Saturday, January 23, 2010

Make Banana Chips - Banana Chip Recipe

How To Make Banana Chips

Banana chips are a simple, delicious treat to make. All you need are some ripe bananas and a small amount of lemon or lime juice. You'll want to use ripe bananas with some brown spots. Less ripe or greener bananas do not have the right amount of sweetness or moisture for making chips.

Simply cut the bananas into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Soak the banana pieces in a 1/4 cup of lemon or lime juice for 15 or 20 seconds. The lemon or lime juice will help prevent the banana chips from browning, after they are dried, and will add some vitamin C back to the bananas. Food drying tends to reduce a fruit's level of vitamin C.

Lay the chips on your food dehydrator's drying trays. You can layer the trays with parchment paper or non stick drying sheets. Dry for up to 8 to 10 hours. The banana chips should feel dry and leathery when done.