"FRUIT ROLL UPS"
A while ago I posted on IG that I had made fruit roll ups and lots of people wanted to know the recipe so I thought I'd do a little post on here. It really was super easy and Stan is throughly in love with them! We have normally bought the Bear Nibbles fruit yoyos which Stan likes and makes for a great treat if I'm out and about with him. I still wanted to make my own though and have full control of what went in and try and lower the cost a little...
The recipe I used is from The Green Kitchen which I've used a lot. They have some really good healthy and delicious veggie recipes in it...I recommend it. Their recipe can also be found on their blog here.
So easy, such a simple list of ingredients! I do think it is worth getting the organic apricots. The others are a pretty colour, but contain sulphur which is something I don't think we should be eating too much of!
Put everything in a blender. I put the apricots in first with the orange juice to help soak them a bit and make them easier to blend as our blender is so old and crap. On the blog recipe it says to warm the fruit in the pan to make a puree, but I use the recipe from the book which just says to blend everything.
When it is fully blended pour onto a baking sheet, or plastic one is even better. It should pour, but not move about. You need to spend time getting the mixture even so it dries out evenly. I also made a raspberry one with blackberries and raspberries and a banana. As long as you get the consistency right you can use pretty much any fruit you fancy.
Put in the oven on the lowest setting for between 5-8 hours. Yes it takes a while! I tend to make a lot so it doesn't feel like a waste of energy. Open the oven every hour or so to let the moisture out. They keep for a month so there is no problem storing them. Stanley prefers the orange ones, I think they have a better texture...I think I might sieve out the seeds next time I use raspberries or blackberries. Just cut the with scissors and roll them up while they are warmish. You can leave the baking parchment on if it is easier and then just peel and eat when you need to.
Yum! Let me know if you've done this before and any recommended fruit combinations. I'm thinking you could sneak veg in too?!