Crispy Banana Peel "Bacon" - Tasty and Scrappy

Stop throwing your banana peels away! This smokey, salty, slightly sweet marinade gives the peels their delicious flavors, and it's pretty simple to make too!
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Yes, you can safely consume banana peel and it's actually quite tasty! This recipe works best with very ripe bananas, so now every time we make banana bread we save the peels to make a mock bacon! It's easy, fairly quick, and tasty!

To get started, wash your bananas before peeling them. Once peeled, use a spoon to scrape the insides and cut any wide peels to be thinner. Make a quick marinade using soy sauce, maple syrup, paprika and garlic powder. It's literally that easy. Let them sit in the marinade for at least 10 mins, then just fry them up in a pan with some oil. We have yet to try them baked in the oven, or even air fried!-- but when we do, we will definitely update this post.

Note: As you fry up your strips of banana peel, add some of the extra marinade to the pan to give them more flavor. They do end up having a little banana aftertaste, but it's honestly not a bad thing.

Banana Peel "Bacon"

Stop tossing out your banana peels and try this tasty bacon inspired recipe next time you use some ripe bananas!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Marinate10 minutes


  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Oil for frying


  • Wash and peel ripe bananas
  • Use a spoon to scrape the insides of the peel and cut peels to your preferred width
  • Make the marinade by combining soy sauce, maple syrup, paprika and garlic powder
  • Add peels to marinade and let it sit for 10 minutes
  • Heat up a frying pan with oil and fry the peels for a few minutes on each side. Drizzle some of the remaining marinade to the peels as they cook
  • Remove the peels from the pan onto a dish with some paper towels to soak up the excess oil
besitos, J & R

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