• Cara

    posted on September 8, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Sounds wonderful, Amy! Just as a tip, some of your readers who don’t have a dehydrator might be able to try this in their oven, on the lowest setting. Mine has a “warm” setting and I’ve used it to “dehydrate” eggplant into crispy chips overnight. It might require a few less hours, but it can be done!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Cara, I can set my oven on 100F for bread proofing and the next lowest setting is 175F. I wonder what your warm setting is in degrees?

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    Cara Reply:

    @Amy, wish I knew – I need to get a thermometer to find out! I think 175ºF would still accomplish the same affect as a dehydrator, but maybe in say, 8-10 hours. Obviously if someone was adhering to a strict raw diet, this wouldn’t work, but for others who might be interested in a handful of dehydrator recipes and not be ready to purchase the equipment, it’s worth a try.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Cara, I don’t think my dehydrator goes up to 175F and personally, I wouldn’t want to leave my oven on that long. Maybe in the winter…

    I’ve seen people do fruit roll ups in the oven but I don’t remember what the temperature was.

  • Alta

    posted on September 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Ive done this several times. These are addictive! I wonder how they’d taste broken into bits and stirred into cookies?

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  • InTolerantChef

    posted on September 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I put mine into rice pudding as it cooks and they almost melt away the way dates do. So very yummy, but as our bananas were wiped out at the beggining of the year and so cost about $15kg, I’ll have to wait to stock up again :(

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  • SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen

    posted on September 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve been interested in trying banana chips! I have an oral allergy to fresh, “raw” bananas… as I do with many fresh fruits and veggies, so I’ve wondered how I’d handle a banana chip. I might just have to try it.

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  • Andrea

    posted on September 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I LOVE Banana Chips too! It’s a shame that it’s so hard to find unsweetened and unprocessed ones in the store…I make my own as well…I can set my oven at 135 which of course doesn’t make them raw but it does dehydrate beautifully! I need to invest in a dehydrator…just can’t think of where I will store it!!!!!

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  • Christianne

    posted on September 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Oh you lucky girl! It is just like you to pick a dehyrator vs a getaway! This is on my list for next important purchase!
    Enjoy and keep us posted on some yummy things to prepare. Baby Green is in for some treats , so is Joe for that matter!

    Been thinking about all of our friends and neighbors in Texas with all the horrific fires and weather conditions. Sending love to all……

    Big Hugs from the Big Easy! Christianne

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    Amy Reply:

    @Christianne, Thank you for thinking of those who have lost homes in the wild fires. We desperately need some rain. Desperately. It’s starting to cool down a little…but some rain would be so nice.

    Much love to you,
    Amy

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    Christianne Reply:

    @Amy,
    Amy may I ask which dehydrator you bought?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Christianne, Yes – it’s the 5 tray Excalibur. I have a link to it in my post. It’s great. You can take all the trays out and make yogurt with it too or even use it to raise bread. (I don’t use it for bread, though….)

    I’m glad I don’t have the 9 tray because the 5 tray is big enough for me. It does take a lot of storage space but it’s worth it.

    Hugs,
    Amy

  • kosherstreet

    posted on September 10, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    That looks like a great healthy snack

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  • Kristi Rimkus

    posted on September 11, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I can’t stand those banana chips you buy in the store. You are so right. They always have additional ingredients like sugar and oil. Bananas are naturally sweet – why would you need oil? This looks like a lot of fun. I’ll have to see if I can convince my husband to get me a dehydrator for Christmas. I’d love to dry my own cranberries and blueberries too. It would make terrific granola with your banana chips.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Kristi Rimkus, Put the dehydrator on your Wish List and bring it up every once in a while. It’s worth it’s weight in gold.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Jen Cafferty

    posted on September 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    You’ve inspired me to pull out my Excalibur and get dehydrating! My kids love to make dried strawberries and my husband loves dried zucchini with dill and some kosher salt sprinkled on top before drying.

    Thanks! Now I’ll have yummy dehydrated foods and something to post about next week:)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Jen Cafferty, Ok…I have to try the dried zucchini. I tried carrots once and they were a mess. Can’t wait to see your recipes (as if you have time for that right now!!)
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • yummy holiday recipes

    posted on September 11, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I wanted to make these, but I also don’t have a dehydrator personally at home. I will try them in the oven as suggested, or maybe I can buy a dehydrator if i find more recipes like this one. I love banana chips, so it would be great to be able to make them at home whenever I want. It’s so much healthier like you said. Thanks for sharing this recipe, and congratulations on your pregnancy

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    Amy Reply:

    @yummy holiday recipes, Thanks for the congrats! I love my dehydrator…it’s great for making big batches of yogurt, too.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • glutenfreeforgood

    posted on September 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I have an Excalibur Food Dehydrator and LOVE it. I’ve used it for everything from drying fruit and vegetables to making backpacking food. Dried apple slices are one of my favorite snacks and dehydrated kale is wonderful to add to soups and stews. I haven’t tried bananas yet. You’ve inspired me. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Very exciting.
    Melissa

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    Amy Reply:

    @glutenfreeforgood, How thick do you slice your apples? Do you use a mandolin slicer or just a knife?

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  • Shu Han

    posted on September 17, 2011 at 1:19 am

    oh this sounds awesome! I love banana chips but they’re always so sweet and expensive too. I’m even back in Singapore now where bananas are abundant so this is great. Only problem.. what do I do without a dehydrator? ): can I do this in the oven??

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    Amy Reply:

    @Shu Han, Some people have suggested a slow oven, as low as your oven will go. You’ll have to check them periodically to see when they’re done.
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Dina@SweetBatik

    posted on August 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Amy, congratulations on your pregnancy! Thank you for the banana chips recipe. By the way, how do you make yogurt with dehydrator? What’s the temp setting?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Dina@SweetBatik, To make yogurt I set it on 115F for 8 hours or so.

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