Air Dried Plantain Chips

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.


Air Dried Plantain Chips


  • Plantains*
  • Cinnamon
  • Himalayan Pink Salt


  1. Peel and thinly slice plantains.
  2. Place plantains on dehydrator racks.
  3. Sprinkle plantains with cinnamon and salt.
  4. Plug in dehydrator (I suggest in the garage or outside in a shaded area) and set on high.
  5. Let dry until done; meaning plantains are crisp.

*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.)


Finished product:


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?


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