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8.02.2011

Simple Healthy Baked Banana Chips


Ever find yourself with one banana left out of a bunch... looks too brown to eat but not quite old enough to throw away?? Well normally I'd whip up some banana muffins or bread... but you normally need 2 or 3 for that. Sooo when you left with one here's what you can make. BANANA CHIPS!

One of my favorite snacks is banana chips... when we have them in the house I often snack on them all day till they are gone. I just can't make them last.

So here is a healthy recipe idea for you and the kids! There is NO ADDED SUGAR.... that's what most moms like to hear right? Also there is no frying involved or added oils! Most banana chips are not only fried but they are dipped in a sugar like lacquer. Yes they taste great like this but so doesn't keeping it simple!



Baked Banana Chips

Ingredients:
1 old banana (not to old and bruised though just really ripe!)
1/2 a lemon juiced
1/2 tsp nutmeg


Directions:
Preheat your oven to 200.
Thinly slice your banana, dip each slice into lemon juice to prevent it from browning.


Place slices on a parchment lined cookie sheet (or greased cookie sheet for those of you out of parchment paper) Sprinkle with nutmeg.


Bake for about 2 hours... or until they are dry to the touch. They will still seem bit bendy... or a bit gooey... once they cool completely they will be come hard and chewy.

21 comments:

  1. This looks like a perfect, kid friendly snack! I need to do this with the bananas sitting on my counter! YUM!

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  2. These look great! I need to make them ASAP because the kids are getting bored with all of my creations!

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  3. It's an easy snack! I think I enjoy them more then the boys...

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  4. Is that 200 celcius?

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    1. With 2 hours of baking, I don't think so, but I was wondering the same.

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  5. I take my old bananas and slice them in half lengthwise, spread a T of nutella on and freeze. I just did this yesterday w 3 bananas that I had left..wish I woulda saved 1 of them!! These look delish!

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  6. My son is allergic to both lemon and nutmeg. Any alternative suggestions?

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  7. My son is allergic to both lemon and nutmeg. Do you have any alternative suggestions?

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    1. It said the lemon only prevents browning, which I assume, is the banana turning colors due to the air.. You could probably omit that step and use cinnamon?

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    2. Lemon prevents browning. Is your son allergic to lime? I was going to use cinnamon but I suppose you can do them "naked"

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    3. I would assume orange juice would keep them from browning also. Perhaps try that and cinnamon?

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    4. You could probably use orange juice to stop the browning also. Substitute cinnamon for the nutmeg.

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    5. Soda. Lemon lime, sprite, 7 up also prevent browing

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  8. I always do them plain with out anything. They may be a tad bit darker than w/o lemon juice but they are still awesome without any spices. Just slice bananas and throw them in!

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  9. To the person allergic to lemon...you can use honey also...

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