Fruit Roll-Ups

Homemade Fruit Roll-ups

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…it doesn’t matter when you have Fruit Roll-Ups, they’re always good! I’m not one of those talented and committed girls that dehydrate everything and eat it all raw but I’m slowly learning a few things. I go for the easy ones…something I have on hand or that’s on sale. Sometimes its trial and error but in the end its tasty!

I love having a few healthy snacks on hand and these are great because they help curb that sweet craving, no sugar, just real fruit! The best is fresh fruit; puree and discard seeds if necessary. I’ve found that depending on the climate you’re in, it may take a little less time to dry them. You want them to be a little sticky to the touch, not dry or they’ll be fruit crackers when you’re finished! Trust me! 🙂

Have fun and try your own combinations and flavors. You can always add 100% juice or water if liquid is needed. Fresh fruit is always the best but frozen and canned will also work and sometimes needed for my budget! If you use either frozen or canned, you may not need to add liquid as they tend to have more water in them. Enjoy!

Peach & Pear Fruit Roll-Ups

3 large fresh peaches

3 large fresh pears

1/2-1 cup water

2 tsp cinnamon

Peal, core and quarter fruit. Place in a blender and add 1/2 cup water. Blend on high. Add a little more water if necessary to blend smooth. Add cinnamon and mix well. Pour onto lightly greased drying sheets and dehydrate for 2-4 hours checking every 15 min. towards the end. Cut fruit with a pizza cutter and roll into snack size portions. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. Great for snacks, lunches and traveling.

Variations:

Very Berry

2 cups blueberries

1 cup black raspberries

1/2 cup apple juice

Follow as directed above. Strain mixture to remove seeds and follow instructions for drying.

Strawberry-Banana

2 cups fresh strawberries

1 very ripe banana

1/2 cup water

Follow as directed above.

May your day be full of tasty, healthy little snacks!

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