With the snow melting away in the high-country, we’re all gearing up for spring adventures. But this also means we need healthy, trail-worthy snacks. In the process of perfecting my dehydrated fruit leather recipe, I came up with a new twist that’s been a huge hit here at home.
If you’re new to using your dehydrator, or have some frozen fruit taking up space in your freezer, this is a great starter recipe.
Tropical Paradise Fruit Leather
3 frozen bananas
1 pound frozen pineapple chunks
1 pound frozen mango
3 cups orange juice
Put all of the ingredients together in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth like a thick applesauce. Spray a fruit leather sheet lightly with coconut oil, then pour the fruit smoothie onto the sheets.
Dry at 135 degrees for 6 to 8 hours, until it easily peels from the tray. While it is still semi-warm, lay the dried leather on parchment paper, then roll it up and tie with butcher twine. Fruit leathers will keep for weeks in a cool dark place, or can last for months in the freezer.
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