Sunday, October 16, 2011

Banana Chips

Everyone has bananas on sale right now.

I wait for those sales when produce that I can't produce myself is in season and the supermarkets mark it down. Bananas were on sale this week for 38 cents a pound. I bought 10 pounds while I was in town returning library books and dropping off my recyclables.

Peel them and slice thin. Lay out on dehydrator trays and spray with lemon juice

Turn dehydrator to 120 and about 12 to 14 hours later you have banana chips

Here's a tip: take those peels and lay out on those extra trays and dehydrate along with the banana chips. When dry crumble and throw in the garden. Great soil amendment. 

Let cool and put in jars. One oxygen absorber in each pint jar, seal and wait for the ping.

Throw them in muffins or bread or just eat them plain as a snack. Also good in oatmeal along with a few walnuts.

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. Okay - oxygen absorber? Never heard of it, but I will find some!

  2. I guess I need to get a dehydrator. I've only ever made jerky and I do that in my oven.

    Thanks for the information, CQ! :)

  3. Yummy! I need to try this now that I have a dehydrator!

  4. I'll have to try drying bananas now and I like the idea of the oxygen obsorbers. I have pureed peaches I canned during the summer that I will make leathers with for the very first time :)

  5. I've been taught that bananas are one of the most heavily sprayed fruits when it comes to fungicides. I was told to never add them to compost because the fungicide residues will kill the beneficial microflora in the compost pile. If they are organically grown, this is obviously not an issue. I haven't tried it myself to find out if this is really true, it wasn't worth it to me. HTH!

  6. where would one buy those oxygen absorbers? Also, I JUST want to say that you are truly my inspiration! My husband and I are fairly young (28) and we are looking to buying some land here in SC in the next two years. Our dream is to have a fairly large garden and can, freeze, and dehydrate away. I love your website, and it is my new favorite thing to read!


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