Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on the back of your banana chips? Some common additives are coconut oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, dextrose, sugar, salt, and “natural banana flavor” and artificial flavor. You can make your own clean banana chips at home using one of these 3 very simple processes.
- If you have an air fryer, you can cook these in only 13 minutes!
- A fruit dehydrator takes a long time but can be left on like a crockpot.
- If you don’t have either of these gadgets, you can make banana chips inside your oven. Place bananas on a baking sheet OR for best results, place them on a metal cooling rack on top of a baking sheet (this allows for ventilation underneath the bananas). Preheat the oven to 200F.
Length of cooking time depends on how thick the disks are. A thinner disk will cook faster than a thinner disk. The banana chips pictured were made in a fruit dehydrator over a 24 hour period.
Experiment with different seasonings such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, or even garlic powder or onion powder.
A little lemon juice can help keep the banana chips from turning brown. This step can be left out if you don’t mind the appearance.
1 small banana cut into circle disks = 1 Fruit exchange