Air Fryer Upside-Down Caramelized Banana Chocolate Tarts

Turn dessert time upside down with this fun and delicious recipe! The hint of cinnamon and caramelized bananas give it surprising warmth and depth. It’s a great alternative to banana bread for using up ripe bananas that’s super easy to make.

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
10 to 12 minutes (per batch)
Four upside-down banana tarts, two on plates and two on a tray, shown with a bowl of brown sugar and cinnamon sticks.

Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar & Redpath® Icing Sugar

Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar

Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar

With a deep caramel taste, this sugar adds body to rich, decadent sweets like ganache, brownies, and gingerbread, or mocha anything. It’s also the classic choice for BBQ sauces and marinades, syrups, and more.

Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar

Redpath® Icing Sugar

Redpath® Icing Sugar

Use this sugar to make the smoothest frostings, icings, and glazes you’ve ever seen for the finishing touch on your cakes, cupcakes, and more.

Rolling pin

Parchment paper

Chef’s knife OR sharp paring knife

Ruler (optional)

Air fryer

Scale OR dry measuring cups

Measuring spoons

Small bowl x 2

Whisk OR fork

Pastry brush

Microwave-safe bowl (small)

Heatproof spatula

Piping bag OR spoon

Fine-mesh sieve (optional)

6 pcs
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • ¼ cup (54 g) Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp (3 g) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp (2 g) salt
  • 2 medium bananas, firm but ripe
For the egg wash:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) water
For the drizzle:
  • ⅓ cup (57 g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Step 1

Thaw puff pastry and gently unroll according to package directions if using store-bought puff pastry. With a rolling pin, gently smooth out any creases and roll to about 12 x 12 inches. If using homemade, roll out a piece that is approximately 12 X 12 inches. Cut into 6 equal (3 by 4) pieces and place onto a lined baking sheet and into the fridge until needed.

Step 2

Line the bottom of an air fryer basket with parchment paper that is cut so that there is about a ½-inch border around the edges; this is to prevent any sugar from dripping into the bottom of the basket.

Step 3

Depending on the size of the air fryer, you may need to do this recipe in batches. If making in batches, keep puff pastry in the fridge until ready to assemble.

Step 4

In a small bowl, mix the Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, cinnamon, and salt until thoroughly combined.

Step 5

Preheat air fryer to 400°F according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Step 6

Slice bananas into coins.

Step 7

Sprinkle approximately two teaspoons of the brown sugar mixture onto the parchment paper in the air fryer basket, spaced at least an inch apart. Slightly overlap the banana slices over the brown sugar. Place a puff pastry rectangle over the bananas and gently press around the edges to seal.

Step 8

Whisk the egg and water together. With a clean pastry brush, lightly brush the puff pastry with the egg wash. Place the basket into the preheated air fryer. Bake until pastry is puffed and golden brown in colour; 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 9

Let the pastry sit in the basket for about 10 minutes before flipping it over.

For the drizzle:

Step 1

Place chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat at 20 to 30-second intervals until chocolate is almost completely melted.

Step 2

Stir to completely melt the chocolate. Place melted chocolate into a piping bag or use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over the banana tarts. If desired, dust with icing sugar just before serving.

 Four upside-down banana tarts, two on plates and two on a tray, shown with a bowl of brown sugar and cinnamon sticks.