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Dried Bananas

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Total time: 65 minutes
Number of Servings: 2


  • banana
  • Optional:
    • acidic fruit juice (lemon, lime, orange, pineapple) to reduce browning
    • cinnamon or other flavorings


  1. Slice bananas into 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Optional: Dip banana slices into fruit juice to reduce browning. Sprinkle with cinnamon or other flavorings if desired.
  3. Dry until pieces bend like thick leather and no longer feel sticky.
    • Oven Instructions: Set oven to lowest temperature possible (175 to 200 °F). Use convection bake if available. Arrange banana slices in a single layer on a wire rack or baking sheet. A wire rack will help the banana dry faster. A baking sheet takes longer and pieces need to be turned part way through drying. Takes about 1 to 3 hours.
    • Dehydrator Instructions: Arrange banana slices in a single layer on dehydrator racks. Set dehydrator to 135 °F; takes 6 to 12 hours.
  4. Cool. Store in an airtight container or bag.

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