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Banana Chips

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These were super easy and perfect for those bananas you need to use up. I made these to go along for a trip as an easy, non-squishable snack for my kids. They were a hit with the kids and the adults! 😉

Thinly slice 2-4 bananas – firm are easier to work with – if they’re mushy, put them in a freezer bag in the freezer and I’ll get to my banana bread recipe later. 🙂

Toss the banana slices gently in about 2-4 tbsp lemon juice (fresh squeezed is always better, but I used bottled lemon juice since I couldn’t find my lemon). Add a sprinkle of sugar (more or less – or omit – to taste). I made these without the sugar and my kids didn’t notice.

Lightly spray/grease 1-2 baking sheets (depending on how many slices of bananas you have). Place slices with a tad bit of space around them so they don’t stick and bake in an oven preheated to 215 degrees F for 1 – 1/2 hours. Flip over. Continue baking for another 1 to 1 – 1/2 hours. When they’re crisp, they’re done.

Those days…

Do you ever have one of those days when you wake up, and think of all the things you can get done that day, and you’re super jazzed to accomplish it all? Then you get back from taking 2/3 of the kids to school… and next thing you know it’s noon and all you’ve accomplished is one load of laundry. I try to make myself feel better by saying – hey, I’ve kept the one kid who is still home relatively clean and fed and happy. I’ve only (said with sarcasm) cleaned up a few messes that made me wonder where I was when THAT happened. That counts for SOMETHING right?

Time to go attempt that second load of laundry… 🙂