How to Dehydrate Bananas

By Amy Hannaford

Bananas make a great snack. They are portable and have a creamy texture that hits the spot. Dehydrating bananas is way to preserve those bananas and banana chips make a sweet treat that can be packed in lunch boxes, added to trail mix, or just eaten plain.

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How to Dehydrate Bananas

Step 1

Slice the bananas into approximately 1/4-inch pieces. You can peel the banana first if you wish or slice through the peel and then remove the peel before dehydrating.

Step 2

Place the banana slices in a bowl of lemon or pineapple juice for about 5 minutes. This helps prevent the bananas from turning brown. It will not affect the taste.

Step 3

Place the banana chips into a food dehydrator. Be sure the bananas are not touching.

Step 4

Dry on medium heat for 12 to 24 hours until they are pliable. Turn off the dehydrator and leave the chips on the trays to cool.