Thursday, November 3, 2011

Homemade Banana Chips

I've been on a tear lately - loving banana chips but irritated because 99% of the banana chips offered for sale in the US are actually processed in the Philippines, and most brands have added sugar and cook the chips in coconut oil. While this makes for a really crispy chip; it really negates ( in my mind ) some of the healthier characteristics I'd like my banana chips to have. Coconut oil has its place. My banana chips isn't one of them.

This method produces a much crispier chip than putting them on the dehydrator - I've tried!

 Homemade Banana Chips
Makes about 60 chips
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours

2 bananas, peeled
Lemon juice, squeezed into a shallow bowl
Cooking spray

    1. Preheat oven to 200°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
    2. Cut bananas into 1/4” slices. Dip them in lemon juice, then place on a prepared baking sheet.
    3. Bake, turning over once, until golden brown and crispy, about 3 hours.
Tip: For a savory treat, sprinkle the banana slices with sea salt before baking. Try some sprinkled with cinnamon. Or sweeten them with a drizzle of honey after the bake.
Thank you, Home Made Simple!