Wait, did you say…banana…chips..? Yes, you read that right. These might just become your favorite “go to” snack.
What are Trader Joe’s Organic Banana Chips?
Dried banana chips actually have their origins in India and Indonesia and they are usually dried, crispy slices of banana. Banana chips can also be covered in sugar and honey and have a sweet taste. Or more often seen fried in oil and spices and have a salty or spicy taste.
I stumbled upon these years ago when I first started shopping at Trader Joe’s. I’m a trail mix lover so I was intrigued by these mysterious “chips.”
Where In the Store?
You can find these Organic Banana Chips in the dried fruit and nut area. Usually right across the aisle from the breakfast cereals and protein bars.
Trail mix lovers UNITE and stand in awe as you browse through Trader Joe’s dried fruit and nut section, its absolutely glorious and has everything you could ever think of.
How to Serve Trader Joe’s Organic Banana Chips
I totally love eating these banana chips right out of the bag by the handfuls. They are so flavorful, sweet and crunchy all on their own.
However, I have found a few other fun ways to enjoy this snack. The first way I enjoyed these chips is pictured below, in a simple trail mix. I LOVE trail mixes because they are so fun to put together, and they are all so unique! You can add anything to make it your own, there are so many options! Trail mixes are also loaded with tons of protein and are perfect for “on the go” snacks like car rides, to bring hiking, or portioned out to keep at your desk for a midday munchie.
“Do you know what I call my hiking playlist?”…..”my trail mix.”Just a fun “Dad Joke” I wanted to slip in there.
Another way I have tried and absolutely LOVED but unfortunately did not take pictures of is dipping these chips in some creamy peanut butter. Or any peanut butter for that matter, chunky, smooth, roasted, salted, unsalted, you name it! I love to make little mini peanut butter and crispy banana sandwiches.
Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter and banana combo?? I have a hunch that Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Protein Granola would also be a DELICIOUS add-in to any trail mix along with these banana chips.
I always have a bag of these in my pantry on hand for that sweet and crunchy craving that sometimes washes over me. I know in most households (with no nut allergies of course) that peanut butter, nuts, raisins and SOME forms of chocolate are usually staple pantry items as well. Those are just a few of my favorite add-ins for the base layer of my trail mix.
I also really enjoy the fact that there are only three ingredients in these banana chips:
- Organic Bananas
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
I have had many banana chips before from so many different stores. I have to say these are by far my favorite, Trader Joe’s really knocked it out of the park. These chips are on the sweeter side, which I love. The natural sweetness from the bananas themselves and the cane sugars pairs so well with the salty snacks I’ve had them with.
I also really enjoy how thick the slices are, that they hold up for dipping in peanut butter, and that they actually look like real BANANAS!
Make sure to drop a comment below if you’ve tried these before and let us know what you think! And let us know what are some of YOUR favorite snacks to add into your trail mix!!
Buy It Again?
I have and will be buying these again. When visiting my best friend in Virginia I brought these for the long car ride to snack on, and we ended up busting them out one night after dinner.
My friends went CRAZY over these. So crazy she actually asked me to buy her two bags when I got back to Long Island, since they don’t have a Trader Joe’s close to them in Virginia.
I could honestly eat these any time of the day, plain or mixed together with something salty. All in all, these are a BIG WINNER for me. I can’t wait to dive into my next bag!!