole30, you might consider making them yourself.

These came to be during 2020 when I couldn’t find plantain chips locally but missed eating cauliflower hummus with them or crumbling them on top of my chili. But, now I don’t know if I will go back to store-bought!

These are equally delicious as store-bought plantain chips. Plus, I am in control of the ingredients and cooking process.

Are You Sure These Are Whole30?

On Whole30 you are not allowed to have any store-bought commercially-made chips. Read this link to find out more on that. So, no store-bought plantain chips allowed on Whole30, even with compatible ingredients.

However, homemade fries and chips ARE allowed on Whole30. But please note, if you find yourself unable to resist making and eating these excessively on a Whole30, then they may not be the right choice for YOUR Whole30.

How Do You Cut Them So Thin?

I use a mandoline slicer to cut these easily, my favorite slicer I’ve had (I’ve broke several – ooops!) is this one here. Just watch your fingers and use the safety glove, and mandoline slicers can make cutting thin slices a breeze!

Thin, evenly sliced plantain slices is important so they cook at the same rate. Otherwise, you will have some chips done while others are not crispy yet at all.

Ingredients

  • GREEN Plantains – Plantains are like the starchy cousin to a banana. I haven’t found them in every grocery store, but Winco and Walmart have them, often by the bananas. They are about twice as big and not sold in a bunch but singularly. First key to success on crispy plantain chips is to make sure your plantains are green, not even slightly yellow. Yellow plantains are more sweet and will not get crispy.

If your plantains got yellow too fast, I recommend making this Plantain Taco Hash with them instead!

  • Oil – You will just use the oil to toss the plantain slices in. Olive or avocado works equally well, use what is most accessible to you!
  • Salt – Just regular old table salt here!

Instructions

  • If using oven, preheat to 350 degrees.
  • Using a knife or mandoline slicer, thinly slice plantains into even slices (the mandoline* slicer is king for this!).
  • In a bowl, toss plantain slices with oil until all are coated.
  • Lay coated plantains in a single layer on either airfryer tray or a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt.
  • OVEN: Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, until crispy through. No need to flip halfway through!
  • AIRFRYER: Airfry at 350 for 10-12 minutes until crispy through. Keep in mind you have to do these in a single layer. That works great with a wide airfryer, but not so much with a deep one. Do it in batches or use the oven method. No need to flip halfway through!
  • Store in a sealed container at room tempterature for up to 3 weeks, being sure to keep well sealed so they don’t lose their crunch.

What We Eat These Air Fryer or Oven Homemade Plantain Chips With

These are a delicious swap for any time you want to scoop like a chip or crumble into a salad or soup. Some ways we love them are:

Sweet Everything Bagel Whole30 Tuna Salad - Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free dairy-free easy cold lunch option!

 

Homemade Airfryer or Oven Plantain Chips

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Airfry Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 20-chip servings

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large green plantains
  • 2 tablespoons oil to coat avocado or olive
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • If using oven, preheat to 350 degrees.
  • Using a knife or mandoline slicer, thinly slice plantains into even slices (the mandoline* slicer is king for this!).
  • In a bowl, toss plantain slices with oil until all are coated.
  • Lay coated plantains in a single layer on either airfryer tray or a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt.
  • OVEN: Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, until crispy through.
    AIRFRYER: Airfry at 350 for 10-12 minutes until crispy through. Keep in mind you have to do these in a single layer. That works great with a wide airfryer, but not so much with a deep one. Do it in batches or use the oven method.
    No need to flip halfway through!

Notes

I love my mandoline slicer, I just got this inexpensive one from Amazon and it works great. I love that it allows me to adjust the size of slice. Keep in mind it's very sharp and watch your fingers! They provide a guard which I used whenever I can, but it didn't stick into the green plantains very well and didn't use it on these. 
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are SO easy to make with my mandolin! I made mine in the oven and don’t worry about getting them completely crispy because I put them in the freezer and toast them (or air fry them) when I’m ready to eat them. I usually add them to a salad or have them as a crunchy side. Chips *are* a “food without brakes” for me, which is part of the reason I keep them in the freezer. I haven’t had a problem with them yet though. And I feel good about eating them, because they’re good for me. 🙂

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  2. 5 stars
    Definitely one of my favorites! Love the crunch and the salt of these healthy Whole 30 chips. I prefer the green plantains with this to keep it savory.

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  3. These were delicious! I made them in the oven and they came out perfectly! Paired it with guacamole and my daughter had to remind me she wanted some to! haha
    I passed the recipe onto my friend and she made it in her air fryer- her family loved it as well. Great as a side or a lite lunch when I’m not super hungry.

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    • I’m so happy these were an easy tasty win! Thank you!

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  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved these! Perfect side for taco night!

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    • Hooray, I’m happy these were a hit. Thank you!

      Reply

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