It is so much fun and tasty to make your own fruit leather strips. It is also easy to prepare and easy to vary with different flavour combinations. Raspberry Fruit Leather Strips is the perfect treat for peckish kids (and adults)!
For this recipe I have used raspberry and banana. It has an intense raspberry flavour with just a hint of banana which I have added more for the sweetness. It is easy to swap the raspberries for other types of berries or fruit but if you leave out the banana you might want to add another natural sweetener like agave syrup, honey or apple sauce. As long as the thickness and texture of the fruit mixture stays the same you are fine. You could also add other flavourings like for example cinnamon, vanilla or orange zest. Whatever comes in your mind…
Raspberry Fruit Leather Strips
- 300 g raspberry, frozen or fresh
- 200 g banana
- Heat the oven to 50°C/122°F.
- Mix raspberry and banana in a blender until you receive a texture similar to a thick smoothie.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a baking tray, covered in baking paper. The layer should be around 5 mm thick.
- Dry inside the oven for about 6-8 hours (or even longer). The time given depends on which type of oven you use and the thickness of the fruit layer. Open the oven every hour to let some moisture out.
- Once the fruit mixture has turned into a leather like texture you take it out from the oven and remove the baking paper. Make sure that the fruit leather is completely dry and doesn’t contain any moisture. Roll up the leather and slice it in 2-3 cm strips. Place them in an airtight container. If you store your fruit leather strips inside the refrigerator they will stay fine for a couple of months. But I can ensure you that they won’t last that long!
Note: Depending on the size of your oven it might be necessary to divide the fruit mixture between two baking trays. If you have a convection oven you may place both trays inside at the same time.