All-Natural Fruit Roll-Ups

This kid-friendly recipe turns fresh apples and strawberries into a delicious Paleo version of fruit roll-ups. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can dry the fruit in roughly half the time given in the recipe by placing it in the oven on the lowest setting.

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All-Natural Fruit Roll-Ups

Servings 1

Total Time: 10 hours

Cook Time: 10-14 hours

Nutrition Information

calories 353

carbohydrate 89g

protein 5g

Ingredients

  • 2 large apple(s)
  • 2 cup(s) strawberries, fresh greens removed
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup(s) water purified

Instructions

  1. Core and dice apples.
  2. Add diced apples, strawberries, 1/4 cup of purified water and cinnamon in a blender and process about 30 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture on a teflex sheet and place in a plastic dehydrator.
  4. Dehydrate for 6-8 hours.
  5. Remove teflex and flip fruit.
  6. Continue drying another 4-6 hours.

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Comments

  1. Yes. Parchment paper will work quite well! I Haven’t tried THIS recipe yet but I have dehydrated some fruit leathers before and I used parchment paper.

    1. Yes, just set it at the lowest temperature. Make sure you have something underneath it to catch anything that drips, maybe prop the door open a bit so it doesn’t get too hot in there, and watch it carefully!

    1. @Jenny – We actually haven’t tried this in the oven, so I’m not positive. However, I’d assume it’s going to take less time in the oven since even at the lowest heat (and with the door propped open) it’s going to be hotter than a dehydrator. It might even be more like half the time in the oven. Watch it carefully and let us know how it goes!

      Thanks,
      Neely

  2. Nice! I made these for my lil guy the other day when I had a bunch of strawberries & bananas that were about to go “bad” and was sick of making muffins & breads. Different recipe, kinda just made it up along the way and it didn’t require a dehydrator.
    @Phil and @Jenny here is the recipe I used for cooking in an oven
    About 2c strawberries, 1 large banana ended up adding about a spoonful of agave nectar- 1 good squeeze (and it is not necessary, just for extra sweetness, or if fruit is extra tart tasting) Blend in blender until smooth, spread on rimmed cookie sheet evenly in the oven at 175 degrees (then turning up to 185 after an hour or so to try & speed up process) for about 2 1/2- 3 hours, basically until you cannot leave indentation into the center (you should be able to tell by the way it looks)

  3. Wow, this is a cool recipe. I love fruit roll ups so I will give these a try. I will need use an oven since I don’t have a dehydrator.

  4. I tried the oven one and it worked great! They tasted great and even the ones who werent in the diet loved them

    1. Brookee – It’s Fahrenheit. If your oven doesn’t go that low, you can just put it at the lowest temperature and prop the door of the oven open with a fork a little bit.

  5. I bought a dehydrator and used this recipe. It came out great. I used parchment paper and it worked perfectly fine. I coated it with grapeseed oil first.

  6. I’ve been hinting to my husband that a dehydrator would be a good Christmas gift! I would really love to make these for my kiddos!

  7. These sound great and healthy. Great snack for when your out and about. Many shop bought fruit roll ups have added preservatives included in them making them unhealthy.
    Can an oven be used to dehydrate it or can you leave it out for the room temp or sun dehydrate the food?

    1. You can use your oven for some dehydration if set very low and often with gas stoves there is not even a need to turn it on due to the pilot lights producing low level heat. Just be careful because you want to pull the water out without actually cooking the roll-ups.

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