Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Homemade Banana "Chips"

The hubby has been coming home with a ton of bananas. I have a bunch in the freezer to use for breads and my chocolate chip banana muffins. This last bunch of bananas wasn't as ripe as I like for the breads, so I decided to dry them. I love banana chips that I buy from Trader Joe's, but they are pricey for the little package you get. So here is how I did it.

Cut your bananas in 1/4 inch slices and put them in a bowl with some Fresh Fruit solution. It helps prevent them from turning brown. Lay all the slices on your dryer trays, making sure to leave space between each slice. I used up 3 trays of my 5 tray dehydrator.

Dry at 140°F for 10 hours. I turned them over after 8 hours and then did the remaining 2 hours. They are really sticky and flexible, but not wet. Make sure to take them off the trays right away while they are still warm. It makes it easier to remove.

This was my tray after the 10 hours of drying. As you can see there are some little pieces. Those parts got stuck on the mesh. I did get them off and ate them right away. hehe

Store them in glass jars with an oxygen absorber in each jar. Matt ate half a jar right away. I don't see these lasting long.


  1. My son loves these :) Thanks for sharing the how to! Stop by our Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime, bring some chips!

  2. Great alternative for bananas, and they will last longer than banana bread. :-)
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. I wonder if a bit of lemon juice would work just as well. I don't know what "fruit solution" is. They look yummy! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. My hubby and I love making these with our dehydrator, we use lemon juice to keep them from browning. We are trying to figure out the best way to go about making these when we finally get to our off-grid homestead. Not sure the small solar setup will be able to handle the load a dehydrator would put on it.

  5. Love banana chips - I would so go for this! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope you can join us again today. :)

  7. Heather I featured your banana chips on Green Thumb Thursday. Have a great day. Thanks for sharing,


    Cottage Making Mommy


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