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Vegan Green Bean Snack Crisps

Updated on March 17, 2016

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Fresh Green Beans

Fresh green beans are most a delicious vegetable, tasting little like their canned cousins. They are high in many nutrients and vitamins.

These include:

Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper. Fresh green beans are a wonderful food to add for fiber, Vitamins K, C, A and Manganese.

They have very little sodium, and zeros saturated fat and cholesterol. Green beans also are a natural source of vegetable protein. Additionally, they contain Zea-xanthin which provides antioxidant support to the eyes and studies show may help to prevent Macular Degeneration.

Fresh green beans also are a great source of folates which are necessarily in early pregnancy to prevent certain birth defects.

Green beans taste great also. Baking or dehydrating them a low temperatures brings out the natural sweetness. Making them crisp satisfies the desire for crunch. These healthy snacks can replace crackers and chips which are high in calories and fat. Monsieur Doughboy says to enjoy them.

The ones I saw in the market for six dollars were still bright green and not shriveled but I just cannot figure out how they did that. Mine are brown and wrinkled no matter what I do to them. But they still taste great.


Fresh Food Makes a Difference

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Enough to fill a potato chip bag

Ingredients

  • Fresh Green Beans, as many as desired
  • Olive Oil cooking spray, enough to coat beans
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Wash beans, snap off ends and remove strings is necessary. String-less beans work best.
  2. Lay on cookie sheet and coat with cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake at 350-400 degrees until crispy but not burned.
  5. Store in an airtight baggie or sealed bag.
  6. Keep in one layer. If piled up, green beans will steam instead of dry and will not be crunchy.

Monsieur Doughboy Is A Fan Of Green Bean Snacks

4.4 stars from 7 ratings of Green Bean Crisps

Monsieur Says...

  • Ovens vary so watch beans closely. Do not burn or overcook (they will be bitter.)
  • Do not undercook or beans will be chewy.
  • Sprinkle with garlic or onion salt for a different flavor.
  • Add a touch of ground red pepper for heat.
  • Use olive oil instead of cooking spray (this will add more calories).
  • Use a dehydrator instead of an oven but check often to prevent over drying.
  • I must be honest. These are a bit tricky. If overcooked they get bitter, undercooked and they taste great but are limp. It is a trial and error until you get it right in your own oven. I lowered the temperature in mine to 275 degrees when I made this batch.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Cup
Calories 34
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      I have been known to eat these raw. I love fresh green beans. I detest canned ones. They overcook every vegetable that is canned. I like them just barely soft. I love them stir fried also. I will try this.

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This one looks interesting. I never viewed green beans as one of the more nutritious vegetables but see that that they have a lot of value. Voted up and shared!

    • Justsilvie 4 years ago

      Sounds really interesting and healthy. Will give them a try. Nice Hub!

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Monsieur what a sporty mustache. Now the beans, the beans. The 'Vegan Corner' is yours Hyphen.

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      Nicola Thompson 4 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      This looks so amazing! I wanted to put it up on Pintrest but it wouldn't let me. I can't wait to try this out

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      molometer 4 years ago

      These sound like a great alternative to potato chips. Wonder where I can get some. I know I'll follow your recipe and make some myself lol

      Vegan dehydrated green bean crisps sound so much healthier than the other things.

      Tweeting. All the votes.

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      Sherry Duffy 4 years ago from Here. There. Everywhere. Currently: Portland, OR

      Yumm! I love getting these from the bulk bins! I'm excited to save a bit of money and make my own. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      Hyph, you are relentless! You will make a vegan out of me yet! :-) These look almost like french fries...crunchy and good.

      And Monsieur Doughboy is assuming a life of his own. You really ought to break down and tell us his story and adventures. It looks like he's fallen in love!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Becky Katz, we munch them raw also. Canned green beans are okay if one is desperate and starved but fresh is always desired. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you do make these. They are tricky but delicious.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      healthylife2, they, like most vegetables, are more nutritious when not cooked to a pulp. Fresh green beans are just one of God's gifts. I even wrote a Hub about it. Thanks for the votes and for sharing. I appreciate that.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      mckbirdbks, that little fat guy getting known around town. Hubbers look for him now as my signature recipe mascot. He is going to run the kitchen before this is over. The Vegan Kitchen....I like that.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      My mouth is watering!!

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      Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Dig Monsieur's green bean 'stache, Hyph. You got that right about night and day between canned and fresh. Like the recipe and the touch of red pepper for heat. A bit surprised they all those nutrients too. Good stuff.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I agree with Audrey, they look so easy to make. I"m pinning!!

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      This sounds great! I'm amazed!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      I have had these. They are delicious. thanks

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      Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

      Well, here goes....I'd rather have a raw apple or the raw beans. The pics looked great. But I'll go for the raw beans or the parboiled ones. These look too depressing to eat.

      I hope you don't kick me out of your hub for this. I don't mean anything by it. I just decided to "be real" about these beans. Maybe if you dropped me a few via FEDEX I would change my mind...but I don't think so.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Justsilvie, thank you. They are very good. I crave crunchy, salty foods instead of sweets and shacks like this help me soothe that craving without adding calories and fat. Thanks for coming by from that distant star.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      ThompsonPen, thank you for trying ton this. I wonder why it would not take it? These really are so great and much healthier than commercial chips. Thanks for the visit.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      molometer, you are so funny. Thanks for the tweets. It is so great to see you here. I hope you do try these snacks. Even my little boy likes them so big boys will too. I appreciate the visit and comments.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      SherryDigital, I do too. The ones at my market are still green and plump. I cannot figure out how to keep them looking that way. But the taste is what matters, isn't it? Thanks so much for coming by.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      mollymeadows, yes I am. I want every to eat well and be healthy. You are right. Monsieur's life would make a great series. Alas, to find time though. He has a crush on marcoujor but is shy and must express himself from a distance. Thanks for always being so much fun.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      AudreyHowitt, mine too. I have munched on these all day today. Thanks for the visit.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Alastar Packer, I fear I am a bit obsessed with Monsieur. Yes, the touch of pepper gives a wonderful heat and flavor. I hope you try these. They are really good.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Thanks midget38. I appreciate the help you give my Hubs.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I was amazed too WillStarr when I saw these in the grocery store. They were six dollars for just a few ounces. I knew I could figure out a way to make them at home for pennies. It is good to see you.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Mhatter99, I had never seen them before. The none day they were in the market and my frugal bells went off. They were way more expensive than I was going to spend. Now we have delicious and little money spent on snacks. Thanks for coming by.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      here I go getting my fill of Hyphen vegan recipes :) yep

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, i love green beans so i love this great recipe, well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Besides asparagus, green beans is my favorite veggie. I ask them for them even when we dine out. Your suggestion here is wonderful and I am going to enjoy it very much now as a snack. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh Hyph,

      I haven't been flirted with like this in quite some time... you have one suave young man in that Monsieur... I think I'm smitten! The moustache did me in...!!

      Thanks for another delicious recipe to add to your virtual vegan cookbook. Voted UP & UABI & adorable.

      Bigs hugs to you both, marcoujor

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Ohoho, this is so awesome and interesting bean-talk and I enjoy looking at the silly Pillsbury doughboy smiling like that!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up, useful, and awesome. 5 stars as well from me Hyp. You do such a great job on your recipe hubs, so kudos. I must admit, I am not a fan of green beans. I know they are really good for you but I can't eat them. This gives me an idea though, I think they may taste better then regular green beans. My wife would love this for sure, she is a greens eating machine. If it is green, she eats it. LOL Another awesome job Hyp.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Doodlehead, I would never kick you out of my Hub. You made me laugh and I love that. Not everyone likes the same thing thing and I fully understand. You made my day.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Frank, come over to the green side.........

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      kashmir56, thanks so much. Loving the veggies.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      teaches12345, I love both of those veggies too. I think you will like these green bean snacks. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      marcoujor, it is that mustache. It made him feel even more French. Monsieur and I really do need to start a cookbook, but how to find the time?!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      coffeegginmyrice, he is so cute and adorable. He is a wonderful asset to my kitchen. Thanks for the bean talk. lol

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      thelyricwriter, I am like your wife. I love green foods. These were an experiment and it took about three times to get it right. Thanks for visiting the green bean hub.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This sounds appealing!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have lots of green beans in the garden and I love the sound of this recipe - I shall have to try it, thank you and voted up!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      aviannovice, it really is yummy healthful for the body. Thanks.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Hello Movie Master. I hope you and others do make the snacks. They are very good and so much healthier than chips. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Jason Menayan 4 years ago from San Francisco

      They look absolutely delectable, and I can't imagine how good they taste. Will have to give these a shot - thank you for sharing the recipe and photos!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Livelonger they are really good. I just finished a bunch. I hope you and others do try these. Thank you for your visit.

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      I love beans! These bean crisps will also be an exciting addition to my side dishes. Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Hello vibesites. Your comment just gave me idea. These would be great crushed and used on a salad. Healthy croutons! Thanks for stopping by and for the inspiration.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Green beans are one vegetable that I make quite often. Love em, raw, steamed or in a stir fry. Can't wait to try your recipe.

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      L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

      I'm looking for appetizing ways to incorporate more vegetables into my daily diet. These crispy green beans should do the trick. Thanks for sharing this simple and nutritious idea.

      Voted up and shared.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Just Ask Susan, they really are wonderful. We love m and want them often. "Enjoy", says Monsieur.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I always have tons of green beans from our garden each year. Definitely going to give this a try! I have been looking for something to snack on at night. I don't each chips or popcorn and I am getting tired of nuts. This is going to be my "sitting on the couch" snack! Voted up and useful! Have a great day! :)

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      L.L.Woodard, we also strive to eat more veggies. I am a vegan so it is easy for me. My son is doing better at it and loves these snacks. I know you will too. Anything from Monsieur's kitchen is a winner. Thank you for coming by.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      sgbrown, you have the perfect opportunity to make lots of these for the winter. Alas in my home they get eaten as fast as I make them. I do not eat chips either. They are wasted calories. I love nuts but like you want something different. These green bean crisps are a great snack food and are nutritious. Thank you for stopping by.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I've heard of these but never tried them. My husband is on a low carb diet now, so I think these would be a nice snack for him. Will give it a try. Thanks for all the tips...hopefully I can pull it off!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Hello vespawool. Yes, these would be great for your husband. We love the taste but also eat them for a healthy, low calorie snack. Thank you so much.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Healthy and Yummy Snacks. I really like it. So much better than crisps.

      Thanks for sharing the Recipe. 5 Star.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Thank you Lady_E. I made some more just yesterday. They are so delicious and satisfying. I appreciate you stopping by this Hub and thanks for the votes.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Crunchy and salty, huh? I would love these beans. Got to make some. I voted your recipe UP, etc.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Hi Mary. Yes, these have everything one desires in a snack. I have some in the kitchen just waiting for me right now. Thanks for reading the recipe. I hope you try these. They are easy to make.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      The picture hooked me - very cute! I've roasted green beans before but never til crisp. A very healthy alternative to potato or tortilla chips to be sure. Voting up and more.

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