Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups Recipe – A Healthy snack for kids! Perfect for the lunchbox and as an afternoon pick me up after school. No sugar added!
Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups Recipe
Are you looking for healthy lunchbox snack ideas for your kids? Then you should try this delicious Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups Recipe. It only has one ingredient – Strawberries.
No sugar or additives added. My girls go crazy for them so I make sure to prepare a few batches and keep them in a zip top bag in my pantry.
You can really make your homemade fruit roll ups with any fruit you’d like. We have done Strawberries, Mango and Peach. Try to use fruits that are “meaty” and stay away from “mealy” ones like apples and pears.
My next fruit would definitely be Papaya. This would make a perfect healthy lunchbox snack since it doesn’t require refrigeration at all. And this Strawberry Fruit Roll Up is less sticky than the commercial kind but oh so chewy and leathery.
To make your Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups simply grab a pint of fresh, stemless strawberries and puree them. I used my handy dandy Blendtec but you can certainly use your food processor. Do not add water, simply use the fruit puree.
Spread your puree on a silicone or parchment paper lined sheet pan evenly. Use a spatula to help you. Try to spread as evenly as possible to it will all cook at the same time.
Use the lowest setting on your oven to bake. I baked mine at 150 degrees F for 8 hours. Start checking your strawberries at the 6-hour mark – When the leather is dry it is ready.
It oh so easy! I know it takes a long time to bake but since the oven is low you don’t have to keep checking them all the time. After you try this Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups I promise you will stop buying the commercial kind which is full of sugar and additives.
Here’s a collage of the entire process. As you can see, prep time takes less than 2 minutes and the 8 hours in the oven is so worth it.
Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups Recipe - A Healthy snack for kids! Perfect for the lunchbox and as an afternoon pick me up after school. No sugar added!
Preheat Oven to 150 Degrees F (or as low as your oven can go)
Using a food processor or high-speed blender, puree the strawberries
With a spatula, spread the puree onto a cookie sheet lined with silicone or parchment paper. Make sure you spread the puree evenly.
Place in the oven for 6-8 hours or until the mixture is dry
Carefully, peel off the paper and roll it using parchment paper
Keep them at room temperature in a zip top bag