WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
This healthy banana split is a crowd pleaser! It is perfect for healthy weeknight desserts, hassle free healthy snacks or just when you’re craving something sweet. This air fryer banana has all the pieces of a traditional banana split – but skipping the ice cream… which you wont even miss. The skipping of the ice cream makes it a perfect dessert for vegans, lactose intolerant people like myself, or anyone looking to have a fat free treat.
This healthy banana split is packed with chocolate flavor without being too unhealthy. This banana is topped with chocolate hummus, rainbow sprinkles and fruit.
This air fryer banana split barely makes any mess. You don’t need to be cleaning bowls, measuring cups, measuring spoons and baking pans. It uses only one plate, an air fryer and a knife for spreading! The only dessert easier than this is buying one.
INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS
This air fryer healthy banana split is perfect for a health forward dessert or guilt free treat! The banana is the base of this dessert. Its naturally gluten free and vegan of course! You can keep the banana inside the peel and eat it with a spoon out of the peel. You can also remove from the peel and wrap in tin foil before putting the healthy banana split into the air fryer.
This recipe uses chocolate hummus because its sweet, chocolate flavored and vegan. Make sure on the label the one you buy is vegan, most are but please check! If you dont want to use chocolate hummus for your air fryer banana split, you can sub peanut butter, nut butter, tahini, chickpea butter, granola butter, or any spread similar to peanut butter.
Strawberries and blueberries
This warm banana split recipe uses fruit to make this dessert a healthy option but you can also top with nuts, gluten free granola, any type of seeds or chocolate. Feel free to make this air fryer banana your own! You can use any topping you would put on top of a regular ice cream banana split.
5 Alternative air fryer banana toppings:
Smores: add marshmallows, chocolate hummus and crumbeled gluten free cookies
Triple chocolate: Add chocolate hummus, vegan chocolate chips and chocolate sauce
Birthday cake: Add vanilla yogurt, chocolate sauce and rainbow sprinkes
Caramel Cream: add vanilla yogurt and caramel sauce
Peanut butter cup: Add chocolate hummus, powdered peanut butter and chocolate sauce
TASTE & TEXTURE
This air fryer banana is a healthier version of a traditional banana split. It is dairy free since there is no ice cream! The banana and toppings get warm and gooey in the air fryer to make this air fryer banana a warm cozy treat.
HOW TO MAKE
Slice open banana and add chocolate hummus.
Add strawberries and blueberries or any extra toppings.
Air fry at 390 for 5 minutes.
EXPERT TIPS & TRICKS
Air fry at 390 for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes the banana will be hot and soft to the touch. You can choose to air fry for only 3 minutes if you still want to keep the texture similar to a natural banana texture. You can choose to air fry for longer, approx 7 minutes if you want it to be piping hot!
Can you make this in the oven?
Yep! The air fryer is just to heat up the banana and its toppings fast. You can bake it in the oven, it will just take longer. Bake on 350 for approx 5-8 minutes. Make sure to keep checking the healthy banana split so it does not burn.
HOW TO SERVE & STORE
I like to eat this right away! If you don’t eat it right away or cant finish this air fryer banana, you can store it in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can either microwave in a microwave safe dish to warm up, or add back to the air fryer to warm up.
Healthy Banana Split (Air Fryer)
- air fryer
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp chocolate hummus
- 2 tbsp strawberries diced
- 2 tbsp blueberries
- 2 tbsp sprinkles vegan
- 1 tbsp chocolate syrup vegan
- Slice open banana and add chocolate hummus.
- Add strawberries and blueberries.
- Air fry at 390 for 5 minutes
- Top with sprinkles.