What do banana plants and fetuses have in common? Both take nine months to grow. A complete bunch can include up to 170 bananas for a 10-foot banana plant.

As both the world’s most consumed fruit and the world’s most exported fruit, bananas grow year-round in 150 countries, in 1000 different varieties. 

Due to its quantity, bananas are also one of the least costly fruits, which led to singer Jason Derulo’s choice to eat four per day in college on a budget. 

In other words, banana lovers, you're far from alone.  

Remember when Chrissy Teigen’s banana tweet shut down the Internet?

ICYMI: Chrissy Teigen sent a tweet in search of six brown bananas to make banana bread. The requests flooded in so rapidly the Internet shut down for 30 minutes. If only all of our Twitter followers were so eager to send food…

You've probably had smoothies, desserts, and fruit bowls with bananas, but have you ever dabbled with homemade banana chips?  

(*eyebrow raise*)

The recipe is simple, including five ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

These are great to put in a Tupperware container and take on the go! I've made quite a few friends (read: hungry students) in night class thanks to these banana chips.

Banana Chips

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375˚F. Peel bananas and slice into small, thin discs.

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  • Step 2

    Put banana slices in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and stir gently.

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  • Step 3

    Slice a lemon in half. Squeeze juice from one half and mix.

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  • Step 4

    Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg as desired (I use about 1 tsp. of each).

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  • Step 5

    Mix contents of the bowl.

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  • Step 6

    Spray air fryer with Pam and put banana slices on wire rack.

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  • Step 7

    Bake at 375˚F for 15 minutes.

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  • Step 8

    Remove from oven. Flip banana slices (so both sides bake evenly). Bake for 15 minutes.

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  • Step 9

    Remove from oven. Allow chips to cool for 10 minutes.

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  • Step 10

    Move to plate or tray. Serve and Enjoy!

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Bon Appétit!