DIY Fruit Leathers, By Heather Kelly

With the snow melting away in the high-country, we’re all gearing up for spring adventures, whether that be hunting, scouting or training. 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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