It would appear you liked my Apple Chips recipe, so today I have for you a different fruit based healthy snack variation – home baked banana chips.
This time I’ve dried just pure bananas, no additions whatsoever.
It worked perfectly and the final chips were mega crunchy and super tasty.
So, what will you need to make some at home?
Well, the ingredients list contain just one item: bananas 🙂
As to everything else you will also need:
- Pre-heated oven (120C)
- Baking tray lined with baking parchment
- Fantastic knife skills or a mandolin
- Airtight container for storage
So how do we make it?
Creating home-baked banana chips couldn’t be easier.
Basically, all you need to do is to slice your bananas and pop them to the preheated oven.
As you know my chopping skills aren’t perfect so yet again I used my Oxo Chef’s Mandolin Slicer and sliced all my bananas to 4mm thick pieces.
Then, they were evenly placed on the baking tray (nicely lined with paper) and placed in the oven.
30 minutes later I removed them from the oven and flipped all the slices over. The turning process isn’t as easy as with apples as the bananas do not warp or twist like the apples do, so you have to be very careful when turning them. They are also much stickier, but with a little practise and a thin blade, you will have every piece upside down in no time.
Once they are all tuned over pop them back into the oven and allow them to dry for another 30 minutes.
When the time is up, take them out of the oven and set aside to cool.
Your chips will still be drying out slightly when you take them out from the oven.
After 10 or 15 minutes you are ready to have a taste 😉
Use only ripe, ready to eat bananas. As there is no extra sugar you really don’t want to “chip” the green ones as they will not be as sweet and offer a more bitter experience.
Bananas are sticky and quite fragile, so it is best to use a very sharp knife or a good quality mandolin for slicing otherwise they will simply lose their shape and you risk them turning into a mush.
Remember: bananas have a high-calorie count. A bowl of banana chips might not look much but calorie wise it will be.
Will you be making some?