DNF Banana Chips

Ummm…guys? I have something to tell you.

I had a What I Ate Wednesday fail. #wiawfail

wiawfailI made a new recipe to brag about today and it sucked.

Here’s the deal.

Last night I attempted to make banana chips. You know, the kind at the store for like $5.99? Well,  I was really excited because I saw a homemade recipe for them online.

I’m not going to tell you which blog I found it on because I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus.This is serious business.

This was the recipe (basically):


  • 3 or 4 bananas
  • 1 lemon


  • Preheat oven to 200º F
  • Slice bananas
  • Squeeze lemon juice on banana slices
  • Bake the bananas for 90 minutes

Easy enough, right? How hard can it be to chop up some bananas and put them in the oven?

bananachips1Hard, apparently.

They were slimy and gross and smelled like rotten bananas. I thought they might harden in the fridge overnight. Nope. They just made my apartment smell like rotten bananas.

I feel like it has got to be the recipe though…or perhaps I am just cursed when it comes to bananas.

Anyway, why am I posting a shitty recipe?

Let’s think about this from a running blog perspective. If I ran a marathon (ha) and didn’t finish it (DNF in running lingo), I would probably still post about my marathon and how it sucked and what I leaned from it.

10kfinishIt should be the same thing for food blogs, don’t you think? Not everything you make is going to be delicious. Blogs shouldn’t just about our successes –  they’re about our failures too.

I’ve tried some new recipes lately that I am just not a fan of. I could refrain from posting anything I don’t really love, but I want to! I want to show you what I did and share
my thoughts with you.

Ok, so my thoughts this week: What I Learned From My DNF banana chips…

I need to start making my own recipes.

Let’s get confident in our food skills and be creative. Who’s with me?!?

Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!

6 thoughts on “DNF Banana Chips

  1. I had an epic fail myself recently so I can totally relate. It stinks but I found sharing the failure was a great way to feel better and “talk it out.” Thanks for sharing your fail too! Let us know if you find a good banana chip recipe (or come up with one)!

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