When life gives you bananas…..you dry them!
So simple and so good. When you have an entire stalk to devour in a few days time, these babies only last for so long, you do what you gotta do. Bust out the dehydrator and start slicing! When we first started drying bananas we used to soak them in a mix of lemon juice/lemon oil, whatever you got on hand and water. We didn’t want them to brown yo! Then I said heck with that lets see how bad this brown really is, I’m lazy man! The browning is so minor that we decided to skip that step and just slice em up and put them on the trays. I would break this down with step by step instructions with photos but seriously, I mean come on is there a need, this is so basic. Get out your dehydrator. Peel your banana, slice it ( I used a pairing knife) as thin as possible I shoot for about 1/4 inch in thickness, and place the slices on the tray. Try not to overlap but honestly its not a big deal, it will taste the same regardless and these snacks get devoured so quickly around here why stress?! Set the temperature at 135•F for about 7-8 hours, depending on how dry you like them. I enjoy more of a fruit leatherish dried banana but to each its own. I store mine in the fridge in a glass container, but they never last long anyway. Then my only advice would be to eat as many as possible before you set them out, once those little hands catch wind its pretty much over.
Oh, and give those peels to your rabbits, chickens, garden, compost whatever you got.