How to Make Homemade Snap Pea Chips in the oven or dehydrator! Have you ever wanted to make your own snap pea chips and save on money? Well, it’s quite an easy recipe. Just season to your liking and pop in the oven or dehydrator. All it’s takes is 3 ingredients! A Vegan, Paleo, and budget friendly snap pea chips recipe.
Wow, that title makes me sound like little Ms. Martha Stewart, without the awkward voice of course. Well, no Martha here today, just a Sherpa Wife and more thrifty resourceful healthy recipes . You can deal with that, right?
**NOTE: This Homemade Snap Pea Chips recipe was originally published in March 2014. I updated the photos and the refined the recipe so you can make it in more than one way! Now I’m republishing the updated recipe because it’s WAY better!
This homemade snap pea chips recipe is the result of what I like to call “WASTE NOT” mode. As well as SAVE ON MONEY when you have snap pea chip addiction mode. Ya, sorry, that was a pretty long run on explanation. But you get my point. Those little bags of snap pea chips that cost like $$$ and you eat the whole thing in one sitting. Um… guilty. Which is why I decided to “feed” the addiction in a homemade budget friendly way. Plus, Spring is just around the corner, thus (yes I just said THUS) sugar snap peas are becoming more available (and cheap) at the grocery store. SWEEEEET!
Let me walk you through How to Make Homemade Snap Pea Chips in the oven or dehydrator!
It will take all of 10 seconds.
The Snap pea Chips are pretty easy to make, even if you don’t have a dehydrator. Although I have a slight obsession with my dehydrator (oranges anyone?). Sorry, I digress, as usual. Anyway…..
For this homemade Snap pea chips I used fresh sugar snap peas but frozen also works! If using frozen, you will just need to thaw out beforehand and pat dry with a towel. So simple to make, just needs a little extra waiting time. Waiting time is just part of life anyway (enter sarcasm).
The great things about making snap pea chips is that you don’t have to have a dehydrator. I think the dehydrator works better at keep them extra crispy for longer and it keeps their true green color, but the oven is an easy option as well.
See the old picture below (these greener chips were made in the dehydrator).
Versus oven dried below (which were made last week).
For the Oven dried option, just set your temp at 170 F -180F and Place tray of snap peas in center rack. Prop the oven door open about 1 inch. You can use a piece of foil that’s bunched up to do that. The cooking time will be shorter, so check around 4 hrs. I did this and then cleaned house on a Sunday. The four hours FLEW By! Haha!Print
Easy and healthy. How to make Snap Pea Chips! Oven baked or dehydrated!
- 3-4 cups Fresh or Frozen snap peas
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp onion or garlic powder
- Optional 3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast (vegan option for “cheesy” taste)
- 2 -3 tsp oil
- Lay your snap peas on a paper towel or parchment paper. Blot off any extra water.
- Lightly drizzle with oil then Season with sea salt, onion powder, and nutritional yeast. Toss to coat the snap peas then place flat Dehydrate in dehydrator at 135-140F for 8hrs or so. (Oven dried option below)
- Let them sit another hour at room temp before packaging. If you are using fresh vs frozen snap peas, the dehydrating time will be faster, so check around 6 hrs.
Oven dried option
- place seasoned snap peas on baking sheet. Set your temp at 170F and Place tray of snap peas in center rack. Prop the oven door open about 1 inch. You can use a piece of foil that’s bunched up to do that.
- The cooking time will be shorter, so check around 4 hrs.
- Season more once dried if desired. The oven dried chips will be crispy for a day but then lose crispiness after a few days if not dried long enough to begin with.
- For QUICK BAKING instructions (quicker) See Notes
For baked version, just bake 350F 15-20 min. Best to Flip them over after 10-15 minutes.
The oven dried will turn out a darker/yellow green in color versus when dried in a dehydrator. They will keep more green hue if dried in dehydrator. Just note that.
my current dehydrator
Nutrition Per Cup Serving
After you get your snap pea chips seasoned to your liking, you can serve them as an appetizer or snack.
I happened to see this tangy yogurt sauce idea from Siggis on instagram way back when and knew I had to try it.
A little Icelandic yogurt with olive oil, herbs, and tobasco sure does make a great snap pea chip dip. Just sayin…
Here… now you try!
Let me know if you try this homemade snap pea chips version! Or just PIN IT for Later.
p.s. here’s my current dehydrator I use. But I think I might get a new one soon. This one is super affordable and great though. Just old.
Favorite veggie chip you’re wanting to make at home?