Try these super simple homemade Fruit Roll-Ups. Your kids will love them!
Author:Julie- My Merry Messy Life
1 cup fruit (I used frozen/thawed organic blueberries from Costco)
¾ cup coconut milk or about ½ cup water or coconut water
Juice of half lemon, optional
1T honey or maple syrup (taste your purée before adding sweetener. My son doesn’t mind these being no-so-sweet)
Blend ingredients till smooth
Pour part of the mixture onto a sheet (Place your parchment on your dehydrator sheets beforehand. This mixture filled about 3 of my sheets.)
Smooth the mixture till it’s thin and even on the sheet. (Use an offset spatula to smooth or pick up the dehydrator sheet and tilt it back and forth to smooth the mixture)
Dehydrate on low(about 135F) for 4-6 hours or until mixture is totally dried through but not cracking. I like to rotate the sheets 90 degrees a couple of times.
If baking in the oven, 175F for 2-3 is ideal. If your oven doesn’t go that low you can stick a wooden spoon in the door to prop it open and release some heat. Keep an eye on them so they don’t get too dried out.
Once dehydrate and cooled, cut the sheets into strips and roll them up. If you’re using the parchment paper you can cut the paper and fruit at the same time. If you’ve used a silpat then you can just roll up the fruit sans paper. I haven’t found the paper necessary to keep them from sticking, although my son does get a kick out of unrolling the paper.
I keep these in my pantry in an air-tight container and they should last a few weeks or more…although my son doesn’t’ allow that to happen.