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banana chips in white bowl

Homemade Banana Chips

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 24 chips 1x
  • Category: snack
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade Banana Chips are a healthy, inexpensive, and easy snack the entire family will love. Fresh bananas are sliced and dried in a dehydrator, oven ,microwave or air fryer!


Units Scale
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice



  1. To make these chips in the dehydrator, prepare a bowl with 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup lemon juice.
  2. Slice bananas evenly and add to bowl. Allow to soak for 5 minutes before adding to dehydrator tray.
  3. Dehydrate at 135 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 hours.
  4. After 10 hours flip the chips and dehydrate another 2 hours or until dry.


  1. In the oven we prepare the bananas the same as the dehydrator, letting them soak in the lemon water five minutes before placing in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet.
  2. Heat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 2 hours or until dry, flipping after 1 hour.


  1. Again prepare the banana chips as above, soaking in the lemon juice.
  2. Place in a single layer on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Flip chips and season if desired, then microwave 1 minute wait 30 seconds and microwave one additional minute.
  4. If bananas are not fully dry add 30 second intervals until they are the desired crispness.

Air Fryer

  1. With the air fryer I recommend using barely ripe bananas that are firm. Slice the banana thinly and soak the slices in lemon water for five minutes.
  2. Meanwhile preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees.
  3. Spray the inside rack with nonstick spray to make sure the chips don't stick. Layer the chips in a single layer in the air fryer and fry for 12 minutes.
  4. Check and if not yet crisp fry an additional 3 minutes.


  • You certainly don't need to season the bananas before drying but there are a lot of fun flavors to experiment with if you choose to change up the taste!

    • soak in lime juice instead of lemon juice
    • sprinkle with cinnamon
    • add salt to enhance the sweetness
    • 2 parts garam masala & 1 part chili powder sprinkled over chips
    • sprinkle with brown sugar
    • sprinkle with powdered peanut butter
    • soak in water with salt & turmeric instead of lemon water
    • season with pepper
    • sprinkle with savory spices like garlic powder or paprika

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