Oven roasted banana chips

I don’t love bananas, I don’t hate them either – I just don’t care about them too much.  But, every now and then I feel like one – so I buy a bunch and eat one and then the rest tend to make it into the freezer overripe waiting for a banana bread recipe.

So a while ago I purchased a dehydrator and thought maybe I can save those bananas before they go totally brown and make some banana chips.  And it turns out I kind of love banana chips.

So I thought I would share my recipe, maybe in the hopes of saving all those bananas going brown on your counter!

I make mine in a dehydrator, but they can be made in the oven as well – so I will give you both options.

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*YIELD – approx. 21/2- 3 cups banana chips

INGREDIENTS

  • one bunch of bananas (approximately 5-6)
  • Lemon juice from one lemon (about 2-3 tbsp.)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

 

DIRECTIONS (oven)

  1. Preheat to 250F.
  2. Slice the bananas about 1/16th of an inch.
  3. Lay parchment on a large cookie sheet and lay out bananas slices.
  4. Mix the coconut sugar and cinnamon together, then sprinkle the banana slices with lemon juice and sift the coconut and cinnamon mixture over top of the bananas.  Turn the banana pieces over and repeat.
  5. Bake for approximately 90 min to 2 hours or until dried out. Check after an hour and flip over.
  6. Banana chips will be done when they turn to a golden brown and crisp up after 5 min out of the oven.  Some chips may finish sooner than later depending on the thickness of the slices.

DIRECTION (dehydrator)

  1. Slice the bananas about 1/16th of an inch.
  2. Toss the banana slices in the lemon juice, coconut sugar and cinnamon, careful not to handle them to much as they will break apart.
  3. Lay the banana slices out on the dehydrator trays and turn to 135F
  4. Let dry for 6-8 hours or until they are dry.  Each dehydrator is different, so following the directions on yours, while checking them every so often is recommended.  My dehydrator doesn’t take nearly as much time as it says.

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These chips areas and delicious and a great way to use up bananas that you know you’re not going to get to.  They’re a perfect snack for kids and adults alike.

Till the next recipe.

 

Kristen xo

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