Ingredients: 2-3 Slightly brown-flecked bananas will have the sweetest, most concentrated flavor when dried.
Directions: Peel the bananas. Slice bananas into 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch chips.
Dip each banana slice into the lemon juice (or drizzle lemon juice over all the slices). This lessens browning of the banana chips and adds a bit of vitamin C back into the banana.
Shake off the extra lemon juice and lay the banana slice on the dehydrator tray. Leave enough space between banana slices on the tray to allow sufficient air flow for drying.
Fill the available dehydrator trays with banana slices. Turn the dehydrator on to 135 degrees and go about your day. Check the bananas after about six hours; it typically takes six to eight hours, but this varies depending upon the thickness of the banana slices.
A perfectly dehydrated banana slice is leathery and dry, but might be slightly sticky to the touch. If the bananas tear easily as you remove them from the tray, they’re probably not quite done. Slices that feel at all “fleshy” or soft should go back in for awhile longer. Store in an airtight container.
Half way through, stop the food dehydrator and flip over all the banana slices. The slices are easy to peel off the dehydrator tray when they are warm, and turning ensures dryness.
Test for dryness. If the banana chips are leathery to crisp, they are done depending on if you like them softer or crispier.
Cool the banana chips for a few hours in the food dehydrator before removing them. Pack dried chips into plastic bags when they are fully cool. Store at room temperature.