Homemade Oven Dried Banana Chips

Homemade Oven Dried Banana Chips

Every time I purchase banana chips at one of the health food stores or online, I think about making them at home.  I finally got around to doing it the other day.  This was the result!  I’m very happy to say that they were tasty.  The only problem is that we always seems to eat way too many of them that I’m not sure I can keep up with that level of consumption!

Homemade Oven Dried Banana Chips

Homemade Oven Dried Banana Chips


  • 2-4 large bananas
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Peel bananas.
  2. Slice bananas.
  3. Place sliced bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Brush with juiced lemons.
  5. Bake on the lowest setting your oven will allow (or 200 degrees F) for approximately 1.5 hours.
  6. Enjoy!
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Health benefits of bananas:

  1. Bones.  Bananas contain fructooligosaccharides (which encourage probiotics).  This allows them to enhance the body’s ability to absorb calcium.
  2. Digestion.  Bananas contain pectin, a soluble fiber, which helps prevent constipation.  They also contains amylase enzymes to digest carbohydrates. (source).  
  3. Nutrient Dense. Fresh banana is a very rich source of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 358 mg potassium.  They provide adequate levels of minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese.  Bananas are a moderate source of vitamin-C (about 8.7 mg per 100g).  They are also very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), provides about 28% of daily-recommended allowance.

Great ideas for these chips:

  1. Kid-friendly snack!
  2. Take on a road trip.
  3. Great grab and go item.
  4. Crumble them up and sprinkle over ice cream or yogurt.

Just for fun….check out these cool banana tools!

Banana slicer

Banana savers

Banana bag


Homemade Oven Dried Banana Chips


  1. Jess says

    This sounds great! Can’t wait to make them.
    I was just wondering how you store these and how long they will keep for?

    • Kara says

      I’m so sorry to hear that! Hmmmm….wonder why? I’ll be making another batch again soon and I’ll try to think about why that might have happened when I do. I know I tried to use coconut oil instead of parchment paper once===EPIC fail. :)

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