We are always on the lookout for delicious, nutritious ideas for snacks for our kids. Fruit roll ups are a popular snack in many homes, but they are simply laden with unhealthy ingredients like sugar, corn syrup, dyes, and preservatives. Let’s be honest – there is very little actual “fruit” in these roll ups. But there is a simple solution to this – learn how to make fruit roll-ups at home!
Making homemade fruit roll ups is far easier than it sounds. Just break out the dehydrator, whip up a quick batch of fruit puree from our fruit roll ups recipe and add some vegan or grass-fed beef gelatin, pop it in the dehydrator overnight.
Learn how to make fruit roll ups yourself and you’ll have a wonderful, healthy snack that is simple for lunches or when you’re on the go with the kids!
- Fruit - Approx 4 Cups
- 2 Tbs grass-fed beef or vegan gelatin alternative like Agar-Agar
- Non-Stick dehydrator sheets (parchment paper will work in a pinch)
- Add fruit to the blender and blend on high speed until pureed. For thicker fruit like bananas you may want to add up to ¼ cup water.
- Add 2 Tbls gelatin and blend on high speed until fully mixed.
- Lay your dehydrator sheets over the grate on the tray and then pour your fruit puree on top.
- Tilt your tray as needed to spread the mixture evenly about ¼ an inch thick.
- Set the temperature at about 140 degrees or set it on low. Dry for 6-10 hours or overnight depending on thickness and humidity.
- Bend the dehydrator sheet over and the fruit leather should begin to peel up in a single, flexible fruit leather sheet.
- Roll the fruit later up onto a clean later of parchment paper for storage.
- Store your rolled up fruit leathers in an air-tight container for up to a few months for a delicious, healthy snack!
Homemade fruit roll snacks don’t need to be the only thing you use your dehydrator for though. Make the most of bulk buys, seasonal specials, and garden-fresh produce by using your dehydrator to preserve fruit. These tips will help you have the healthiest foods on hand whenever you need them!
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