Chocolate Banana Air-Fryer Empanadas with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

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.

Chocolate Banana Air-Fryer Empanadas with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Photo: Alison Miksch
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
10 empanadas


  • 1 14 ounce package empanada discs (ten 6-inch discs)

  • 5 bananas, peeled and halved

  • cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • Turbinado sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon plus additional for garnish


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

350 Calories
16g Fat
48g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 286mg 6%
Folate, total 16.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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