Thursday, September 3, 2009

dehydrating bananas

When you rescue a lot of bananas from the bins, what do you do with all of those bananas? One fun thing to do is dehydrate them. They make really yummy snacks to take on trips, hiking, bike touring. Tastes like candy. Really.

Here's how we do it. (Dehydrator required.)

1) Peel back one side of the banana.

2) Slice lengthwise. Use a butter knife for this or be really careful you don't slice your fingers.

3) Lay the strips out on the dehydrator trays.

4) Sprinkle on cinnamon.
(or get crazy with nutmeg, or cayenne, or salt)

5) Dehydrate for about 8 hrs at 58C/135F.
Here's what they look like when they are done.
Sweet and chewy.

1 comment:

  1. yum yum
    I finally bought my very own dehydrator last week , and am loving it ; so far apples, figs, and many a salvaged plum. I've hesitated on doing bananas ,because Im afraid I'll eat them all very quickly and get a big tummy ache.