Welcome back to the Christmas series.
Carrots are a naturally sweet vegetable that is perfect for dehydrating. These dehydrated carrot chips are so easy to make. You can either dehydrate these carrot chips in the oven or use a dehydrator. In a couple of hours, you’ll have dry and crisp carrot chips that are similar to any crunchy chip.
Should I Cook Carrots Before Dehydrating Carrots?
You can blanch your carrots if you want to. Simply place the carrots into a pot of boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Blanching the carrots speeds up the dehydrating process. In addition to this, blanching the carrots removes some of the juices and inhibits enzymatic processes.
What Can You Use Dehydrated Carrots For?
There are several ways you can dehydrate carrots. In short, you can use dehydrated carrots for any recipes that call for carrots, such as casseroles, breads, or omelets. Additionally, you can also use carrots in stews or soups such as roasted vegetable soup. I’ve even used these dehydrated carrots to decorate a carrot cake.
You can also enjoy these carrots like you would potato chips. Alternatively, if you are trying to eat healthy this Christmas, you can also serve these carrot chips instead of potato chips as a snack on Christmas day.
How Do You Rehydrate Carrots?
Before you rehydrate your carrots it is important to know 1 cup of dehydrated carrots will give you 2 cups of rehydrated carrots. To rehydrate carrots, fill a pot with water and allow it to come to a boil. Place your dehydrated carrots into a bowl and pour the boiling water over the carrots and allow them to sit for 15-20 minutes until they are rehydrated.
How To Dehydrate Carrots In The Oven
If you don’t have a dehydrator, there’s no need to worry. You can simply dehydrate them using the oven. Peel the carrots and remove the ends. You don’t have to peel the carrots. You can leave the peel on. However, if you do leave the peel on, be sure to scrub your carrots thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.
Slice the carrots into 1/4-inch rounds or use a peeler to peel the carrot into long ribbons. Place the carrot rounds or strips onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake them in a 170ºF oven for 2-3 hours, mixing them every 30 minutes until all of the carrots are thoroughly dried.
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The Best Healthy Dehydrated Carrot ChipsCourse: Christmas Recipes, Snacks, veganCuisine: Gluten-Free/VeganDifficulty: Easy
3 large carrots washed, peeled, ends removed
- Cut the carrots into 1/4-inch rounds using a sharp knife or mandolin, or use a potato peeler to peel the carrots into long ribbons
- Place the carrot rounds onto the dehydrator trays and dehydrate them according to your dehydrator manufacturer’s instructions for 8-12 hours at 115ºF.
- Let the dehydrated carrot chips cool Let the dehydrated carrot chips.
- Serve and enjoy!
- NUTRITION: Calories: 33 | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fiber: 2| Protein: 0.7g | Fat:0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 260mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin D: 0mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0mg
- NUTRITIONAL INFO DISCLAIMER: The nutritional values presented above are only estimates. I don’t have a medical background, nor am I a registered dietitian or certified nutritionist. Therefore, nutritional information shown on foodandmoodcreations.com should only be used as a general guideline.