If you're on the hunt for a healthy quick snack, these Chewy Sweet & Salty Banana Bites are what you've been searching for. Made using just four ingredients, bananas, salt and pepper, and a little oil, this recipe just cannot get simpler. Bake them or fry them, just go on and indulge in this nutritious treat.
Making your own chips is always healthier than buying the greasy packaged varieties. That's why, inspired by the classic Caribbean plantains, we decided to make our own sugar-free banana bites. But we like to give our recipes a twist, so as a contrast with the bananas' natural sweet flavor we decided to sprinkle some marine salt and black pepper that gives this homemade snack a spicy, unique edge.
1. Gather the ingredients
- 2 under ripe bananas
- sprinkling of black pepper
- marine salt to taste
- enough sunflower oil to bake or fry the bananas without letting them stick
2. Cut the bananas
Choose under ripe bananas and cut them into slices that are not too thin.
3. Cook them
You could either cook the bananas on a baking sheet with a little oil, or choose the quicker slightly greasier method of frying.
4. Fry them
Slightly fry the banana slices in a pan with a bit of vegetable oil. Make sure they don’t stick to the pan or burn. You want the edges to begin to get crispy but the centers should still be a little soft and chewy.
5. Leave them to cool down
Although they are very tempting, leave the banana chips to cool down on parchment paper before you eat them — after frying they are very hot inside.
Sprinkle some sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste and enjoy!
Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots