These raw corn chips are delicious! They have a sweet taste and can be made as crips as desired! I learned about the benefits of adding as much raw plant-based food into my diet as possible years ago. During that time I found the best recipes, several of which are in our recipe category.
I also learned how to dry some foods to keep the nutrients. though food can be dried in an oven, it can be worth purchasing a dehydrator if you do it often enough. One of the bests is Excalibur. As I did a lot of dehydrating I purchased the 9 shelf type with a timer. My favorite thing to eat with these is raw guacamole which is super easy to make and tastes wonderful! It’s great with our 3 Ingredient Raw Corn chips too! (shown below)
Note About Using An Oven
You can use an oven to dehydrate foods if desired but be aware of the following:
- To maintain the raw food nutrients the heat cannot be over 115 degrees.
- You can dehydrate in an oven, however, most ovens do not go below 200 degrees. (This will work and dehydrate faster but you will lose the raw food nutrients.)
- Ovens tend to not have good airflow. Just test your chips regularly and turn them in the middle of the baking.
- You can test your oven’s “warm” setting and use a thermometer to determine the heat.
- You can still use Teflon sheets in the oven.
- How long it takes depends on the heat, so keep testing every hour or so.
Supplies for Dehydrator Corn Chips
- Excalibur Dehydrator(the type we own)
- Dehydrators (other brands)
- Teflon Sheets These are a must even if you use an oven!
- Spatula (though we used a regular one a Spreader Spatula is quicker!)
- Food processer
- Himalayan sea salt
- 6 cups corn (raw or frozen. NEVER canned as it’s already heated and has no nutrients.)
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 6 cups corn from cob or frozen & thawed)
- ¼ cup onion
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- Place all ingredients in food processor.
- Process until well combined.
- Place a teflon sheet on top of a screen tray.
- Spread the corn mixture on a Teflex sheet approx ⅛th thick. (you can spread the mixture in one large square or make sections as shown. They will be broken up by hand when finished.
- Carefully place the Teflex sheets on top of mesh dehydrator screen.
- Dehydrate at 105 for 10 to 16 hours total depending on desired crispness.
- Halfway through the drying, peel the chips off Teflex sheet and flip over and lay directly on mesh screen and place back into dehydrator.
- Take out when finished and break or cut into pieces!
- NOTE: The longer you dehydrate them the crisper they become. At the low end they are nice and chewy. Longer drying time will make them curl a bit.
We own an Excalibur Dehydrator These are one of the best brands and have been around a long time however, they are a bit pricey. If you dehydrate a lot and want to do larger batches it’s worth it. You can buy smaller versions for less money.
The chips only take three ingredients! Onions, corn and a little salt.
If using frozen corn, which we do, allow it to thaw before adding to the food processer.
Add in the chopped onions.
Add salt. These chips are slightly sweet. Add more salt if you wish.
Process until thoroughly mixed.
Finished corn mixture.
Using a spatula or other tool, spread the mixture 1/8″ thick over the sheet. You can keep it as one large square and break it up after dehydrating THE THICKER YOU SPREAD THEM THE LONGER IT WILL TAKE TO DEHYDRATE. I prefer thicker and not as crunchy but it’s a personal preference.
You can also divide the mixture up using a spatula, though it’s not necessary.
Place the trays into your dehydrator.
Here is a batch that wemade and did not score them. Allow the chips to dry for about 8 hours total. Turn the chips mid-way by flipping them upside down onto the bare grid and placing them back in the oven. This lets the air fully flow around them.
We generally prefer them a little soft and chewy. This batch was left overnight and became very brittle and crunchy. If dried until crispy they tend to curl up on the edges.
Here is what they look like when kept solid. If they are very thin they will crack a bit which is fine.
Break into sizes of choice. The dryer they are the more brittle they are to break.
They go with anything though our favorite way to eat them is with a bowl of raw guacamole.