These have been a massive hit in our house for a number of years. My kids always wanted me to buy them in the shop however they were full of ingredients that we don’t want especially with an ADHD kid and another with eczema. We now have this recipe fine tuned and a regular in the lunch box.
Its great if you can go berry picking and collect your own fruit with the kids but realistically for todays parents that’s not always possible. I do keep an eye out at the supermarket for fruit that is on sale, especially berries.
These roll ups are great as a snack, there is no sugar apart from the honey (not great for little ones under 1 year old) and natural sugars from the fruit. You can try different fruits for different flavours and if you hate the seeds, just push the fruit through a sieve.
- 5 cups / 950g berries
- teaspoon of honey (sweeten a little more if desired)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees Fahrenheit (or the lowest temperature your oven will go).
- Line a large (17×12 inch) rimmed baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Rinse berries and remove stems from berries, if necessary.
- In a blender or food processor, add the berries. If you do not have a blender or processor, get out a fork and with some work it can work as well!
- Add honey and lemon juice and then blend until smooth.
- For a smooth finish, pour puree through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds.
- Pour pureed fruit onto baking sheet and spread evenly over the entire tray.
- Place pan in oven and bake for 5-6 hours, rotating the tray halfway through the drying process. Remove from oven when the puree has set and is no longer sticky.
- Allow the tray to cool completely. If you used a silicone baking mat, gently peel the cooled fruit leather and transfer onto a large sheet of wax paper.
- Cut the paper-lined fruit leather into long strips and roll.
- Store fruit roll-ups in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.