Homemade Baked Banana Chips Recipe

Need something to do with those browned bananas? Your family is going to love these homemade baked banana chips!

Homemade Baked Banana Chips recipe

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Do you ever have times where you buy a bunch of bananas, eat a couple from the bunch, but a few days later see that the rest are browning quicker than your family is eating them?

If I’m feeling ambitious, that is when I will make a quick loaf of banana bread, or oatmeal banana breakfast muffins to use them up and not let them go to waste.

Of course in these moments you could also simply decide to freeze the bananas, but I have an even better idea for what you could do with them- homemade baked banana chips.

These are  quick and easy to make, plus they’re nutritious and delicious!

Homemade Baked Banana Chips

You can use as many bananas as you need- I used 3. Slice the bananas very thin (about 1/8″).  Place banana slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Brush the slices with lemon juice that has been mixed with a little water, and sprinkle with kosher salt and cinnamon. This coating will give it a crisp “chip” texture.

Bake at 250 for approximately 1 1/2 hours, flipping the banana chips over halfway through. 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 depending on how thick you slice your bananas and how crispy you prefer your banana chips to be.

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Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the chips cool. They may be soft right when they come out of the oven, but will harden more as they cool.

This is a great and quick snack for little fingers, and also a great addition to any lunch!

If you want banana chips that aren’t as brown, use green bananas or plantains. Soak the slices in a bowl with a 4 parts water + 1 part lemon juice liquid for 2 hours. Then place them on a lined baking sheet and follow the directions below. You can even sprinkle them with salt for a salty treat.

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Baked Banana Chips
  • Bananas
  • Lemon juice
  • Water
  • Kosher salt
  1. Slice bananas very thin (1/8"), brush with lemon juice mixed with just a little water. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  2. Bake at 250F for about 2 hours, flipping them over after 90 minutes, until they are crispy.
  3. Let cool (the longer they cool the crispier they become).
Sweet chips:
  1. Use over ripe bananas and sprinkle with cinnamon. Repeat steps above.



  1. says

    Tried for first time last night the first batch came out pretty chewy, I must have been sliced too thick. I’m going to try again tonight and see if they can come out chrispy. I did the trick with the green bananas and soaked them for 2 hours in lemon juice and water and they stayed yellow- but
    just too chewy.

  2. Paula Wild says

    I was dehydrating something else, and did not fill all the racks so I am trying a banana in the dehydrator right now, dipped in lemon juice. I will let you know how it works out.

  3. mel says

    i currently have these in my oven and on a cooling rack so they are not stuck to anything. i have mixed fresh orange juice and a little honey and dipped them in that before baking i hope they turn out well.. awesome idea :)

  4. Heather says

    Hi, these look so amazing!
    I was wondering,…Do you have to add salt and cinnamon?
    Or would just the lemon juice work?

  5. Brandy says

    Ran out of parchment paper and attempted to make these with just cooking spray….epic fail! I also didn’t like the salt on it when I tried one anyway (well the one I could get off the pan…LOL!) Going to try again and take the suggestions listed in the other comments and get some parchment paper. =)

    • Virginia Cairns says

      Brandy, these definitely won’t work straight on the pan. If you don’t want to run out of parchment paper again, you can always invest on some silicone baking mats. They last forever and they are pretty inexpensive on Amazon.

  6. JJ says

    This was an epic fail for me. All stuck to parchment paper (yes parchment not wax ;)). what a waste of bananas and so disappointing :( they smell delicious. I really wanted them to work.

  7. Jackie says

    I just tried this recipe for the first time, and when I took them out of the oven to flip over, the parchment paper had stuck to all the bananas, and was nearly impossible to get off! I then decided to try it again, and ended up putting more lemon juice on the bananas, so instead of just brushing them with my finger, I dipped the entire banana in the juice, and added some cooking spray to the parchment paper, that seemed to do the trick! They were absolutely delicious! I’m now going to make them every week and put them in my kid’s, and my lunch!

  8. Amber says

    These were a hit at my house. I thought the sea salt and cinnamon gave the banana chips an interesting twist. We used non-stick pan lining paper, one side parchment, the other foil. My son (5) also had fun helping. We will definitely be making these again. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Alina says

    I tried making these, and after 45 min I went to flip them, but most of them were already crispy. And they kept ripping up the parchment paper…I couldn’t even taste one without eating wax paper with it :(

  10. Ame says

    I’ve tried a few times but it came out chewy.. Any tips on what went wrong? Really hope to get this right.

  11. Linda says

    I tried these today and I don’t know where I went wrong. When it was time to take them out of the oven to flip them over to cook, the bananas were all dark. I tried scooping them off the paper with no success. :(

  12. Melanie says

    Thanks for the banana chips idea! I had two bananas that had turned spotty enough that no one was going to eat them for breakfast tomorrow. I made ’em into chips tonight & put them in baggies for snack time at school. They are delicious!

  13. Bethany says

    These are in the oven right now! I had a few bananas that were going to be past their prime very soon. They smell great!

  14. Christina says

    My toddler (2yrs) just helped me make these. He got to help threw the whole process. In sliced them and he dipped them in lemon juice/water mixture then he put on the cinnamon and I did the salt. Now we are waiting for them to finish baking so we can eat them. Them smell delicious. :)

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