Dehydrated Bananas

During the summer months, I enjoy eating frozen bananas, but now that it has turned cold, I have a new craving and it's for dehydrated bananas. They are so good, I have to watch myself and remember that 28 pieces is a whole banana. I don't put anything on the bananas, I just peel them, cut them, and put them in the dehydrator.


The first batch of bananas I dehydrated stuck really badly and it was so hard to get them loose from the tray. It was a mess. So, for the next batch I dehydrated, I stacked them in circles so only one edge is touching the tray. This method worked much better.

When they begin to get dry, I run a pancake spatula around the tray under the bananas and they come up with no problem. During the drying process, I turn them over and alternate the stacking of the trays, putting the bottom trays on top and the top trays on the bottom.

It takes 5 to 10 hours to dry a batch of bananas. It depends on how many you put in the dehydrator. I'm new at this and still learning. Dehydrated bananas and nuts make a great snack.

Total Time: 5-8 hours

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December 30, 20120 found this helpful

Cool! I got a dehydrator for Christmas and had yet to figure out the first thing to do with it - it might be this!

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January 26, 20130 found this helpful

One of my favorite receipes for dehydrated bananas is to cut them up as usual in slices or chunks, dip them in thawed out frozen juice concentrate, (orange or pineapple works great) and then roll in unsweetened coconut flakes. Good project for kids to help with, these are pretty sweet but much healthier than candy. Consider brushing the rack with a little vegtable oil to keep them from sticking, or turn part way through the drying process.

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February 28, 20130 found this helpful

I am just beginning to dehydrate food at home. I am glad to see bananas. A few years ago I was eating a lot of dried fruit purchased from the store. I loved the dried bananas. After eating way too many I decided to check the ingredients (thinking they were high in sugar). I was shocked to discover they were 70% trans fat. Needless to say I stopped eating them. So I am glad to find an alternative.

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September 6, 20130 found this helpful

I tried my dehydrated bananas in a bowl of oatmeal. After I fill my bowl, I add the bananas. They soften up and I love the taste.

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February 20, 20210 found this helpful


I'm going to save your tips as I plan to get a dehydrator. As cheap as bananas are, dehydrated bananas in the store are ridiculously priced. Now tell much time did you spend laying out those perfect banana circles.

Oh! And a note to Jess. Speaking about price...Glad you can afford the avocado oil you like so well. In my area it averages around $35.00 per quart. Girl, you have arrived!

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February 21, 20210 found this helpful

Wow, that's crazy. I get it at Costco usually. I think two big bottles were under $20. But even at the regular grocery store, it's about the same price as decent olive oil.

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February 21, 20210 found this helpful

It really does not take much more time to lay them like this compared to laying them flat. It's worth it in the long run for me. I'm glad you commented and I saw your comment. I had forgotten about using the dehydrator since last winter. Now I'm going to save up some bananas to dehydrate. You've got me wanting some.

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