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 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.
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!!