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a small bowl filled with dehydrated banana chips.

How to Dehydrate Banana Chips

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
How to dehydrate banana chips for a dried fruit snack. Dried banana chips are great snacks for families, camping or hiking.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Dehydrating 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
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Servings 20 Servings
Calories 43 kcal

Equipment

  • Electric Dehydrator
  • Mesh Dehydrator Trays
  • Mason Jars

Ingredients  

  • 7 Large Bananas (cut into ¼ inch slices)
  • Fresh Fruit (fruit pretreatment method)
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Instructions 

  • Peel and slice one banana at a time into ¼ inch thick slices.
  • Dip the banana slices into a pretreatment solution to prevent the banana from browning.
  • Arrange the banana slices on a dehydrator tray, leaving space between each banana slice.
  • Repeat with all the bananas and fill all the dehydrator trays.
  • Stack the trays on the dehydrator base and place the lid on.
  • Turn the dehydrator on and set the temperature to 135 F. degrees.
  • Dehydrate the banana chips for 6 to 12 hours. Every 3 to 4 hours rotate the dehydrator trays and check the banana chips. The dehydrating time will vary. 
  • Once the chips are done allow them to cool completely before storing.
  • Conditioning is recommended.
  • Store the banana chips in air tight containers.

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Notes

Recipe Expert Tips
  • Bananas: Use firm but ripe bananas for the best flavor.
  • Slicing the bananas: Slice the bananas ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Preventing browning: Use a pretreatment method to prevent the bananas from browning while you are cutting them and loading the trays.
  • How to keep the banana chips from sticking: Use a plastic liner tray. The bananas will still stick a little bit but when you pull them from the liner tray they will not tear or break apart.
  • How do you know when they are done?:
  • Chewy or crunchy banana chips:
  • Conditioning dehydrated fruit: It is recommended to condition dehydrated fruit that will be put into long term storage to prevent mold.
  • Dehydrators: Dehydrators that have a set temperature run at a higher temperature then dehydrators with a temperature control.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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