These homemade strawberry fruit roll ups are so easy to make and only require three ingredients. They make a delicious healthy treat or snack made naturally with fresh fruit.
One of my favourite snacks, when I was a kid, was fruit roll ups. Do you remember them? Those little packets of sugary fruit leather rolled up between a piece of wax paper. I remember all the different flavours and all the ways to eat them-my favourite being to take the fruit roll up, wrapping it around my index finger, and sucking on it like a lollipop. (Hey, it’s what all the kids were doing those days!)
Fast forward to today, and I’m still a huge fan of fruity treats. Though these days I’ve definitely switched gears towards healthier options. (For the most part…still gotta have unhealthy treats sometimes, right?)
I saw a video on youtube a while back of someone making fruit leather at home. I was instantly in awe at how few ingredients were needed, and how insanely healthy it was. In fact, you could technically make them with just one ingredient…fruit.
Some notes on the recipe:
Basically, these homemade strawberry fruit roll ups are just pureed and dehydrated strawberries! (I know, mind blown.) I love strawberry recipes for the summer time, and after making these strawberry rhubarb chia cups, these fruit roll ups were next on my list! I’ve added some lemon juice to the recipe, which helps the fruit from browning and a little bit of maple syrup. The sweeter is completely optional and will vary depending on how naturally sweet your batch of strawberries are.
You can also make this recipe with pretty much any fruit. Just substitute the four cups of strawberries for whatever fruit your heart desires! Mango, peach or raspberry would be particularly good for the summer season!
If you own a dehydrator, you can go ahead and make these fruit roll ups in there, though if you’re like me and you don’t have a dehydrator, you’ll be making these in the oven. Luckily, you can actually dehydrate recipes in the oven by setting the oven temperature very low, (in this case 170 degrees F) and letting the recipe dry out for a few hours. If you’re still curious of the process I found this great video from weelicious that’ll show you how it’s done!
It is a bit of a long process, but it’s totally worth it! My fruit roll ups took about 5 hours in the oven, though this can vary depending on how hot your oven gets, and how thin you spread your fruit roll ups. These are great to prep on a day that you know you’ll be home for the afternoon.
These homemade strawberry fruit roll ups are:
- Naturally sweetened
Once made, make sure to store these in an airtight container.Print
All you need is three ingredients to make these homemade fruit roll ups!
- 4 cups strawberries
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (may need less or more depending how sweet your strawberries are)
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F and line a baking pan with a silicone baking mat.
- Puree the strawberries, lemon juice and maple syrup in a high-speed blender or food processor until smooth.
- Pour the mixture onto the baking pan and spread evenly to coat the entire baking mat.
- Bake for 4-5 hours, turning the pan halfway.
- You’ll know they are done when you touch them and they are no longer soft or sticky
Make sure to spread the mixture as evenly as possible on the pan so it bakes evenly.
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