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How to Dehydrate Banana Chips with Cinnamon and Sugar

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The above video shows you how easy it is to dehydrate banana chips with cinnamon and sugar to make a crunchy, delicious snack!  This is one of my favorite food dehydrator recipes! Plus, the great thing about dehydrated fruit, like bananas, is they make great food storage. 

The process of actually dehydrating bananas does take time, but there’s very little you need to do for prepping.  After that, the food dehydrator does all of the work!  I’m going to show you how to make dehydrated bananas step by step! 

Dehydrate Banana Chips with Cinnamon and Sugar

dehydrating banana chips with cinnamon and sugar in a food dehydrator
Dehydrated Banana Chips with Cinnamon and Sugar

Dehydrated Banana Chips with Cinnamon and Sugar: Ingredients

Bananas, sliced

1/2 cup cinnamon

1 cup sugar

Dehydating Bananas in the Food Dehydrator

Instructions to dehydrate banana chips with cinnamon and sugar

The first step is selecting your fruit.  Whenever you dehydrate fruits or vegetables, it is important to choose that they are fresh.  It is important to start with quality fruit in order to have quality results.

Slice the bananas 1/8 to 1/16 inch thick. Make them as uniformly sliced as possible.

Place the sliced bananas in single layers on the food dehydrator trays that have been prepared with cooking spray.  If you don’t dehydrate the fruit in single layers, they will have excess moisture and take much longer to dehydrate.

dehydrated banana chips with cinnamon and sugar

When you place the banana slices on the trays, leave space between them to allow the warm air to circulate around the fruit.

Next, in a bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar mixture (1 part cinnamon, 2 parts sugar). Place it in a sprinkling canister if you have one and mix it well. If you don’t have a sprinkling canister, mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl and then you can just pinch the mixture with your fingers and sprinkle it on the banana slices.

Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on the banana chips.

If you place a piece of waxed paper under the tray while you are sprinkling the cinnamon and sugar mixture, you can capture and reuse the cinnamon and sugar that slips through the cracks, like this:

Put the trays in the food dehydrator.  

Turn the dehydrator power on and set the heat for around 140 degrees.

Leave the sliced bananas with cinnamon and sugar in the heated food dehydrator for about 12 to 14 hours.  After 11 hours, start checking the sliced banana chips every hour or two. 

how to dehydrate banana chips with cinnamon and sugar

They are done when they don’t have any moisture or softness at all.  When you take a bite of the dehydrated banana chips, they should be crunchy.

dehydrating banana chips with cinnamon and sugar in a food dehydrator
Dehydrated banana chips with cinnamon and sugar

Banana Chips with Cinnamon and Sugar Ideas

Vacuum seal the banana chips for storage if you like. Or take them for a camping or hiking snack!

how to dehydrate banana chips with cinnamon and sugar snack

Get a Food Dehydrator

I love my food dehydrator! I got mine at Cabela’s, but Amazon has lots of great options for food dehydrators, too! If you don’t have one, you should definitely go grab one!

If you want more ideas on how to preserve fruits and vegetables, check out these other food preservation posts!

dehydrating banana chips with cinnamon and sugar

How to Dehydrate Banana Chips with Cinnamon and Sugar

Yield: 5-6 cups of dehydrated fruit slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 hours 12 seconds
Total Time: 14 hours 10 minutes 12 seconds

These dehydrated banana chips with cinnamon and sugar and a delicious snack and the perfect camping snack or hiking treat. They are slightly sweet crunchy banana bites! You can even vacuum seal them for your food storage!

Ingredients

  • 6 bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. The first step is selecting your fruit  Whenever you dehydrate fruits or vegetables, it is important to choose that they are fresh.  It is important to start with quality fruit in order to have quality results.
  2. Place the sliced bananas in single layers on the food dehydrator trays which have been prepped with cooking spray.  If you don’t dehydrate them in single layers, they will have excess moisture and take much longer to dehydrate.
  3. When you place the banana slices on the trays, leave space between them to allow the warm air to circulate around the fruit.
  4. In a bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar mixture (1 part cinnamon, 2 parts sugar).
  5. Place the cinnamon sugar mixture in a sprinkling cannister if you have one. If you don't, you can just pinch the mixture with your fingers and sprinkle it on the banana chips.
  6. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture (2 parts sugar, 1 part cinnamon) on the banana chips. (If you place a piece of waxed paper under the tray, you can reuse the cinnamon and sugar that slips through the cracks on another tray.)
  7. Put the trays in the food dehydrator.  
  8. Turn the dehydrator power on and set the heat for around 140 degrees.
  9. Dehydrate the sliced bananas in the food dehydrator for about 10 to 12 hours.  After 10 hours, start checking the banana slices every hour or so.  They are done when they don't have any moisture or softness at all.  When you take a bite of the dehydrated banana slices, they should be crunchy.
  10. Vacuum seal the banana chips for storage if you like.

Notes

Discard any leftover cinnamon and sugar mixture or save it for use in something else later. I like to sprinkle it on buttered toast or on top of sweet breads before baking them!

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 130Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 4gSugar 24gProtein 1g

This is an estimate.

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