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How To Dehydrate Banana

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When the kids are not around, the shelf life of fresh bananas seems to shorten very quickly. One of my favorite ways to make them last longer is to dehydrate the bananas for yummy snacks! Dehydrated bananas last a long time and are still super yummy and nutritious!

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Fresh bananas are super yummy! However, when I buy bananas in bulk and the kids are not here to help me eat them, they seem to go bad fast. I like to dehydrate bananas into super yummy snacks!

When there is a really good sale on bulk bananas, I like to stock up. Our store occasionally has large produce bags filled with bananas that they think is going bad. These bags sell for 99 cents per bag! Can’t go wrong with all that potassium! However, when you buy so many that they are going bad faster than you can eat them, you need to preserve them.

Bananas that are ripe get dehydrated in our house. They make very delicious dehydrated banana chips!

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How To Dehydrate Bananas

  • Peel bananas.
peeled banana
  • Slice bananas into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Dip banana slices in lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.
  • Lay dipped banana slices on your dehydrator trays.
bananas in dehydrator tray
  • Set your dehydrator for about 135-145 degrees for 8-12 hours.
  • Store your dried bananas in an airtight container.
dried bananas in dehydrator tray

Another way I like to preserve bananas is to freeze them for future yummy baked goods and smoothies!

How To Dehydrate Banana

One of my favorite ways to make them last longer is to dehydrate the bananas for yummy snacks! Dehydrated bananas last a long time and are still super yummy and nutritious!
Course Snack
Keyword banana, dehydrated, dried
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Dehydrator
  • Knife
  • Bowl

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Peel bananas.
  • Slice bananas into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Dip banana slices into lemon juice to coat the slices.
  • Lay dipped banana slices into dehydrator trays. Do not overlap.
  • Set dehydrator for about 135 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-12 hours.
  • Occasionally check bananas for dryness.
  • Store dried bananas in an airtight container.
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Unknown Homestead

Hello! Welcome to Unknown Homestead! I'm Erika. While I would love to say we have an amazing, huge homestead that is complete and bringing in the dough....it's a work in progress on just over 2 acres. We bought this property in 2019. I had big dreams but this fit the price range. Being built in the 1980's it was not an old house like people buy, but it still needed some work to be done. I handle the animals and yardwork, while Greg handles the smoking/grilling of meats and still works a fulltime job until this homestead is complete and profitable. Having 3 stepchildren does help get some things done around here, but now there is another one on the way. We started out as (I guess you would say) normal people. Depending on grocery stores for food and binge watching whatever TV show or movie we were into at the time. Our ways have since changed (and are continuing to change). We have added chickens, ducks, turkeys, and pigs to our Unknown Homestead (along with our dogs and cat of course). While this property is not that old to us, I have been trying to change my ways for many years. This blog shows what we are doing and how, with the hopes it can help some of you with your hopes and dreams as well!

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