Roll up the leather!

Any of you who live in Canada and am surrounded by the ‘Roll up the Rim’ from Tim Hortons  will appreciate the spin of this post. While I enjoy my daily cup of Joe…this post is actually about rolling up your fruit leathers like you might have done as a kid.

I know I was looking to make some homemade versions of my favourite childhood snacks, and I made these fruit leathers a while back and now that I’m nearly done eating them I thought I should finally share the recipes…oops.

Pink Sunrise

(Strawberry Banana Orange)

2 oranges (make sure you take off all the pith or it will be tangy!)

2 bananas

1/2 -1 C strawberries (depending on how berry-ific you want it!)

Banana Chai Chia

Adapted from, and doubled.

2 bananas

2 T chia seeds

1 C water

8 Chai tea ice cubes*

1/8 t salt

1 t cinnamon

*I brewed a cup of Chai tea, let it cool, poured it into a ice cube tray and froze it.

Cinnamon Cranapple

1 C homemade applesauce or unsweetened store bought

1/2 C cranberries

pinch of cinnamon

For all three flavour combinations:


Spread evenly on dehydrator sheet.

Dehydrate for 6-8 hours or until leathery.

The Cinnamon Cranapple was definitely my favourite, and it was the first time I ever ‘cooked’ with cranberries. Yum YUM!

Next time I make the Banana Chai Chia I think I’ll add more spices or concentrate the Chai tea because I could barely taste it. Another note is that those come out more cracker like than fruit roll-up like. I haven’t tried it but, they might make nice dippers and/or bases for a cracker-wich. Regardless, they are tasty and pack a lot of omega power!

My least favourite was the Pink Sunrise, BUT…that was probably to do with the fact that I used up some frozen oranges that I had and did not take off all the pith before I froze them. Babies had bite…lots of fibre….but bite. Be mindful of this if you make the recipe. They would be really fantastic otherwise.

I saw these cute fruit leather purses, and would LOVE to try my hand at making them. I love the Nature Insider, it always has such unique recipes, presentations, and gorgeous photos!!

I would LOVE some flavour inspirations….please share your favourite leather flavours…or perhaps ones you think might be good to try!

~ kaia ~


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