Baked Raw Banana Chips (Vegan, Gluten Free Snack)

Baked Raw Banana Chips are a delicious and healthy, guilt-free munching snack. They are vegan, gluten-free, and are only made from 3 main ingredients including salt. The 4th optional ingredient is black pepper which is used to flavor the chips. It just needs 10-15 minutes of your time, rest the baking is done in the oven. You just need to monitor. Interesting and curious? Read on more below on how it is done.

Close up look of Baked Raw Banana Chips


Frying Banana Chips

Banana Chips are one of my favorite snacks since I was a kid. I did not like the store-bought ones, as I could smell a lot of coconut oil in it. I use to love the one which my mom use to make. Dad used to bring the raw bananas if available in bulk and then she made these delicious chips for us to munch. She used to slice them directly in hot oil and then add saltwater in the hot frying oil. It used to be a long process and a bit tricky as you are dealing with hot oil, but the end results are a good delicious snack.


I have tried frying and making these chips 2-3 times, but for me, the max quantity was 6-7 bananas and nothing more :-). I did not make it more as it is fried, but now my daughter loves this. So I decided to make the baked version.  I first tried with a small batch as can be seen and now already made another big batch and while writing too I am munching on this.


Raw Banana Baked Chips presented in a bowl


Process of Making Banana Chips

To make these chips, you need the firm Raw bananas. First, peel the bananas and immerse them in cold water. I used plain cold tap water. 2 reasons too immerse in water. First, they turn out black immediately and we need to avoid that. Second by immersing the chips will be crisper.

Raw Unripe Firm Bananas

Then I just slice it finely. I have used a grater. Added just 2 tbsp coconut oil, some salt, and pepper. Pepper is optional and one can use any vegetable oil too.


Baking of Banana Chips

Then you arrange them on a baking tray, preferably in a single line not to overcrowd and not overlapping each other. Once done bake in a preheated oven 180 Deg C/400 Deg F for 30-40 minutes turning in between. The baking time will vary depending on the chip size and the tray size on how closely or far they are.  

Store this in an airtight container at all times. If after a few hours you feel the chips are soft at all, just let it bake again at a minimum temperature like 50 Deg C/ 120 Deg F for 30 minutes.

Banana Baked Chips , Crisp and yum even after a week


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So here is the recipe of Baked Raw Banana Chips


Close up look of Baked Raw Banana Chips

Baked Raw Banana Chips (Vegan, Gluten Free Snack)

Baked Raw Banana Chips are a delicious and healthy, guilt-free, vegan, and gluten free munching snack made with just 3 main ingredients including salt.
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Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Banana, Gluten Free, Healthy, Kids Food, Toddler Food, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 75 grams
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Grater/Chopper/Knife

Ingredients

  • 4 Raw and Firm Bananas (400 grams including skin)
  • 2 tablespoon of Coconut oil (One can use any oil of choice)
  • Salt to taste (Go easy on the salt)
  • Black Pepper to taste (Optional)

Instructions

  • Peel the bananas and immerse them in cold water. I used plain cold tap water.
  • Let them sit in water for 10-15 minutes.
    Peeled Banana immersed in water
  • In the meantime preheat the oven to 180 Deg C/400 Deg F.
  • Arrange a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Now in a large bowl slice the banana finely. I have used a grater.
  • Add 2 tbsp coconut oil, salt to taste.
  • Add freshly ground black pepper if you prefer.
    Banana Slices with oil, salt and pepper ready to be mixed in a bowl
  • Give everything a quick mix.
  • Line the chips on the baking tray in a single line not to overcrowd and not overlapping each other.
    Banana Slices arranged in a baking tray in a single line ready to be baked
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 Deg C/400 Deg F for 30-40 minutes turning in between.
  • Turn in between after 15 minutes.
  • Keep a close eye after 30 minutes as towards the end they get cooked quickly and there are high chances they might get burnt.
  • They are done when they are firm to the touch and start turning brown all over.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it cool on the baking tray.
    Baked Banana Chips Just out of the oven
  • Store this in an airtight container at all times.

Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • The baking time will vary depending on the chip size and the tray size on how closely or far they are arranged in the baking tray.
  • Keep a close eye after 30 minutes as towards the end they get cooked quickly and there are high chances they might get burnt.
  • Baking time varies depending on the oven, so do keep an eye after they are half done.
  • If at all after a few hours you feel the chips are soft at all, just let it bake again at a minimum temperature like 50 Deg C/ 120 Deg F for 30 minutes.
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