If you love chocolate and banana together as much as we do, you'll love these air-fried empanadas. They come out beautifully golden after only 6 minutes in the air fryer.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Alison Miksch

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15 mins
27 mins
10 empanadas


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place 3 to 4 empanada discs on work surface. Place 1 tablespoon chocolate chips in the center of each dough circle. Place a half of a banana on top of chocolate chips. Brush edges of empanada disc with egg mixture; fold disc over to form a turnover shape, firmly pinching edges to seal. Place on baking pan. Repeat process with remaining empanada discs, chocolate and bananas.

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Brush empanadas with milk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

  • Place 3 to 4 empanadas in a single layer in air fryer basket (do not overcrowd). Cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining empanadas.

  • In a medium bowl whip cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Whip until stiff peaks form. Serve with warm empanadas; sprinkle with additional cinnamon for garnish.


Look for empanada discs at Mexican markets in the refrigerated or frozen sections.


Use pure vanilla extract if Mexican vanilla is not available.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; fat 16g; cholesterol 46mg; saturated fat 9g; carbohydrates 48g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 22g; protein 6g; vitamin a 420.7IU; vitamin c 5.3mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.5mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 16.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 142mg; potassium 286mg; calcium 28mg; iron 1.7mg.