Bananas are always on hand in our house as a convenient snack. We love turning them into an even more delicious grab and go option with these sweet & salty banana chips. These crisp fruit chips are made from slices bananas, making them a healthy vegetarian snack options. They’re also lightly seasoned with a sprinkle of salt & cinnamon.
We don’t usually have any problem going through a Costco sized bundle of bananas before they start turning all spotty, but occasionally there’s that rouge that hides or a son is gone and not eating his rations.
Then I find myself stuck with a couple spotted bananas that no one will even contemplate eating.
Usually I will peel them and freeze them for baking, but this one time I went to put them in the freezer and realized I’d been doing that for oh, you know, a little bit and there were pleeeeeeeeeenty of the frozen fruits all ready in stock.
What to do, what to do.
I was in a pickle (or maybe stuck in a banana?).
The hubs suggested banana chips.
A sweet snack that’s easy on the hips, AND that all the sons love?
We were in business.
These banana chips do bake for a while, but the long baking time is necessary, because at this temperature the oven will act more as a dehydrator than an oven.
Plus, you will love the sweet banana and cinnamon aroma that will fill your house!
Baking times will vary some depending on how thick you slice your bananas and how crispy you prefer your banana chips to be.
Some people don’t like the additions of salt.
I don’t like cinnamon.
And all that’s ok.
Even plain, with no toppings whatsoever these banana chips are still great.
Also they’re diet and diabetic friendly.
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Sweet & Salty Banana Chips
- lemon juice
- kosher salt
- Slice bananas thinly (1/8″), and then brush with the lemon juice mixed with just a little water. Sprinkle with cinnamon and kosher salt.
- Bake at 250 degrees for about 90 minutes, then turn the slices, and continuing to bake another 30 minutes.
- Let cool (the longer they cool the crispier they become) before eating.
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