Simple Homemade Arrowroot Chips

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Arrowroot chips are a delightful and easy-to-make snack that will satisfy your cravings, with their irresistible taste and crispy texture.

I love love Arrowroot chips! Especially for my breakfast. However, you can snack on them anytime of the day.

In my country we call arrowroots ‘nduma’ in swahili. Other countries call them taros(colossians esculanta). How do you call them in your language?

In this blogpost, I will give you 2 easy methods of making arrowroot chips(baking and frying) as well as their health benefits.

Another variation of arrowroot chips is arrowroot crisps.

Arrowroot crisps

What are the benefits of eating arrowroots

These are some of the health benefits associated with arrowroots

  1. Nutrient-Rich: Arrowroots are a good source of essential nutrients, including dietary fiber, potassium, and various vitamins and minerals. They can help support your overall health.
  2. Digestive Health: The high dietary fiber content in arrowroots can aid digestion, promote regular bowel movements, and reduce the risk of digestive issues like constipation.
  3. Low in Fat: Arrowroots are naturally low in fat, making them a healthy choice for those looking to manage their fat intake or maintain a healthy weight.
  4. Nutrient absorption: Arrowroots contain compounds that can enhance the absorption of essential nutrients in your body, helping you make the most of the nutrients you consume.
  5. Gluten-Free: Arrowroots are naturally gluten-free, making them suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
  6. Energy Boost: The high carbohydrate content in arrowroots can provide a quick and sustained source of energy, making them an excellent choice for athletes and active individuals.
  7. Antioxidant Properties: Arrowroots contain antioxidants that can help protect your cells from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  8. Versatile Ingredient: Arrowroots can be used in various culinary applications, from soups and stews to puddings and snacks, making them a versatile addition to your diet.

A simple guide on how to prepare arrowroot chips

Tips & Tricks

Choosing the Best Arrowroot Tubers

To make the best arrowroot chips, start by selecting fresh, firm arrowroot tubers. Look for those that are free from blemishes and feel heavy for their size. This ensures you have the best base for your chips.

Arrowroot chips

Preparation and Slicing

Wash the arrowroot tubers thoroughly, peel them, and then slice them into thin rounds or sticks. A mandoline slicer or a sharp knife will be your best allies in achieving consistent and thin slices, which are essential for that satisfying crunch.

Seasoning Options

Now, it’s time to add flavor to your chips. You can keep it simple with just a sprinkle of salt, or get creative with various seasonings like paprika, garlic powder, or even a touch of Parmesan cheese for an extra kick.

Frying or Baking

There are two popular methods for cooking arrowroot chips: frying or baking. Frying in hot oil will give you that classic crunch, while baking is a healthier alternative. If you choose to bake, arrange the slices on a baking sheet, drizzle with a bit of oil, and bake until they turn golden brown and crispy.

Cooling and Enjoying

After cooking, let the arrowroot chips cool on a paper towel to remove any excess oil. Once they’re cool to the touch, dig in and enjoy! These chips are so addictive that you might need to make a double batch.


Simple Homemade Arrowroot Chips

Recipe by GladysCourse: SnackCuisine: WorldwideDifficulty: Easy


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Here is a simple Homemade arrowroot chips(2 easy methods)


  • 2-3 fresh arrowroot tubers

  • Cooking oil (for frying)

  • Salt and your choice of seasonings (e.g., paprika, garlic powder) to taste


  • Select and Prepare the Arrowroot Tubers: Choose fresh and firm arrowroot tubers. Wash them thoroughly and peel off the skin.
  • Slice the Arrowroot: Using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife, slice the arrowroot tubers into thin, even rounds or sticks.
  • Season the Chips: Place the arrowroot slices/sticks in a large bowl and drizzle a small amount of cooking oil over them. Toss the slices to coat them evenly with oil.
  • Sprinkle salt and your choice of seasonings over the arrowroot slices. Toss them again to ensure even seasoning.
  • Frying Method: In a deep frying pan or pot, heat cooking oil to around 350-375°F (175-190°C). Carefully add a few arrowroot slices at a time, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry them until they turn golden brown and crispy, which should take about 2-3 minutes per batch. Use a slotted spoon to remove the arrowroots chips from the oil and place them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  • Baking Method (Healthier Option): Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the seasoned arrowroot slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle a small amount of cooking oil over the slices.Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the chips become golden brown and crispy. Be sure to flip them halfway through the baking time for even cooking.
  • Cool and Enjoy: Allow the arrowroot chips to cool on a paper towel to remove any remaining oil.
  • Once they are cool to the touch, transfer them to a serving bowl, and they are ready to enjoy.


  • Feel free to get creative with your choice of seasonings or dipping sauces. Arrowroot chips make a wonderful and healthier alternative to traditional potato chips, perfect for snacking or as an appetizer for gatherings.


Arrowroot chips are the perfect combination of easy preparation and delicious taste.

Whether you’re snacking solo or impressing guests with a unique and healthy appetizer, these chips will soon become a staple in your kitchen.

So, go ahead and give them a try – your taste buds and your health will thank you!

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