Easy and Healthy Plantain Chips Recipe

One of many things I like doing to save money and a few calories is finding healthier (and cheaper) ways to make some of my favorite snacks. El Sol Brands, Inc. makes some rather tasty plantain chips but they’re about $1.25 per bag at my local grocer. Not terrible, but I feel that homemade is almost always the best way to-go.

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So I set out to make a similar snack here’s what I have come up with:

Normally, I buy my produce from places like Giant foods, but Aldi’s had plantains 3 for $1 couldn’t pass that up!


Step one: Peel your plantains

These things are a mofo to peel the skin is much thicker than bananas. Here’s probably the best method I have come across to peel a plantain so far…


My first few batches of plantains were ugly (still tasty)  until I stumbled upon this gem.


Step two: Slice you plantains

I use my Homemaker Adjustable Mandoline V-Slicer.

I play around with the settings to get the desired thickness


Step three: I melt a tiny bit of coconut oil (if you’re going for sweet, olive oil if you’re not)

Step four: Transfer coconut oil to a bowl and add in seasonings. This time I am using organic brown sugar and a little kosher salt.

Step five: Add plantains to the bowl and toss ‘em making sure each piece is well coated.

Step six: Arrange them in your dehydrator set the temp to 135°F and let dry for 6-10 hours (you don’t want them soggy).

I use my Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator FD-75A

You can also try baking them using this recipe or fry (but that would be counterproductive to what I am trying accomplish here, but it could work for you!).

Repeat these steps until your done with your desired amount.



That’s how I currently make my plantain chips. Easy, cheap, and most importantly….HEALTHY (in moderation). What are some of the ways you make an inexpensive, healthier version of your favor snacks? Comment below; and if you love this post, please subscribe to my blog and  hit me up on my Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Thanks for stopping by!! 







  1. says

    As an island girl I am really loving this post. Plantains are a must have on the islands. We love eating them boiled or fried. However any healthier option when it comes to frying is appreciated. Yummy!

  2. says

    I love plaintains but never thought about making my own. I’m all for easy and cheap. I think I’m going to give these a try! Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    Haha ugly but tasty 😂I cannot wait to try this! Store bought plaintain chips and such a rip off but I’m too lazy to make my own! After seeing this I really have to give it a try!

  4. says

    Well I am totally obsessed with plantains of all kinds. I haven’t made chips like this, but I make tostones and garlic rosemary plantain crackers. I’m always surprised the little grocery stores around me carry green plantains. Yum
    This looks amazing!!

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