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Banana Chips

Sometimes the simplest of snacks are the most delicious! Making Banana Chips at home is a fun way to enjoy a sweet, healthy, vegan and gluten free treat.

Banana Chips

If you’re looking for a little something sweet AND a little something chewy then this simple little treat is for you.

Banana Chips!

Bananas are naturally sweet, and when they are baked they take on a ‘candied’ consistency. It doesn’t take many of these to satisfy your sweet tooth and you can feel good about snacking on quality, whole foods.

 

HOW TO MAKE BANANA CHIPS

First, you need a banana. I like bananas at about this stage of brown-ness:

A hand holding a ripe banana

Equal ratio of brown spots to yellow. Don’t let the brown get out of control, though. You don’t want to open a banana peel full of mushy goo. Gross. I used 2 bananas for this recipe but, if you have more than 2 brown bananas, peel the others and freeze them in a container to throw in smoothies!

Slice the bananas into 1/4 inch rounds and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. They don’t need to be spread apart as they won’t expand at all.

Sliced banana on a cutting board

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over your sliced bananas.

A lemon being squeezed over sliced bananas on a baking sheet

Pop into your pre heated oven and slowly dehydrate them for 2-3 hours. It takes a while but the oven temperature is really low. The point isn’t to cook the bananas but toΒ take the moisture out ofΒ them (think dried fruit). If you have a dehydrator that would be perfect. And I’m jealous of you.

Of both the dehydrator and the counter space required for one.

Jealous.

Keep your eyes on them and wait until they look crispy around the edges and dried the whole way through.

Banana Chips cooling on a baking tray

These are nice, healthy goodies. πŸ™‚

 

They have already been turned into a delicious banana bread energy bar recipe! Check it out!

 

Banana Chips on a plate

 

MORE HEALTHY SNACK RECIPES:

Hemp Seed Energy Balls

Sunbutter Cups

Maple Vanilla Protein Fudge

Chocolate Chia Power Balls

 

Originally posted July 11, 2013. Updated August 13, 2019

 

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Banana Chips

Sharon Rhodes
Banana Chips. Sometimes the simplest of snacks are the most delicious! Making Banana Chips at home is a fun way to enjoy a sweet, healthy, vegan and gluten free treat.
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 53 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Pre heat the oven to 200 and line a baking sheet with parchment
  • Slice bananas into 1/4 inch rounds and place onto the baking sheet. Brush with lemon juice and coconut oil
  • Bake for 2-3 hours until they are crispy and browned along the edges and dried all the way through
  • Let sit for 10 minutes out of the oven to harden up

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 166mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
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56 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is perfect ‘s for someone like me that won’t eat bananas with even 1 brown spot! I have A LOT in the freezer! Can’t wait to try these!

  2. 5 stars
    These are a perfect snack for my daughter! She loves banana and it’s always nice to have her favourites in new ways.

    1. Awesome Kristen! Maybe the when the new bundle of joy arrives they will love bananas too. πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks like a delicious snack that my three year old will love! Also, your sense of humour is fantastic. Loved reading this post.

  4. 5 stars
    Yum! This looks like a fun recipe to do with kids… though I bet them waiting for 2 hours would mean crafting or playing outside.

  5. 5 stars
    These are so popular at my house! They are so fun to make with kids, and a perfect healthy treat for them and everyone else. Thanks for this simple, delicious recipe Sharon!

    1. They definitely disappear fast! Luckily they are a pretty healthy treat. Thanks Vanessa Hope you are well. πŸ™‚

  6. 5 stars
    Incredibly, this article really helped me, and this article is very easy to follow and not complicated. So can’t wait to try. I look forward to other recipes.

  7. Can you give me an estimate of how long the cooking time would be? I’d like to know if it’s something I can try in the evening after I get home from work, but don’t want to have to stay up too late as I get up early for work. Thanks

    1. Hi Jenn! The recipe, including cooking times, is at the bottom of this post. The approximate cooking time is between 2-3 hours. Check after 2 hours to see how browned your edges are and cook however much longer you want until you get the nice browned look like in the photos. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  8. I like these better than store bought. Sweet with more banana taste. Not sure how to store them though…any suggestions?

  9. These look to good! I am wondering how to store these and how long they will keep?
    Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hey Michelle! I would store them sealed, in a covered container or baggie, at room temp. They should last up to a week. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    1. The coconut oil lends a neutral flavour and gives the bananas the crispy browned edges. I’ve never used any other type of oil. Let me know if you try it out!

    2. Coconut oil won’t give it the taste of coconuts any more than sunflower oil tastes like sunflowers or olive oil tastes like olives. It’s all a matter of melting point and saturation.

  10. Hi – the description and first recipe don’t list coconut oil but the one on the “index card” format does.

    Are they different recipes or is the oil omitted from the top two versions?

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    JE

  11. Yum! I love how golden these look, like they’ve been caramelized a little bit. I dry bananas but they always look kind of sad. I need to try doing it in the oven πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Heidi! It definitely took along time in the oven, but I do think it was worth it. The house also smelled pretty good, too:)