Peanut Butter Banana Chip Bites: Dehydrate all the things!

Banana Chips //

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Bites

If an infomercial pops up on tv…. most likely I will watch it. I don’t know what it is, it’s like I have to. There’s some magical hold in those awkward/super long commercials, all in front of a “live audience”. This is where I first spied a food dehydrator. I don’t ever buy from these infomercials, but they had this guy for sale on Amazon. SO I bought it.

Dehydrating has been wonderful! Apple chips? Pineapple bites? Banana chips? Yeah. I got that. I currently have the Ronco Dehydrator. It gets the job done. That’s for sure. Buuuuut, I can’t help but wonder about those fancy dehydrators. Are they faster? Do the dehydrate all the things better? Hmmmm… I’ve been eyeing this spendy Nesco dehydrator. Shhh, don’t tell the hubs.

BUT, really: I don’t see any need to change dehydrators until Mr. Ronco craps out. So far, with non stop use since December (I’m talking…. working almost everyday since Christmas) it’s still going strong. SO: we are happy. Hopefully me typing this doesn’t jinx something and the trays all crack overnight. Ha! I doubt it. I’d really like to get a fruit roll up tray. What I REALLy love about this: these fruity treats have no added sugar. In the grocery store I’ve noticed a lot of dried fruit has added sugar. Our fruit has been so sweet as it is, I don’t see the need for more sweetness.

The kiddo eats banana chips non stop. It’s like her healthy crack……… What? She loves them. We were out of them for 3 days and she acted like the world was ending. The dried pineapple pieces are pretty sweet and is perfect to replace dessert.

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Bites //

One of her FAVORITE ways to eat the banana chips: with a bit of peanut butter in the middle. I call them Peanut Butter Banana Bites. A special little snack for my kiddo.

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Bites //

Do you have a dehydrator?

– Chelsey


  • TishaO on said:

    I do not have a dehydrator. I guess its something i never think about buying. We do love dried fruit so much, I guess it would be a great thing to have around. i'd love to try those pb banana chip bites!

  • angelamking on said:

    i don't have a dehydrator but i do by freeze dried fruit at target. there is no added sugar and i enjoy them more than i love potato chips. the banana slices are my favorite!

  • Courtney on said:

    Oh girl. I feel you on being a sucker for informercials. My favorites are the body shaper ones and the hair styling ones. The before and after pictures absolutely slay me.

  • Ashley Elizabeth on said:

    Yum! We had one when I was little, it was great! I have been wanting one as an adult for some time now, but just haven't gotten around to it yet I guess. I want one for the same reason, no added sugar. I hate that it's so hard to find dried fruit at the store without the added sugar. Also, homemade jerkey!!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      The apple chips made from this are SO good. No added sugar needed.

  • pieni lintu on said:

    Yes we have. We have used it to dry chili. 🙂

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