Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

How to dehydrate banana

Here’s your next healthy energy snack.

Bananas are a well-known nutritious energy food. Who doesn’t love throwing them into smoothiesice cream or boostinghealthy baking with the natural sugars from a few smashed bananas. Whether you’re about to go on a hike or just need more healthy snacks, homemade dehydrated bananas are a great little energy snack. Dehydrating preserves the taste and nutrients so you can satisfy your sweet tooth for months.

Dehydrating banana in the Breeze Food Dehydrator is really simple, and it’s a much healthier option than many store-bought varieties, especially those crunchy banana chips which are actually fried rather than dried.

If you want your dehydrated bananas to have a light colour, you will have to pre-treat them with a solution that helps prevent browning before you dehydrate them. We use a simple mixture of lemon juice and water. The juice will not affect the taste of the bananas and bonus, it acts as a preservative. When all the moisture is drawn out, you’ll be left with slightly crunchy, slightly chewy sweet morsels of concentrated banana.

Dried banana

When selecting bananas for dehydrating, make sure they are firm, and not too over-ripe or bruised. Firmer bananas will go more chip-like while over-ripe bananas will remain sticky.

You can cut them into circular pieces or lengthwise slices depending on your preference.

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