Banana Chips

Banana chips are slices of bananas that are deep fried, baked or dehydrated to become crispy, it is then coated with sugar, honey, salt or spices. A popular snack item in India and in the Philippines this snack is a better and healthier alternative to the potato chips. So instead of putting that junk food in your child’s lunchbox try this out, kids will love this sweet and crispy treat, it’s like having candies and chips at the same time.
Ingredients

5 pcs firm bananas
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3 cups ice water
oil
2 tbsp salt

Ingredients (Syrup)

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar

Method

  1. Add 1 tbsp salt and turmeric into the ice water.
  2. Peel banana and slice it using a mandolin, place sliced bananas in the ice water mixture.
  3. Keep bananas in water for 10 minutes then drain.
  4. Lay bananas in a heavy duty paper towel to remove excess water.
  5. Prepare oil for deep frying.
  6. Prepare salt water by mixing 1 tbsp of salt with 1 tbsp of water.
  7. Deep fry the bananas until crisp. Place only few slices at a time to avoid overcrowding. Once bananas are nearly done pour salt water into the oil (warning this will splatter).
  8. Remove the bananas and drain excess oil. Set aside in a heavy duty paper towel to remove excess oil.
  9. In a sauce pan mix together the syrup ingredients then let it boil, simmer until it thickens around 2/3 of the original volume.
  10. Remove syrup from heat then dip banana chip sin the syrup. Place chips in a wire rack to drain excess liquid. Set aside and let it dry.
  11. When it’s totally dried store in an airtight container.

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  1. These look fantastic Raymund. I would happily munch on these all day.
    :-) Mandy

  2. Wow, I never imagined adding turmeric to banana chips! I’ll pitch that idea to my aunt the next time she makes these delicious morsels. :)

  3. Incredibly addictive and yummy looking banana nom noms :) love the addition of the spices too!

  4. Kristy says:

    Miss A has been snacking on these all week (our were store bought though…). I love how you seasoned these. :)

  5. Eri says:

    Banana chips with Turmeric!!!! What a fantastic idea!!! Cheers Reymund!

  6. Purely.. Kay says:

    Raymund, you always know the way to my heart :). Seriously. I love these.. they are the perfect snack for me

  7. Kiran says:

    Holy yum! This brought back so many childhood memories :D

  8. I haven’t made much dried fruit this year, but next time I try I will do the turmeric!

  9. mjskit says:

    I bet the turmeric really adds an interesting taste to the banana! It sounds like a wonderful combination. Great looking chips!

  10. Raymund I really can’t thank you enough for the recipe
    My daughter loves banana chips but I usually buy them..I can’t wait to give this a try

  11. kitchenriffs says:

    These are fun! I haven’t heard of them, but love the concept. The turmeric must be great. I’d be tempted to add just a bit of something spicy too.

  12. Tessa says:

    Turmeric and bananas? Sounds insanely delicious!

  13. i says:

    gusto ko po matikman kung anong lasa nito?

  14. Brianna says:

    Pang ilang serving ito?

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