Tuesday, August 2
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
1 old banana (not to old and bruised though just really ripe!)
1/2 a lemon juiced
1/2 tsp nutmeg
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.