Super easy baked Pumpkin Spice Banana Chips are delicious and healthy with no added sugar. October is Pumpkin Spice month and everywhere I go I smell it lingering in the air. So I decided to make these leftover plantain banana, purple yam and sweet potato with pumpkin spice. Instead of seasoning with traditional salt or sugar I gave it a twist of pumpkin spice.
Baked bananas with pumpkin spice seasoning is delicious. It is healthy, no preservative, no sugar but only its natural sweetness. Pick a plantain banana with yellow skin but not overly ripe. Banana should be firm and not too soft when baking banana chips.
There’s a funny story about these bananas. I bought 3 plantain bananas that I placed in the fruit bowl. When we were at the Asian store my mom asked me to buy some plantain bananas. I thought she wanted banana fritters. Anyway, I bought three and used one for Ginataang Halo Halo, a Filipino dessert with a mixture of yam, sweet potato, banana and other ingredients cooked in coconut milk.
The next morning when I was ready to use the banana, one disappeared. I had a feeling my mom ate it. I asked my Mom but she doesn’t remember. She has dementia. I forgot to check the garbage before throwing it. Anyway, I really believed she ate it. We were both surprised she didn’t have tummy ache. I was talking to my brother and we were both laughing because it got me so curious if raw plantain banana is edible. Obviously, it is if she ate it.
Well, when I made the Filipino dessert and peeled the plantain banana I tried a piece. It was OK but I don’t think I would eat it raw. A couple of days passed and I saw an empty chex mix bag in the fridge. Guess what was inside, the plantain banana cut in half. After cutting, my mom probably realized it was too firm and not edible. Mystery solved. My mom does many things now that she doesn’t remember. All I hope is she doesn’t hurt herself.
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Banana Chips
Again, use a slightly ripe plantain banana. Peel the skin and slice the banana thinly and diagonally. Lightly grease the baking sheet and lay the banana slices. Sprinkle some pumpkin spice seasoning on each banana. Bake at 250 degrees F for 40 – 50 minutes. Oven temperature may vary so make sure to watch your chips while baking. The banana will not come out crispy or crunchy but it is delicious.
One thing I discovered, it is really good to sandwich the baked banana chip with the baked sweet potato or the purple yam.
I video all the steps but it is such a simple recipe that I decided not to publish it. If I get many request for the video then I will.
Plantain bananas seasoned with Pumpkin Spice seasoning.
- 2 plantain bananas yellow skin
- pumpkin spice seasoning
Peel the bananas. Cut thinly and diagonally.
Lightly grease the baking sheet.
Lay each banana on baking sheet.
Sprinkle banana slices with pumpkin spice seasoning.
Pre-heat oven at 250 degrees F.
Bake banana chips for 40 – 50 mins.
Note: Banana chips will not be crispy or crunchy but it is definitely delicious as a snack.
Let it cool down. Enjoy!