Homemade Banana Chips

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Homemade banana chips are a great substitute for candy in a healthy diet.  They’re very easy to make, and you’ll wonder how they could possibly be good for you when you bite into one.  They’re chewy, sweet, and very satisfying.  This recipe uses the oven to dehydrate the bananas, but I imagine a dehydrator would yield a similar result.  You can also use these banana chips to make homemade banana Larabars.

Homemade Banana Chips Recipe

Ingredients:
2 tsp. olive oil
4 ripe bananas

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat 2 cookie sheets with the olive oil.
  3. Slice the bananas thinly and arrange them in one layer on the cookie sheets.
  4. Cook them in the oven for about 3 hours, until they’re dehydrated but not rock solid.
  5. Cool the banana chips on a wire rack.  Store them in an airtight container.

Price Breakdown
This recipe yields 2 cups of banana chips, and it costs $1.23 to make.  This comes out to $.21 per 1/3 cup serving.  I hope you’ll give these homemade banana chips a try – they’re such a great treat!

Linking to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Frugal Food Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Fight Back Friday, Wellness Weekend, Make Your Own Monday.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for this Anne Marie! I actually just saw a recipe to use with a dehydrator which I don’t have, so this is perfect :)
    -Dana

    • Annemarie says:

      I hope you like it, Dana. This is the perfect time of year to use your oven as a dehydrator. Not so fun in the summer!

  2. I cannot wait to try this! Do you think this would work with overly ripe bananas?

    • Annemarie says:

      Thanks, Melanie. As long as you can slice them and put them in pieces on the cookie sheet, it will work. The riper, the sweeter!

  3. Great idea–I have some bananas that I got marked down (ripe and ready) and I was about to toss them in the freezer, but I think I’ll crank up the oven instead.

    If I coat a piece of parchment paper with oil, THEN put it on my cookie sheet, do you think it will affect the results? I’ll get back to you on that.

    Thanks!

  4. Very nice looking!

  5. Oh Yummy. Yours look so nicely coloured. Last time I tried making these they turned a bit blackish. I used the dehydrator. I’m not sure what went wrong…I will have to try your method.

    • Annemarie says:

      Thanks, Amy. I was surprised how pretty they were when they came out of the oven. Almost too pretty to eat, but not quite!

  6. I love this recipe! Especially since I don’t have a food dehydrator. Perhaps using cooking spray would yield similar results as the oil. If I try it, I’ll report back to you how it works!

    Thanks for sharing…

  7. I love banana chips, but they are always so expensive. Thanks for posting this! Now, I can make banana chips at home.

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