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.
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.
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.
More Dehydrator Recipes:
Dehydrated Plantain Chips
Dehydrated Banana Chips
Dehydrator Beet Chips
3 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories33
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0g 0%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 56mg 3%
- Potassium 260mg 8%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
- Sugars 4g
- Protein 0.7g 0%
* 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.