How to Dehydrate Bananas

BananasSometimes, there just isn't enough time to eat all the bananas at home. When they're too ripe, they often end up in the garbage. It's never good to waste food, but with a down economy, squeezing the value out of every dollar is even more important. Get a food dehydrator and save those bananas (and money)!

It's a easy recipe that you can't screw up. It takes a long time to slice up all the bananas and placing them neatly on the trays, but your effort will be rewarded the next day with amazing banana chips.

Save money by not buying any more pre-packaged treats and save your bananas by giving them new life as preserved foods.

Why Eat Bananas?

They taste great and pack easily. They make a wonderful, portable snack to carry in a backpack or briefcase. But besides the convenience of bananas, there are health benefits.

A Few Banana Facts

  • Eyes - Maintenance of night vision
  • Heart - Prevention of hypertension
  • Stomach - Prevention of peptic ulcers
  • Intestinal - Helps with both diarrhea and constipation
  • Kidneys - Decreased cancer risk
  • Bones - Protection from breakdown

Homemade Banana Chips

This is Sara Lea of Milk and Honey Farm with a Nesco Gardenmaster 1018. It gives you a good idea of the size of this particular model. In it, she describes her method for drying bananas in her dehydrator.



It's a fool-proof recipe but the video's worth watching because she shares some of her tips on food preservation. The easiest thing to make in a dehydrator are these chips, so there's no reason to buy them in a bag anymore. Dehydrate bananas at home, and you'll always have tasty, healthy snacks to munch on.

Using an Excalibur 3900

For photos and more information on making banana chips with an Excalibur, see the Easy Banana Chips page.





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