I was fixing myself some lunch today and I
noticed a bunch of six banana on the counter.
They were very ripe. I mean the one more
day and they will be compost, ripe. I went
over in my head, the options I had to save
these poor bananas.
- Find a hungry monkey to give them to (not a lot of monkeys in this area)
- Make a pie (I didn't have the right ingredients)
- Freeze them whole (and do what with them, then?)
- Puree them and freeze them for smoothies later (considered)
- Cut them up and dehydrate them (Bingo!)
I have been wanting to try dehydrating bananas for a long time, but they never stay around in our house long enough to bother, since I do like to do more than one tray at a time. This was the perfect opportunity.
I peeled them and sliced them and laid them out on the dehydrator tray and spritzed them with a little lemon juice on both sides. The lemon juice keeps them from turning brown, at least according to my Dehydrator Bible. It also said to dehydrate them at 130 degrees for 8 to 10 hours. The picture above is what they looked like going in. Tomorrow I will show you a picture of what they looked like coming out, as well as an honest appraisal of how they taste.
Hopefully they won't be awful, :)
~Photo by Jade
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