Homemade plantain chips may seem unneccessary, 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. They are so easy and I love being able to make them my way (i.e. not deep fried in oils I don’t love).
Plus, on Whole30 you are not allowed to have any store-bought commercially-made chips, including plantain chips or others that the ingredients are compliant. Read this link to find out more on that. And please note, if you find yourself unable to resist making and eating these excessively on a Whole30, they are SWYPO for you and best left out.
These came to be during COVID-19, 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, as these are equally delicious and I am in control of the ingredients and cooking process. We love them paired with most any Mexican dish or for scooping up cauliflower hummus. Just make them – it’s so easy!
Homemade Airfryer or Oven Plantain Chips
- 2 large green plantains
- 2 tablespoons oil to coat avocado or olive
If using oven, preheat to 350 degrees.
Using a knige 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 15-18 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!
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.