How To Make Awesome Fruit Leather

If you are a child of the 80’s or the 90’s, you know fruit leather or fruit roll-ups very well. They are tearable, chewy fruit-flavored snacks that you love finding in your lunch box in grade school. Fruit leathers are still available in grocery stores but they are either full of sugar and food additives or too pricey. With this recipe, you can easily make fruit leather at home using an oven or a food dehydrator. Making fruit leather is actually a great way to deal with excess fruits at home. You can use any combination of fruits or even vegetables. Instead of granulated sugar, you can use natural sweeteners such as dates or maple syrup. If you also have problems feeding your kids with fruit, then this is the perfect solution.


Apple & Blackberry:

• 3 cups of chopped apples
• 1/2 cup of blackberries
• 9 pitted dates
• 1 tbsp chia seed
• 1 tsp grapeseed oil


• 3 cups of chopped peaches
• 1 tbsp vanilla extract
• 1 tbsp chia seed
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp grapeseed oil

Kiwi And Spinach:

• 3 cups of peeled and chopped kiwifruit
• 1 cup of spinach
• 1 tbsp of maple syrup
• 1 tsp grapeseed oil


Each recipe takes about 10 minutes to make. The fruit mixture then needs to dehydrate for a couple of days. Serves 6 to 8.

Puree all the ingredients in a blender.
Grease 2 dehydrator trays with grapeseed oil.
Evenly spread fruit puree on the dehydrator trays.
Set the food dehydrator on its lowest setting and let the fruit puree dry completely for about 1 to 2 days.
Cut fruit leather into pieces, then roll in parchment paper.
Keep them in an airtight container.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can substitute dates with 1 tbsp maple syrup.

• You can reduce the amount of cinnamon powder by half or more if you don’t want a strong cinnamon taste in your fruit leather.

• You can make the fruit leather in the oven. Spread fruit puree on a greased baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 140°F for 6 to 8 hours.

• The fruit leather can store for a month in an airtight container. It can store longer if you cook the fruit puree first before drying. It can store in the freezer for up to a year.

How To Make Awesome Fruit Leather
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