Probiotic Fruit Leathers

Fruit Leathers

I try my best to keep my cupboard full of healthy, homemade snacks for my family. It can be a lot of work, but its worth the effort! Today I’m sharing a recipe for fruit leathers made with homemade fermented fruit sauce. My recipe for fermented applesauce works great for making these. I used that recipe to make fermented pear sauce, which I used to make these fruit leathers. You can add all sorts of fruit to your fermented sauce. I used pear and banana.

To start off, you will need 1 (or more) recipe for fermented apple sauce (use any mix of fruit if you like). Be creative! I pureed 2 parts fermented pear sauce to 1 part mashed banana. Process until very smooth.
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Then spread evenly over paraflexx sheets (you can also use parchment paper). Dehydrate the fruit puree at or below 100 degrees for 12-48 hours. Check leathers every 8 hours. When the top of the fruit leather is dry, flip it over onto the mesh dehydrate sheet and peel off paraflexx or parchment paper.
PhotobucketContinue to dehydrate until both sides of the fruit leather are dry. Score the fruit leathers into desired servings. Store in an air tight container. Viola!

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Probiotic Fruit Leathers
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 (or more) full recipe for fermented apple sauce (use any mix of fruit if you like).
Instructions
  1. Process sauces until very smooth.
  2. Then spread evenly over paraflexx sheets (you can also use parchment paper).
  3. Dehydrate the fruit puree at or below 100 degrees for 12-48 hours. Check leathers every 8 hours.
  4. When the top of the fruit leather is dry, flip it over onto the mesh dehydrate sheet and peel off paraflexx or parchment paper.
  5. Continue to dehydrate until both sides of the fruit leather are dry. Score the fruit leathers into desired servings.
  6. Store in an air tight container.

 

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About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.
16 comments… add one
  • David May 6, 2012, 5:06 am

    YUM to da TUM! Right about my raw food living cultured food alley. Let me ask, as Im doing lots of kefir, water kefir, and your apple sauce recipe is again right up my alley, so I was curious once you add the water kefir to the apple sauce recipe, it essentially consumes all the sugars, making it safer for people with blood sugar issues, similiar to when you secondary ferment water kefir adding fruit juice, and it consumes the sugars still, or the organisms do. Right? Cool. So fruit leathers dont need a binder, I remember once years ago I tried to make banana leathers in my dehy, not a good look. Either

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  • Kurt March 26, 2012, 1:33 pm

    This looks very interesting. Do you need to add the banana, though, or could you just dehydrate the sauce on its own to turn it into a fruit leather?

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    • The Coconut Mama March 26, 2012, 7:40 pm

      You can use the apple sauce alone if you like! Almost any arrangement of pureed fruit will work 🙂

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      • tricia March 27, 2012, 6:58 pm

        Can’t wait to try this. Thank you for posting!
        These can just be stored in airtight container no need to refrigerate?

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        • The Coconut Mama March 28, 2012, 2:32 pm

          No problem! I recommend refrigeration 🙂

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  • Liberty October 12, 2011, 4:42 pm

    COOL! my ovens dehydrate – so cannot wait to try this…
    BLessings
    http://bit.ly/ouXgr8

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  • Melanie October 11, 2011, 10:10 pm

    OMG I need to make these!! I love and all things cultured and fermented but to combine it with fruit leather is genius…GENIUS!

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  • Pam October 11, 2011, 9:27 pm

    You have the best ideas! I’ve been so motivated in our quest for healthier living and a big part is thanks to you!

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