Dehydrating Bananas

February 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Preparing and Preserving Food Items

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Dehydrated BananasDried banana chips are an often favorite among dehydrated fruits. They are easy to eat and quite delicious, containing many good nutrients. Dried bananas can go in in trail mixes as well. Rehydrated banana chips are great in muffins, bread, oatmeal, pancakes, and in many other recipes that might call for fresh bananas. You can easily use older bananas to use for this as well – they do not need to be extremely fresh, just not overly squishy.

  1. Peel your bananas.
  2. Slice your bananas into 1/4 slices. You could make them thicker, but it will take longer.
  3. Pretreat your bananas in Fresh Fruit Produce Protector solution or in pineapple juice.
  4. Dehydrate your bananas in your dehydrator at 130 Degrees F for approximately 6-10 hours, until nice and crispy.
  5. Store your banana chips in a clean and air tight container in a dark and cool location.

How to rehydrate:

  • Soak in hot water for 10 minutes.

Dehydrated bananas are extremely easy to make and can have many uses for you should it come down to it – and can easily be used even if an emergency doesn’t occur! :)

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