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Love munching on chips? Then try these yummy baked jackfruit chips

Published on:19 March 2021, 14:59pm IST
Is guilt-free munching a real thing? Well, with these baked jackfruit chips it looks like it does exist.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Jackfruit chips are the yummier alternative to potato chips. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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What’s a movie without having a munchy on the side? Just imagine, having a bowl full of chips by your side while you are binging on a series on your favourite OTT platform. It’s just perfect, isn’t it? But unfortunately, all these bite-sized snacks can make you gain weight. But worry not ladies as we’ve got a solution for this as well with some home-style jackfruit chips. And FYI, they are not fried but baked.

The weekend is about to kick in and all you want to do is eat your favourite food and spend some “me time”. Because frankly, there is no better companion in this endeavour than food. On top of that, if it is healthy AND tasty that’s just the icing on the cake. That’s why we dug out this recipe especially for all those peeps who are craving for their favourite pack of chips.   

Ingredients that you need to make baked jackfruits chips

200 gm deseeded jackfruit flesh
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp black pepper
Rock salt (as per taste)
2 tbsp rice flour
Chilli power (as per taste)
Olive oil just to sprinkle on the brines
2 sheets parchment paper
Baking tray

baked jackfruit chips
Yes, jackfruit can be your savior if you have diabetes. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how you can make some really crispy yet healthy jackfruit chips

Step 1: Clean the jackfruit, rinse it, and cut even pieces. Let them dry.

Step 2: Once these strips are dried, add rice flour, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and chilly powder on the jackfruit strips and coat them thoroughly. Once properly coated, keep them aside.

Step 3: Now preheat your oven at 180 degree Celsius.

Step 4: Take the baking tray and arrange the parched paper on it.

Step 5: Now spread the jackfruits strips evenly on the tray. Drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle salt over them. 

Step 6: Now place the tray in the oven and bake these strips for 5 to 10 minutes (until crisp).

Tip: Keep a constant check on the tray so that you don’t end up burning your chips.

Step 7: Once they are done, take them out from the oven, let them cool, and then enjoy.

Here’s why these baked jackfruit chips are the best low-calorie snack
1. Jackfruit is a great source of plant-based protein

Although, jackfruit is loaded with all sorts of nutrients like fibre, vitamins, magnesium, riboflavin, potassium, copper, etc but when it comes to protein it is the best. So, all you vegans out there who worry about their protein quotient, take the help of these jackfruit munchies.

baked jackfruit chips
Jackfruit is great for everyone. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Great for weight loss and sugar management

That’s because jackfruit has a really low glycemic index – that means it’s low on calories and doesn’t lead to sugar spikes in your body. In fact, if someone who is dealing with diabetes can nosh on these crispers too. Just avoid oil and salt and bake them as is.

3. It prevents inflammatory diseases like arthritis

Jackfruit is loaded with antioxidants that help in dealing with oxidative stress and inflammation. Vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavanones – all of them have anti-inflammatory properties that help in preventing life-threatening diseases.

Now that’s a perfect example of a healthy snack. So, try this recipe out and enjoy munching guilt-free.

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.