Going Bananas

We’ve all had those store-bought banana chips… the ones that come in the big clear tub? The ones have have close to zero actual banana flavor? Yeah, those.

Well, this week, I was determined to find a crunchy fix that wasn’t a potato.

In rushes the banana!

These beauties are ridiculously simple to make, sweet, packed with real banana flavor, a little salty, and can be as crunchy or chewy as to want them to be. Oh, and your entire house will smell like banana bread.

Not too shabby.

All you need to do is thinly slice a banana, coat the slices in lemon juice (I just put juice in a bowl and threw the slices in as I sliced), and place in a single layer on a foiled, oil-sprayed sheet pan. I added a light sprinkling of salt and a quick spritz with coconut oil to the top, as well.

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Then place in a 250*F oven — bake for 1 hour and then flip the slices. Bake for another hour or so, until the slices are somewhat crisp (the longer you bake, the crispier they’ll be). Keep in mind, the slices will crisp further as they cool.

Your result? Beautiful crispy, chewy and flavorful bites. Sure, it takes a little while. But I think these cuties are totally worth it!!

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