Banana Chips

For many years, banana chips have been off my radar. Then, during a trip to Trader Joe’s a few months ago, I picked up a bag on a whim and my love for banana chips was reignited.

Store-bought banana chips, even the organic ones, are typically fried in coconut oil and contain added sugars. I wondered if I could create a healthier version using even less ingredients.

These banana chips make a great snack on their own, plus they’re the perfect addition to trail mix or granola. They’d be tasty crushed on top of ice cream, too.

I sliced mine paper-thin. A little too thin, I think. I encourage you to play around with the size of the pieces and find the exact texture you love.

You could sprinkle these with some extra coconut sugar if you want. But I’ll warn you: some mighty fine caramelization happens in the oven, so they’re very sweet just as they are.

Banana Chips
 
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, sugar-free, five ingredients or less
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4 to 6
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.
  2. With a sharp knife, cut your bananas into thin slices, about ¼-inch thick. Spread them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Brush the tops with lemon juice.
  3. Bake until the chips are dry and crispy. Times will vary depending on the oven, but it will likely take about two hours.

 

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5 Responses to Banana Chips

  1. A Table in the Sun October 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    I used to make these in the dehydrator for my kids all the time. Such a fun snack! I can’t stomach the store bought variety. They don’t even taste like bananas.

  2. veganadian October 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Thank you! I will be trying it this week! Looks great :)

  3. ChopinandMysaucepan October 9, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Dear Sondi,

    This is definitely a lot healthier than regular potato chips! Thanks for a delicious recipe.

  4. Gillian October 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Great idea! The greasiness of store-bought banana chips usually overpowers the banana flavor.
    I’ll definitely be making these to take as a work snack :)

  5. Simple Nourishing Delicious Food Blog October 22, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    thanks for this recipe! I am going to try these! I hate shelling out the bucks at TJs for these, but I love eating them.

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