Recipe: Homemade Banana Chips for Trail Mix

Banana chips are a fibre and potassium-rich food which can be added to a healthy trail mix of nuts, coconut, dates or raisins.

However, most shop bought banana chips are fried, cooked in oil and drenched in sugar so much so that they lose their nutritional value, and taste and flavour too.

Making your own banana chips at home is simple, although a little time consuming as you will need to oven bake them for at least 2 hours. The baking process acts as a dehydrator.


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 fresh Lemon
  • Cinnamon powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 120c/250F.
  2. Slice bananas into very thin slices (like crisps).
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the bananas on the parchment paper.
  4. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon into a bowl.
  5. Brush the bananas with lemon juice.
  6. Sprinkle the bananas with cinnamon.
  7. Bake in the oven for around 2 hours, flipping them over around half way through, until they are crispy.
  8. Let the banana chips cool. The banana chips will become crispier the longer they are left to cool.
  9. Add to a trail mix with almonds, chopped dates, and desiccated coconut.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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