How to Make Banana Chips

Love Banana Chips? Here's How You Can Make Them at Home

Are you wondering how to make banana chips at home? With simple culinary tips and correct ingredients, you can easily make fried and baked dry banana chips. Read on to find out.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
Amongst the various recipes of unripe banana, chips are a favorite snack item amongst people of all age groups. Crispy, sweet tasting, and enriched with healthy nutrients, these can be prepared either by baking in an oven or deep frying in vegetable oil. No doubt, you can purchase different flavored banana chips (salty, sweet, lemon flavored, etc.) from the food stores, but a better and healthier alternative is to make them at home.

Learn to Make Banana Chips at Home

Over here, you will learn how to make salted banana chips by deep frying them in vegetable oil. However, as per your preferred taste, you can make them sweet by using sugar instead of salt.

Ingredients
  • Raw bananas (peeled): 5
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp.
  • Coconut or vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Slotted spoon
  • Absorbent cloth
  • Chip Slicer (optional)
Directions for Preparation
  1. First of all, cut the banana slices diagonally with the help of the chip slicer. In case you are using a regular kitchen knife, then cut the banana into uniformly thick diagonal slices (about ⅛-inch thickness).
  2. In a large sauce pan, take some iced salted water. To this, add the banana slices and turmeric powder. Let the slices remain in water for about 10 minutes.
  3. After the banana slices soak the salt and turmeric, drain the water completely. Next, place the slices on a clean kitchen cloth to remove the excess moisture.
  4. Thereafter, heat the coconut or vegetable oil in a thick skillet till it is hot enough. Then, add the banana slices in one layer and fry for about 2 minutes or till the chips appear a little crunchy.
  5. To make the chips more crispy, you can add a mixture of ¼ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon water to the oil in which the banana chips are being fried.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, take the chips out and place them on an absorbent tissue paper to drain the excess oil. Repeat the same steps for the remaining banana slices.
  7. Banana chips taste best if consumed immediately. But, you can also store them in an airtight container after they have cooled.
How to Make Dried Banana Chips?

Dried banana chips contain negligible oil, while still retaining the taste, crispiness, and sweet flavor. Hence, if you are watching your diet and do not prefer having fried items, then consider having dried banana chips made by baking in an oven.

Ingredients
  • Ripe bananas: 4
  • Spray oil
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Cooking sheet
  • Chip slicer
Directions for Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to a temperature of about 150°F.
  2. Using the chip slicer, slice the bananas. Each slice should be thick, regular in size, and have a thickness of about ¼ inches.
  3. Next, take a flat cooking sheet and spray some oil on it to avoid sticking.
  4. Lay the banana slices over the sheet, making sure that they are not overcrowded. Else, you can leave some space between two slices so that they do not stick together while baking.
  5. After you are done with arranging the banana slices, sprinkle some fresh lemon juice. This will give a desirable color to the chips and prevent them from browning.
  6. Place the sheet with the banana slices in the oven and cook for about 1 hour. Then, check whether the banana slices have dehydrated completely or not.
  7. If required, bake the chips again for another half an hour. By this time, the chips will become completely dry and crispy.
  8. Remove the sheet from the oven and carefully lift the banana chips with a wooden spatula. Allow them to cool down before transferring in an airtight container.
You can alter the flavor of your homemade banana chips by using honey mixed with lemon. For this, sprinkle the honey-lemon mixture over the banana slices before frying in the oil or baking (if you are making dried chips). So, now go ahead and make these yummy banana chips, and treat your friends and family members with a healthy homemade snack.