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Weight Watchers Baked Banana Chips recipe
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Ingredients Needed

  1. Bananas - ripe (2.0 medium)
  2. Lemon Juice (1.0 tbsp)

Instructions

Planning to prepare an easy to make snacks that you can enjoy? Try this very easy recipe in making baked banana chips.

  • Start by cutting the bananas into thin slices. Put the banana slices to a bowl and set aside.
  • Put 1 tablespoon of lemon juice on the sliced bananas and make sure to coat them well with the juice.
  • When done, put the banana slices on parchment paper. Set your oven temperature to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Put the banana slices in the oven and bake them. Make sure to turn each banana slice every half hour and watch to avoid burning.
  • When banana slices are crispy, take them out from the oven and set aside. Allow them to slightly cool.
  • When the banana slices are cooled, transfer and store them in an airtight container.
  • Serve your baked banana chips when ready.
  • Facts on Banana Chips:

    Banana chips are usually prepared deep-fried or they are known to be dried slices of bananas. They can be coated with sugar or honey and have a sweet taste, or they can be fried in oil and spices and have a salty and/or spicy taste. Some make banana chips and coat the chips with chocolate instead.

    Generally, the chips are created from under ripe bananas, of which slices are deep-fried in sunflower oil or coconut oil, which is then dried, and to which preservatives are added. These varieties of chips can be very oily, due to the deep-frying process.

    Another form of fried banana chips, usually made in Kerala (India) and known locally as nenthra-kaaya oopperi, is fried in coconut oil. Both ripe and unripe bananas are used for this variant. Sometimes they are coated with masala or jaggery to form both spicy and sweet variants. It is an integral part of the traditional Kerala meal called sadya served during weddings and traditional festivals such as Onam.

    Some varieties of banana chips can be made using only food dehydration. Banana slices that are only dehydrated are not light brown and leathery, but rather are dark yellow and crunchy. They are very sweet and have an intense banana flavor. These are ideally made from bananas that are fully ripe.

    Another kind is made by baking in an oven, although this process may not result in the same intense banana flavor.

    Health Benefits of Bananas:

    Bananas are known to be the creamy, rich, and sweet food that has been very popular for everyone from infants to elders. Aside from the taste that most love, the benefits to the health of the body are also one of the factors that made this fruit very nutritious and delicious.

    Bananas are known to be one of our best sources of potassium, a vital mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. The potassium found in bananas may also help to promote bone health.

    Bananas have long been acknowledged for their antacid effects that protect against stomach ulcers and ulcer damage. It also promotes healthy kidney through regular and moderated intake.

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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving

  • Calories

    35.5

  • Fat

    0.1g

  • Carbs

    9.0g

  • Protein

    0.4g