Sweet dessert empanadas, full of melty chocolate and creamy banana, are made in the air fryer and topped with cinnamon whipped cream for an easy dessert that's sure to impress.




  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Whisk together egg and water in a small bowl.

  • Place an empanada disc on a work surface. Place 1 tablespoon chocolate chips in the center of dough and top with 1/2 banana. Brush edges of empanada disc with egg mixture and fold in half, firmly pinching the edges to seal. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining empanada discs, bananas, and chocolate chips.

  • Brush empanadas with milk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Place 3 to 4 empanadas in a single layer, being careful not to overcrowd, in the air fryer basket.

  • Cook in the air fryer until golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove to a platter and repeat with remaining empanadas.

  • Meanwhile, whip cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; whip until stiff peaks form. Top warm empanadas with cinnamon whipped cream and sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

Cook's Notes:

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

If Mexican vanilla is not available, you can substitute pure vanilla extract.

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