As I've mentioned before, I'm a big fan of Nature Box. Mostly because it lets me try snacks that I wouldn't buy if I was just strolling through the grocery store. (Because everyone knows there is no such thing as "strolling" through a New York City grocery store. It's tiny, crowded aisles and edgy customers. It's all business. Do not deviate from the mission.)
So, I decided to try and make my own. I opted for cinnamon instead of chocolate, and I have to say they are pretty delicious.
3 tbsp coconut oil (you can use less)
cinnamon to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 350F. *No higher, coconut oil shouldn't be cooked at high temps
- Cut up the bananas.
- Slowly melt the coconut oil in the microwave. Heat it in a glass bowl for ten seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir. Put it back in the microwave and heat again for ten seconds. Remove and stir. It should be close to fully melted. Don't over heat the oil.
- Toss the oil with the bananas in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top and toss.
- Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread the bananas in a single layer on the sheet. Bake at 350F for 2-4 hours. Check every 30 minutes. If you want them softer, cook for about two hours. If want them really crispy, simply leave them in longer. You can turn them but I didn't find that made a big difference.
Bonus? Your house will smell amazing while they cook. I suggest doing it right before people come over so you can look a kitchen rockstar.
Enjoy them alone, mixed with nuts, or sprinkled in a yogurt parfait.