Last Updated: October 5, 2022

How to Make Banana Chips

By Published On: March 3rd, 20201.3 min readCategories: Recipes

Last Updated: October 5, 2022

Making banana chips is dead simple and much cheaper than buying them at the store. All you need is some bananas and a dehydrator.

Ice Cream (Blue Java) bananas on the drying rack getting ready to make chips

  1. Step 1: Let the bananas get a little over-ripe (softening and getting brown spots). That will prevent them from getting hard and wood-like when they’re dried.
  2. Ice Cream banana hands ready to be made banana chips

  3. Step 2: Peel the bananas and slice them about 1/4-inch thick, placing the slices on your dehydrator tray so the banana pieces don’t touch.
  4. Ice Cream (Blue Java) bananas on the drying rack getting ready to make chips

  5. Step 3: Put them on the dehydrator and set it to low (heat). Let the dehydrator run for 24 hours. If you have a lot of trays, make sure to rotate them top to bottom a few times over the 24 hours so they dry evenly.
  6. Step 4: After 24 hours on low, set the dehydrator to fan only (no heat) and let it run for a couple more hours. This will get rid of any stickiness on the chips and make them easier to get off the tray.
  7. Step 5: Store in an airtight container and enjoy.
  8. Blue Java (Ice Cream) Bananas after drying

(I told you it was easy!)

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Terri Osterfeld
I'm Sage's wife and the real person in charge of Sage's Acre. He gets the yard, I get the house and the kitchen (unless I need him to do something in the house). I love making comfort food and baking, especially bread. I have no special training, but I did raise a herd of children and burned plenty before I perfected my technique. I love the simple, practical and homegrown. I also have a weakness for dachshunds (don't judge!).


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