Thursday, 4 April 2013

Homemade Banana Chips

This is the perfect healthy snack recipe - homemade Banana Chips.
They take a while to cook but are really easy to make and end up tasting so much better than shop-bought chips which are covered in all the horrible sugars.

Banana chips recipe - 01

I had been wondering for ages how to make banana chips and didn't realise it was this easy!
I often use bananas in cakes or loafs as a replacement for sugar.
When heated, they produce their own natural sugars and kind of become caramelised making them taste even sweeter.
This is what happens when you make homemade banana chips and they are great to store away as snack or to add to your morning cereal - I have them with muesli.


Heat the oven to 250C for ten minutes.
Cut up the banana slices about 1cm in size and line on a baking tray.  You can do as many as you want, I usually add a few extra in to check how they are cooking.
Turn the oven temperature down to 150C and place the bananas in for 30 minutes.
Check them every thirty minutes gradually turning the temperature down by 50C every time until you get the chips you wanted. 
They dry up pretty quickly and before becoming hard chips they go through a chewy stage which I personally prefer so stop them there.
The key is to keep an eye on them and reduce the temperature as they can suddenly burn.

I'll be posting my healthy muesli recipe soon!

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