We’re excited to introduce Community Recipes, where we’ll regularly feature Brandless community members. This week we’re sharing a recipe from Kelsey Olsen of @kao_inspo in Minneapolis. We love recipes that make something unique and delicious out of minimal ingredients, and Kelsey’s 2-ingredient fruit leathers fit the bill. Here’s an excerpt from Kelsey’s original blog post.
Fruit Roll-Ups were one of my all time favorite childhood snacks. I remember going to my Grammy’s house when I was little, and she would always have fruit rollups for me to snack on . . . what a treat!
One of the things I love about baking is knowing and controlling every ingredient in the recipe. The fruit roll-ups I had when I was a kid were delicious, but what I like about this recipe is that these fruit roll-ups are made up of two ingredients-fruit and organic honey.
- 2 cups of mixed berries or your desired fruit
- 2-3 tsp. Brandless Organic Honey
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
- Measure out 2 cups of your desired fruit and add to blender (I used frozen fruit, so I let it thaw before).
- Add honey to blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste fruit mixture, and add more honey if desired.
- Line an 11x15” baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
- Spread mixture evenly onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet or baking mat (about 1/8 in. thick).
- Place baking sheet in oven and cook for about 4-4.5 hours, turning 180 degrees every hour.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Place leather on parchment paper (if it didn't bake on parchment) to make the cutting and storing process easier.
- Cut fruit leather into one inch strips and roll up.
- Enjoy!! Store in zip lock bag or air tight container.
For next time . . .
I will definitely be making this recipe again and trying out some fun new fruit combinations. I also might purchase a silicone baking mat if I make fruit leather again. I had some issues keeping the parchment paper flat on the baking sheet, so the leather didn’t bake completely smooth. That being said, parchment paper worked just fine. If you want to remove the fruit seeds from your leather, just strain the mixture after blending it and before baking.
This fruit leather recipe is easy to customize into your favorite fruity flavor. Some other fruit leather flavors I want to try include peach, strawberry, plum, and raspberry. I also think it would be fun to mix together two flavors to create a fun tie-dyed look.
All in all . . .
Fruit leather is a fun snack to make and an opportunity to reminisce on the delicious fruit roll-ups I used to enjoy back in the day. With only two ingredients, it is very easy to assemble. The most time consuming part of this recipe is waiting for the leather to bake and rotating the baking sheet periodically. This recipe is one you should make when you are planning on spending a day at home, considering the amount of baking time. Fruit leather is a great option for those of you looking for a sweet snack. Enjoy and happy snacking!