Today I’m sharing a really easy recipe with all of you: Air Dried Plantain Chips! I have had many questions via Instagram about how I made my plantain chips so I’m giving you a quick step-by-step today 🙂
I have made these plantain chips many times in the past (if you look way back in my Instagram feed you will see proof), but I have to give credit to Kayla (@healthy.grape) for reminding me of how much I love them!
My favorite way to eat Air Dried Plantain Chips are plain, in smoothie bowls (they make great spoons), dipped into nut butter or with cream cheese. I like flavoring my plantain chips with cinnamon and salt, but you can try them without seasoning too.
*The number of plantains you use depends on how many plantain chips you want to make and the size of your drier. Also, ripe or unripe plantains will work. I used ripe plantains, which turn out looking more yellow in color than unripe ones. Lastly, ripe plantain chips will have a sweeter taste than unripe ones.
Peel and thinly slice plantains.
Place on dehydrator and sprinkle with cinnamon and salt
Set dehydrator on high and dry until done. (Here I was drying plantains, pears and zucchini.)
The dehydrator I own is very similar to the Cuisinart DHR-20 Food Dehydrator. You can use it to dry a variety of food including fruits, vegetables, meats, and herbs. It has a temperature control of: fan only, low, medium and high; and a top vent for fast, even drying. I absolutely love my dehydrator and haven’t had any issues with it during the past 3 years that I’ve owned it.
I have tried dehydrating a variety of fruits and vegetables and even dehydrated homemade crackers before. My favorite foods to dehydrate include: plantains, pears, apples, beets and zucchini.
Do you own a dehydrator? If so, what foods do you like to dehydrate in it? And if not, what would you use a dehydrator for?