Did you ever want to make your own banana chips and weren’t sure exactly how, or have you tried your own and wondered why they didn’t turn out just like the store bought? I will show you how to make your own, and tell you why they won’t be exactly like the store bought.
Let’s start by answering a few questions you may have:
How are the store bought so crispy and sweet, and my homemade are a little chewy and taste like fresh banana but not as sweet?
Commercially prepared banana chips are usually deep fried in oil (mainly coconut) and even dipped in a sugar syrup.
Yes, you read that correctly! Not as healthy as it seemed huh?
Your homemade chips will more than likely be a little bit chewy and never attain that perfect crispness you may be used to from the store bought., BUT they will taste like fresh banana and not a piece of candy!
I try to find you sources of actual information when possible and not just other bloggers who say they heard it somewhere. The deep fried secret and sugar syrup dip is all over the internet but the closest thing to a reliable source I could find is PM WebMD: Its’ near the bottom of the article.
Do I have to dip my slices in lemon juice or fruit fresh?
Not necessarily. It is only to keep the color from turning brown. It’s purely a cosmetic thing and a personal choice.