It’s no secret that bananas are some of the most popular fruits in existence. People love to incorporate them into smoothies, add them to yogurt, or enjoy them raw. They provide key nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, manganese, fiber, and magnesium. Bananas can be a great pre-workout snack to boost energy levels, but the same applies if you need to get over an afternoon slump.
When it comes down to choosing the right bananas for the dehydrated banana chips, you should consider purchasing ones that are slightly yellow. The banana peel should have some green in it, so as to avoid mushiness. You can also purchase bananas when they are mostly green, but revealing a little yellow. Make sure they are plump and firm so that you can slice them easily. Avoid bananas that are too soft and brown because that will make it hard to slice them evenly for the chips.
In order to successfully execute your banana chips, slice them and then spread them evenly across your dehydrator sheets. Make sure that the bananas are evenly spaced out on the sheets so that there is no overlap. The last thing you want is uneven dehydration. Ideally, cut your bananas into eighth-inch thick slices. You can use a mandolin slicer or a stainless steel wire butter slicer to ensure equal cuts. After dehydrating them, you’ll be left with your new favorite snack!
- Prep Time:10m
- Cook Time:12h
- Total Time:12h 10m
- 4 bananas
- 1 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Peel the bananas and slice them into 1/8-inch thick slices. You can use 1/4-inch thick slices if you want them a little thicker. You can use your knife or mandoline slicer to do this.
- Place all of the banana slices into a mixing bowl with the lemon juice and let them soak for about five minutes.
- Lay the banana slices onto the dehydrator trays, making sure the slices have space and are not overlapping.
- Dehydrate at 115º F for 12 hours and then enjoy.