These tropical fruit leathers taste like a ray of sunshine. Made of strawberries, mangoes, and bananas, this is the perfect snack to lift your spirits on or off the trail.
Store-bought fruit leathers – while delicious – can be expensive and loaded with additives. We prefer to make our own at home using a dehydrator. Making your own fruit leathers is not only cheaper, but it’s also a great way to use ripe produce. You can experiment with different combinations. For this recipe, we went with mango, banana, and strawberry, but a lot of different types of tropical fruit would work. When in season, fresh fruit is best. But there are a lot of great flash-frozen fruits in the freezer section of your grocery store. Just be sure to defrost them before you begin.
Prep time of 5 minutes, cook time of 4 hours.
Special equipment: dehydrator, dehydrator tray liner, offset spatula
- 1 lb. strawberries, stems removed
- ½ lb. mangoes
- 2 bananas
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 Tbsp. sugar, or to taste
- Thaw fruit, if frozen.
- Add fruit, lemon juice, sugar to a blender and blend until smooth. Lightly oil your dehydrator fruit leather trays.
- Divide the fruit purée evenly across the trays.
- The purée should be spread out in an even ¼” layer.
- Set your dehydrator to 135 F and dehydrate 4-6 hours.
- Remove trays from dehydrator and carefully peel the leather off the trays.
- Cut into strips, roll and store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.
Nutrition facts per serving
Calories 59; protein 1 g; fat 0 g; carbs 15 g.
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