Homemade Fruit Roll Ups!

This is maybe one of the easiest things that you could make, and there are so many things that you can do with it. Fruit Roll Ups, or just dehydrated fruit sounds like it would be really difficult to make, but in reality, it’s unbelievably EASY and is a way for you to use up that fruit that isn’t quite bad, but isn’t fresh enough for you to get a crisp bite out of. You can do this with any fruit that you have sitting around.

I made mine with strawberries, and only strawberries to show how simple this really is.

Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups

 

Ingredients:

2 Cups of Strawberries                                              1/4 Teaspoon Ground CInnamon

Directions:

1. Chop up your strawberries into chunks and remove the tops.

2. Put the strawberries into a blender and add the cinnamon.

 

3. Blend until smooth. Pour the puree into a baking sheet that is lined with wax paper or parchment paper. (I used tin foil, and found that the parchment would be easier to peel the roll ups off of).

 

4. Put it in the oven, set at the lowest setting ~ 100, and leave it in there until you can peel the fruit roll up off the parchment paper. Depending on your oven, 5-8 hours.

 

I know the amount of time that it is sitting in the oven is daunting, but this is a perfect thing to do while you are cleaning your house, running quick, local errands or just hanging around the house. I had left mine in the oven a bit longer than it should have been, which made it a bit crisper than a fruit roll up. It was perfect to crunch up into smaller pieces and add to granola as a fruity, tarter flavor.

You can add sugar to this, but know that by dehydrating the fruit you are already increasing it’s flavor tremendously. So when you add sugar, add less than you think you need. It will taste much sweeter with just a bit of sugar.

Definitely try this with ANY fruits that you have lying around. Chop them up into pieces and don’t puree them to get a yummy, healthy snack. The options are endless here. Especially when you are the one controlling what’s going into these snacks.

Let me know what you think!

Happy Eating!

 

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