Let me start by saying right off that I am not a cook. I really don’t enjoy cooking, I’m really not that good at it, and if I never had to do it again I’d be okay with that. However, I did manage to bake some to-die-for banana chips last week that I’ve been anxiously waiting to share with you. These are like yummy gummy banana chips that taste like candy and will be devoured in record time by even your most-healthy-snack-opposed child. The best part? You only need one ingredient.
How to Make the Easiest Banana Chips Ever
- 2 ripe bananas
- Preheat over to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Slice the ripe bananas into thin discs.
- Place the sliced bananas on the parchment paper and bake at 200 F for 3 hours or until they’re of a gummy consistency.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before devouring.
Really. That’s the entirety of the recipe and how to make them. Yes, sure you can stick them in a dehydrator, but I don’t like crunchy banana chips. These are like fruit gummies and, oh my gosh, they’re delicious! The riper the bananas, the sweeter the gummy chips will be, so it’s a great alternative to throwing out or freezing your overly ripe bananas.
Benefits of Bananas
In case you’re not convinced that these gummy banana chips are worth the time, let me assure you that they’re not only tasty, but bananas have a powerhouse of health benefits for you. They’ve been known to help lower bad cholesterol, provide your body with much needed potassium, and have been shown to help improve your mood and level out blood sugar. According to my grandmother, bananas are also good for helping with tummy aches. If that’s not a good enough reason to spend five minutes whipping up a batch of these each morning, I’m not sure what is.
Happy gummy banana chip eating, friends! May the potassium be with you!