Dehydrated Bananas are the perfect healthy snack for any lover of the outdoors looking for fuel they can enjoy on the go.
If you are looking to get started dehydrating fruit, bananas are one of the easiest snacks to create. This is a fairly effortless recipe that requires nothing more than bananas and a bit of lemon juice.
Dehydrated bananas are a great snack for the kids, or are perfect to pack along for your next hiking or camping trip. Though you could just slice up the bananas and place them on a dehydrator, tossing them in some lemon juice helps prevent them from turning brown.
How to Dehydrate Banana
You will obviously need a dehydrator (affiliate link) for this recipe, although some ovens now have a dehydrating feature on them too. The recipe is fairly straightforward: slice the bananas, coat with lemon juice and dehydrate at 135 degrees for approximately 6 hours. If the dry out sooner, you can stop dehydrating sooner. If they aren't quite done, let them sit a bit longer.
How to Store Dehydrated Bananas
Store your dehydrated bananas in an air-tight container. If fully dried, these can be stored for a long time. However, if you enjoy them being slightly spongy yet, you will have to eat them more quickly before they go bad.
- 4 large bananas
- 1/3 cup lemon juice (or as needed)
- Cut the bananas into 1/8" thick slices.
- Brush lemon juice over the bananas on each side. Alternatively you can add bananas to a bowl with the lemon juice and toss to evenly coat. Any excess lemon juice can be discarded.
- Place on a dehydrator and cook at 135 degrees for 6 hours, or until fully dried.
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