Dry Bananas and Other Fruits for Summer Snacking
Dried Bananas are a delicious and very simple, summer snack. On hot summer days when more time is spent outdoors than in, having lightweight portable snacks to enjoy is essential. Dehydrating abundant summer fruits is a great way to have plenty of portable snacks all summer long. Dried fruits pack easily into pockets, bags and backpacks. Dried Bananas tolerate warm summer temperatures well and are even sweeter when they are dried than when they are fresh.
Many Fruits Can Be Dehydrated
Bananas are just one of the many types of fruits that dehydrate well.
Bananas can be sliced into thin coins and placed on drying trays in a dehydrator, in a conventional oven, or out in the hot summer sun. They can be dried into a soft fruit leather or dried into a crunchy chip. Drying banana slices in a dehydrator, oven, or in the sunshine, can be ready in 8 to 48 hrs depending upon the desired softness or crispiness. Dried Banana slices are a simple summer snack that is lightweight, very portable, and delicious. Apples, Strawberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Kiwi, and Mango all dehydrate well when sliced thin. Dried fruit have rich concentrated flavors. Dried fruit stores very well. Dehydrated fruit can be stored in any airtight sealed container. Dried fruits are a very inexpensive snack if fruit is purchased and dried when fruits are in season and abundant.
Dried Bananas Go Well with Other Dried Fruits
Mix dried Bananas slices with other dried fruits for delicious sweet /sour flavor combinations. Strawberries and Kiwi often have tart flavors when dried. Bananas and Apples often have sweet flavors when dried. Combine fruits to add variety to your snacking.
Enjoy your own homemade dried fruits this summer.