Need a delicious way to eat bananas? Better yet, over-ripe bananas? If you are wondering what to do with the overripe bananas on your counter, these baked banana chips are the answer!
And when you see how easy they are to make, I know you’ll be excited to make your first batch!
Of course, you could always make a batch of Oatmeal Banana Muffins or Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars with overripe bananas, but I’m not always feeling so ambitious (meaning, I don’t feel like doing any dishes). That’s why this recipe is my go-to solution for creating a great, all-natural snack!
This tasty, sweet-salty snack is perfect for using in place of regular chips and much healthier since they’re baked! They make a terrific lunchbox add-on or after school snack.
Kids love it as a packed lunch item to dip in salsa, guacamole or even hummus!
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How to Make Banana Chips
A recipe note before you get into the kitchen, if the banana chips are still soft after coming from the oven, this is normal.
The chips will harden as they cool down. Want more? Try my recipe for Homemade Apple Chips to partner with this tasty banana version. If you have leftovers, you can also freeze bananas to use in recipes later.
How do you store banana chips? In an airtight container or zip bag for up to a week.
You can also use green bananas or plantains. In that case, you can soak the slices in a bowl with 4 parts water (4 tablespoons) and 1 part lemon juice (1 tablespoon) for at least 2 hours before baking as directed below (another reason why browned bananas work best, less wait time).
I even like to sprinkle a little cinnamon over the chips, making this snack even sweeter!
Homemade Baked Banana Chips
Turn over-ripe bananas into baked banana chips! This snack is easy to make and perfect for dipping with salsa, guacamole, or hummus!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
- Category: snacks
- Method: baking
- 2 Bananas
- Lemon juice
- Kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 250F. Line a large sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine 4 parts ( 4 tablespoons) water with 1 part (1 tablespoon) lemon juice.
- Slice bananas very thin, about 1/8″ thick coins, brush with lemon juice and water mixture. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
- Bake at 250F for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until they are crispy, making sure to flip them over halfway through.
- Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool (the longer they cool the crispier they become).
- Use over ripe bananas and sprinkle with cinnamon. Follow baking directions above.
- Soaking the banana slices in the lemon juice-water mixture is optional.
- Serving Size: 9-12 chips
- Calories: 110
- Sugar: 15g
- Sodium: 1.4mg
- Fat: 0.4g
- Saturated Fat: 0.1g
- Carbohydrates: 28.5g
- Fiber: 3.1g
- Protein: 1.4g
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