What is a fruit leather or fruit roll up? It’s ultimately whole blended fruit which is poured into a thin layer and then dried out. You can think of it like making a fruit smoothie and drying it out. Fruit leathers are commonly made up of a mixture of fruits that are blended together, however other ingredients can be added to enhance flavours and make unique combinations such as yoghurt (to give the roll ups a creamy texture) and spices such as cinnamon (to add a kick of flavour and difference to the everyday fruit roll up recipe).
The best tools to have when making fruit roll ups are a good quality blender and a food dehydrator. A blender will allow you to whip the ingredients together in just a few moments and give you a beautiful smooth texture. Also, by using a blender there is no need to stew the fruits over a stove prior to straining or pureeing. You simply put the raw ingredients into a blender and the work is done for you. These ‘raw’ fruits retain their living enzymes and nutrients as they have not been exposed to heat through the often lengthy ‘stewing’ process.
The food dehydrator replaces an oven in the fruit roll up making process. A food dehydrator usually costs about 4 cents an hour to run compared to an oven which costs around 60 cents an hour to run. This adds up when the average time taken to make a fruit leather is 8 hours!
You can find our favourite blender, food dehydrator and dehydrator accessories for making fruit roll ups at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!
Blend together the following ingredients for the tastiest fruit leathers. Each recipe makes around large 4 fruit leathers. If you think four trays isn’t enough, simply double the below recipes to make more!
This fruit leather tastes naughty but really it’s not. If you love strawberries, this one is for you! The touch of creaminess from the yoghurt makes this fruit roll up an even more satisfying snack.
This is the perfect summer fruit roll up. Super fresh and tangy - wonderful if you like a bit of sourness!
A delicious combination of flavours with the perfect balance of sweet and spice. Another classic variation of this recipe is apple & cinnamon or pear & cinnamon. Simply replace the bananas with apples or pears and forget the yoghurt!
This roll up has such a nice kick of flavour to it with the added ginger. This is one for the adults!
Once you have poured the apricot mixture out on the sheet, sprinkle the top with an additional 50g of dried/desiccated coconut. This gives your fruit roll up a crunchy texture, plus it looks great!
The addition of chia seeds adds both fibre and protein meaning this roll up will keep you fuller for longer and is the perfect healthy snack to avoid cravings in the afternoon. If you are short on time, you can use store bought applesauce as a substitute for the fresh apples, however be sure to look out for hidden sugars in store bought goods like this.
This beautifully sweet fruit roll up is perfect for squeezing some extra veggies into your diet. Also great for giving the kids extra vitamins and minerals as they won't even know what's hidden in them!
We like to set our blender on the 'pulse' function for this one, which allows the mixture to be only slightly mixed/blended through; that way when you pour out the mixture it makes a lovely swirl pattern.
Blend or puree the mango, then add the pulp from 3 passion fruits and stir through the mango mixture. This adds texture and looks great!
The pineapple gives the raspberries a beautiful natural sweetness and is perfect as an after dinner sweetness. Short on raspberries? Try this recipe with strawberries instead.
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