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.
(Strawberry Banana Orange)
2 oranges (make sure you take off all the pith or it will be tangy!)
1/2 -1 C strawberries (depending on how berry-ific you want it!)
Banana Chai Chia
Adapted from food.com, and doubled.
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.
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 would LOVE some flavour inspirations….please share your favourite leather flavours…or perhaps ones you think might be good to try!
~ kaia ~