I'm a huge fan of all fruit and most vegetables, so it's not hard for me to eat healthy, but I do like to switch things up. The banana chips pin looked like they came straight out of a dried fruit bag and seemed simple so I tried it.
When I first pulled them out of the oven, I'm not going to lie to you, I damn near took them straight to the trash. They were so brown and unappealing, and really not that dry. I tried them anyway, and they were good! I just couldn't look at them while I picked them out.
- Slice up a bunch of bananas. [I did two, and they lasted me about 3 minutes.]
- Spritz or sprinkle some lemon juice on them
- Bake for an hour at 200 degrees
- Flip and bake for another hour
- The longer they sit out afterwards, the dryer they'll get.
They say the riper the banana, the sweeter they'll taste, and as far as I can tell, that's true. I also saw some variations where you sprinkle cinnamon [without sugar] on them, or drizzle chocolate for a dessert. I will definitely be trying the cinnamon next time.
Some things to know:
- The slices will shrink significantly
- They will get much more brown than when you started
- The thicker the slice, the more soft they'll be coming out of the oven
- Lemon juice isn't necessary
I'll probably be filling you in on lots of Pinspired recipes I try, if they come out differently than I imagined. If not, I'll inform you on Twitter how delicious they were.