After the success of making Beef Jerky in our dehydrator last month, I’ve been excited to try it out again. I’m always intrigued by dried banana chips at the grocery store, but they are often fairly expensive, and usually not safe for my peanut and nut allergy.
It turns out that making banana chips at home in a dehydrator is ridiculously simple. In fact, it did all the work overnight while I slept. I woke up to the banana chips already done and ready to eat! They are great on their own, mixed into a trail mix or added to cereal and oatmeal.
We had some bananas lying around in the fruit basket this week, so it seemed like the perfect time to give it a try. They were starting to get lots of brown dots, which is usually when I start to pass on throwing them in my lunch bag. I’m picky about my bananas – they can’t be too green, or too yellow, they have to be just the right time frame for me to like them.
I sliced the bananas into 1/8″ discs and laid them out in the dehydrator trays, with space in between them.
I’ve also read that you can soak them in a bowl of lemon juice before you add them to the dehydrator. This will preserve their colour, remove some of the sweetness and may even help retain some of the vitamin C.
Keep in a sealed bag or container. I had mine in a container on the kitchen counter and they were gone in 3 days. Next time I want to try apple chips!