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Paleo Air Fryer Tostones (Whole30, Vegan, AIP, Low FODMAP)

These paleo air fryer tostones make the most addicting snack while being extra easy and crispy in the air fryer! You can use minimal amount of oil for this Whole30 and vegan recipe without any frying or splattering.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Soaking time1 min
Total Time12 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 144kcal


  • 2 green plantains
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 5 tsp coconut oil or avocado oil
  • Optional: Lime juice


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes, and combine water and salt in a large bowl. 
  • Cut the ends off the plantains and make a vertical slit through the skin, so you can easily remove the peel. 
  • Cut the plantains into 1-inch thick slices.
  • Toss the plantain slices with 2 tsp coconut oil. 
  • Cook in the air fryer in a single layer for 5 minutes.
  • Immediately remove the plantains and smash each slice with the bottom of a jar or a mug while they are hot. 
  • Dip the flattened slices in salt water quickly and set aside.
  • Brush each flattened slice generously the rest of the coconut oil (3 tsp) front and back.
  • Place back in the air fryer for 5-8 minutes, gently flipping them halfway through, until they are golden and crispy.
  • Sprinkle with lime juice, if using, and sea salt. 
  • Serve immediately alone or with your favorite dip like guacamole


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1009IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg