These are the perfect treat to give your kids, and actually, I like them myself when I fancy a sweet treat. So much better for you than candy!
They are so easy to make, and much cheaper than buying the over-priced fruit leather at the grocery store that often contain additional sugar, colourings and other additives.
Because you are making them yourself, you can control exactly what goes into them.
This recipe is easiest made in a dehydrator, but you could use the oven set at it’s lowest temperature.
Homemade Mixed Berry Fruit Rollups
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 cups mixed berries (I used an organic frozen brand that contains strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries). Fresh berries would work too.
Puree the berries and banana in a food processor. You don’t need to thaw the berries first – I just pureed them frozen.
Spread the puree out on a sheet of parchment paper placed on the dehydrator tray trying to get it as even as possible. If using the oven, spread the puree out on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Dry the fruit out in the dehydrator until the top is set. If using the oven, set it to the lowest temperature that you can and prop the door open to allow air circulation. You need to keep a close eye if using the oven to ensure that it does not burn.
Once the top is set, flip the fruit leather over and peel off the parchment paper.
Allow to dry for another few hours until the other side is no longer sticky.
Don’t over dry this or it will become brittle. You want it to be a little pliable so that you can roll it up. Mine took about 4 hours in the dehydrator in total, but it will vary depending on the heat of your dehydrator or oven.
Once your fruit leather is dry, you cut it into strips about 2″ wide. The easiest way to do this is using a pair of scissors.
Cut a strip of parchment paper a little wider and longer than each strip of fruit leather.
Lay the fruit leather on the strip of paper and roll up tightly.
Seal with a piece of tape and store in an airtight container.
And there you have it – homemade mixed berry fruit roll-ups that contain nothing but fruit.