Many of you know I grew up in a household full of modern appliances and gadgets. It seemed, growing up, every other month there was a trip planned to the local Sears showroom or Dak outlet to shop for a new kitchen or home entertainment 'toy.' However, one thing we never had was an Air Fryer. Now, that may be in part due the fact my father, to this day, swears there is quite simply something 'not right' about calling a food 'fried' when it has not in fact been fried in a fat. Or perhaps it is because the very notion of 'fried' food has such a negative connotation, health wise, Momma never dared encourage the term be used on a regular basis.
Enter the Avalon Bay Air Fryer 100W- A highly affordable, and compact, appliance who's only drawback has been the capacity of preparation allowed. I suspect, however, the compact size and 2-3 serving preparation lends itself to the efficiency of the air frying process. And just what is Air Frying? It's an entirely dry cooking process which uses a top grill to circulate heated air around the food of your choice via a suspended basket. This circulated air is so super-heated it surrounds every surface with an evenly distributed blanket of 'cooking' air.
Avalon Bay Air Fryer did the rest!
Even if you're not a big banana person, these churro like bananas hit the spot, warm on the inside, against a pile of ice cream and fresh fruit. It's definitely the BEST way to enjoy a banana split with just a little extra indulgence and no extra guilt. In fact, you can cut up to 80% of the added fat out when air frying, over traditional oil based frying. What would you love to make first in an Air Fryer?
What Daughter Says: Enjoy the fried texture without the fried guilt when you Air Fry.
Air Fried Cinnamon Bananas
***Click here for printable Air Fried Bananas Recipe.
3 TBS Vegan Butter Substitute (Coconut Oil Works Well)
8 Ripe Bananas
2 Whole Eggs OR 3 Egg Whites
1/2 C Corn Flour
3 TBS Cinnamon Sugar
1 C Bread Crumbs (Panko Preferred)
1. Heat butter substitute in pan on medium head and add bread crumbs. Stir 3-4 minutes, or until they have reached a light golden color. Remove from head and place in medium sized bowl.
2. Peel and halve your bananas. Roll each banana half in corn flour, eggs, and bread crumbs (in that order) and place side by side in air fryer basket in a single layer. Dust with Cinnamon Sugar
3. Set Air Fryer to 280F and timer to 10 MINS (from cold start, 7 for pre-heated.) Once done cooking remove air fryer bin and gently shake basket to remove any excess crumbs.