Dehydrated carrot chips in a bowl.

The Best Healthy Dehydrated Carrot Chips

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Dehydrated carrot chips are sweet, crisp, and so tasty. Plus, they are so easy to make. All you have to do is slice the carrots thinly, place them in the dehydrator, and turn it on. 

Carrots are naturally sweet, making them the perfect vegetable to dehydrate. Plus, you can dehydrate these carrot chips in the oven or use a dehydrator. You’ll have dried, crispy carrot chips in a couple of hours. 

Can You Put Carrots In A Dehydrator

Yes, you can put carrots in a dehydrator. Although they are not the most popular vegetable for dehydrating, you can dehydrate carrot chips. 

Should I Cook Carrots Before Dehydrating Them

I did not blanch my carrots before dehydrating them. I used these carrot chips within 1-2 days, so I did not need to blanch them. However, you can blanch your carrots before dehydrating them. 

Blanching the carrots speeds up the dehydrating process. In addition to this, blanching the carrots removes some of the juices and inhibits enzymatic processes, which can help the carrots last longer. 

Dehydrated carrot chips in a bowl.

Blanched carrots will last more than 3 months. Unblanched carrots will taste and look white after 2 months. So you should use your dehydrated carrots within 1-2 months. 

Place the carrots into a pot of boiling water for 1 minute to blanch them. Remove the carrots from the heat, place them in a bowl of ice water, and sit for 3-4 minutes. 

Drain the carrots and dry them with a clean kitchen towel. Arrange the carrots on the dehydrator trays, then dehydrate them.

How Do You Rehydrate Dehydrated Carrot Chips

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 let it come to a boil. Place your dehydrated carrots into a bowl, pour the boiling water over them, and allow them to sit for 15-20 minutes until they rehydrate.

How To Dehydrate Carrots In The Oven

If you don’t have a dehydrator, there’s no need to worry. You can simply dehydrate carrots using the oven. Peel the carrots and remove the ends. 

Alternatively, you don’t have to peel the carrots. You can leave the peel on. However, if you leave the peel on, 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 2-5 hours, mixing them every 30 minutes until all of the carrots are thoroughly dried.

Gluten-free carrot cake decorated with sugar-free cream cheese frosting and dehydrated carrot chips on a plate.

How To Store Dehydrated Carrots Chips

Store your carrots in an airtight container. I usually store my dehydrated carrots in a mason jar. 

Make sure you store the carrots away from direct sunlight. Sunlight, as well as humid temperatures, can cause the carrots to spoil faster. 

It’s better to store dehydrated carrots in your pantry since it is cool and dry. Blanched dehydrated carrots will last 1 year, while unblanched dehydrated carrots will last 1-2 months. 

What Can You Use Dehydrated Carrots For

There are several ways you can dehydrate carrots. You can use dehydrated carrots for recipes that call for carrots, such as casseroles, bread, 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 gluten-free 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.

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The Best Healthy Dehydrated Carrot Chips

Recipe by Sarah
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Course: Christmas Recipes, Snacks, veganCuisine: Gluten-Free/VeganDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

12

hours 
Calories

33

kcal

These dehydrated carrots can be used in many ways. You can eat them as chips or use them in your culinary masterpieces. 

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Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots washed, peeled, ends removed

Directions

  • 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. Do not place the carrots too close together. Leave enough room for air to flow around the carrots.
  • Dehydrate them according to your dehydrator manufacturer’s instructions for 10-12 hours at 115ºF until they are crisp or slightly chewy.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • NUTRITIONAL INFO DISCLAIMER: The nutritional values presented below 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.

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Nutrition Facts

3 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories33
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 56mg 3%
  • Potassium 260mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 0.7g 0%

  • Calcium 27%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Author

  • Sarah

    Hello. Welcome to my food blog! I am a recipe developer/content writer and creator. Food is universal. Its more than something you eat. Food is an experience that can be enjoyed alone or with others. It can affect your physical health and your mood. I love food and I believe it affects how we feel which is why I started this blog that provides you with delicious healthy recipes, useful tips and tricks, guides, and informative articles.

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2 Comments

  1. Julie Byrd

    Any suggestions for my why my carrots got tiny? I wanted them to be larger like yours – more like chips – but they turned out tiny.

    • Hi Julie. I’m sorry your carrot chips came out too small. What size carrots did you use? Carrots contain a lot of water (about 85-95%). Dehydrated carrots shrink 80-90% of the size they were when they were fresh. I used large carrots for this reason. You can try cutting the carrots into thin strips diagonally to see if that helps.

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