Banana Chips Snack
We love the idea of utilizing ancient methods of preserving foods for modern life today.
With the modernization of ancient sun-drying techniques, we are able to use dehydrators in our homes in a fraction of the time.
We love to repurpose bananas into every meal. Try these 5 ways to add banana chips into your meals:
- Add to breakfast cereal.
- Make a home-made granola or add to a pre-made granola
- Make a trail mix blend with goji berries and nuts for an on-the-go snack
- Add to an acai bowl for an extra crunch
- Dip in melted chocolate for dessert!
Here’s our recipe for tasty banana chip snack:
The honey adds sweetness while the lemon prevents the bananas from oxidizing or turning brown and the taro powder gets everything to stick!
- 3 bananas (we used Hawaiian local varieties such as apple bananas and ice cream bananas)
- 2 cups of purified water
- The juice of 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons of honey (we used local Hawaiian honey)
- 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Ancestral Taro Powder
- Pour the ingredients into a bowl and mix until well incorporated.
- Make a template of the dehydrator tray shape out of parchment paper. Some dryers are circular and some are square. Use whichever shape fits your tray.
- Peel and slice bananas into about rounds about 1/4″ thick.
- Place the sliced rounds into the honey, oil, lemon bath and coat it on all sides.
- Remove from “bath” and blot excess moisture with towel before placing in the dehydrator.
- Place in a dehydrator on the fruit setting or about 135 degrees and dry for about 6-8 hours depending on your crisp/chew preference.
- Keep in an air-tight container and enjoy!