oven dried blueberry fruit leather

Oven Dried Blueberry Fruit Leather {100% Fruit}

Meredith 8:45 am

This oven dried blueberry fruit leather is one of my family’s favorite on-the go healthy snacks.  With just two ingredients, and no added sugar, these blueberry apple fruit roll-ups are a delicious and healthy treat your whole family will love.

easy oven dried blueberry fruit leather recipe

 

Homemade blueberry fruit leather is a healthy, on-the-go snack!

These little fruit rolls are an easy, mess-free way to enjoy fruit as healthy on-the-go treat.  The little blueberry rolls fit perfectly in school lunch containers and are also great for snacks and picnics.

Healthy recipes for enjoying outside also happen to be the theme for this month’s Recipe Redux“Show us the healthy recipes you like to bring on a picnic – or serve outside.”

Simple steps to make oven dried blueberry fruit roll-ups:

Oven dried blueberry fruit leather is an easy to make, healthy snack.  With just two ingredients, a blender, and some time you can have a naturally sweet snack your whole family will love.

frozen blueberries and an apple for fruit leather

You can make this oven baked blueberry apple fruit leather on either a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet.  Just please do not try making it on plastic wrap, wax paper, or foil!  The plastic and wax paper will likely melt and it is VERY hard to remove the fruit leather from aluminum foil.

checking to see if blueberry fruit leather is finished baking

When the blueberry fruit leather is finally dry, transfer the parchment paper to a cutting board and cut into strips.  My children like small rolls similar to fruit by the foot, so I cut strips that are a about an inch and a half wide.

Roll-up the dried blueberry leather and pack it up for snack, school lunch, or your next picnic.  And consider doubling the batch (and cooking it on two baking sheets)… this fruit leather will be gone before you know it!

finished oven dried blueberry fruit leather
Be warned… your little helpers may try to eat this healthy snack as soon as it is ready!

Oven Dried Blueberry Fruit Leather Recipe

4.88 from 16 votes
simple homemade oven baked blueberry fruit leather
Oven Dried Blueberry Fruit Leather
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 5 mins
 

A healthy, delicious and mess free way to eat fruit on-the-go!  With just two ingredients (and no added sugar) these oven dried blueberry roll-ups are perfect for school lunches and picnics.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free, fruit roll up, gluten free, healthy fruit snack recipe, healthy kid snacks, healthy snack, no added sugar, oven, vegan, whole30
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 85 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 apple unpeeled, core removed (peal if not organic)
  • 2 cups blueberries wild, thawed if using frozen
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. Add cored apple and thawed blueberries to blender

  3. Puree until smooth

  4. Pour the fruit puree onto a parchment lined baking sheet

  5. Spread puree until it almost reaches the edge of the parchment

  6. Lift up the baking sheet and gently jiggle the puree until it is a uniform thickness

  7. Bake the blueberry apple puree in preheated oven for 2 hours

  8. Reduce temperature in oven to 160 degrees F, continue baking for another 2 hours

  9. Remove blueberry fruit leather from oven.  Test if it is done by gently lifting the side of the fruit sheet

  10. If the fruit easily releases from the parchment paper, the fruit leather is finished baking. If not, return to oven and bake for one more hour

  11. Once fruit leather is dry enough to remove from the parchment paper, transfer the entire sheet to a cutting board and cut into strips approximately 1.5 inches wide

  12. Roll strips and enjoy right away or transfer to an airtight container.  This blueberry fruit leather can be stored at room temperature for up to four days or in the refrigerator for up to one week

How long can you store homemade fruit leather?

I have stored this fruit leather in an airtight container at room temperature for over a week without any problems.  It can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.  But to be honest, this blueberry fruit leather rarely lasts more than a day or two in our house!

Homemade blueberry fruit leather tips and tricks

  • One cup apple sauce can be used in place of the whole apple (total fiber content will be reduced)
  • A food processor can be used instead of a blender, though blueberry seeds will be present in the fruit leather
  • Do not use aluminum foil, plastic wrap or wax paper!  The blueberry leather will stick to the foil and become very hard to remove.  And plastic wrap and wax paper are not meant for use in the oven
  • A silicone baking sheet can be used instead of parchment paper

Other delicious oven dried fruit snack recipes

Want to try other delicious oven dried fruit snacks?  In addition to these delicious homemade blueberry fruit roll-ups, my family loves oven dried strawberries and peach chips made with freshly picked summer fruit.  Both snacks transform sweet and juicy summer fruit into a portable, mess-free snack.

how to make dried strawberries
Oven Dried Strawberries {Vegan, Paleo}
easy to make oven dried peach chips
Oven Dried Peach Chips {Vegan, Paleo}

 

 

 

 

 

 

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easy to make homemade blueberry fruit leather

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Homemade blueberry fruit leather can be made in the oven! This delicious fruit leather is 100% fruit with no added sugar is my littles' favorite healthy snack.

40 Comments

  1. This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this for my kiddos. I’ve never seen blueberry used in fruit strips of gummies.

    • Thanks Kristen! This is definitely a favorite in our house. I just made four batches for back-to-school snacks… I am hoping they last a week or two. I hope your kiddos enjoy!

  2. yum yum yum! I’ve never made fruit leather because I always thought I needed a dehydrator. I sure wish I had this recipe back when my kids were little. Have you done this with other fruit?

    • Hi Bernice! I was the same way… so thankful I realized I could make fruit leather and fruit chips in my oven! I have tried raspberries and cherries as substitutes for the blueberries in this fruit leather paper. The raspberries were too tart and the texture of the cherry paper was just off. I also tried it with strawberries but my boys preferred our homemade dried strawberries (https://feedthemwisely.com/oven-dried-strawberries). Thanks for reading! Meredith

  3. I am finally making these today! Suggestions for storing leftovers and how long they’ll keep?

    • Hi Katie – I store the fruit roll-ups in an airtight container either on the counter for up to a week or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If you want to store them longer, I can’t think of any reason that you couldn’t freeze them. Just let the air-tight container come to room temperature before opening it (to prevent condensation on the fruit rolls). I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

  4. How do you think these would do freezing? It’s just me and boyfriend and not sure how fast we could eat them 😊

    • Carmela – These blueberry fruit rolls freeze just fine. Just make sure you keep them in an airtight container in the freezer and do not open the container while you are thawing the snacks… depending on how humid it is where you live, you don’t want condensation on the fruit leather as it is coming to room temperature. I hope you enjoy them! Meredith

  5. I’m so excited for blueberry picking this year! We have lots of secret wild blueberry spots, and this will be the perfect way to preserve our harvest!

  6. This is such an awesome idea for school lunches and such a great, easy cooking project to get the kids involved with. I’m so impressed!

    • Leslie-Anne – this is definitely one of my boys’ favorite cooking projects to help with! While their favorite role is “official taste testers” they also really enjoy helping with the blender…

  7. What a fun project for the kids and it’s super healthy too!

  8. I had no idea how easy this was to make and only two ingredients! Definitely trying this.

  9. It’s wonderful that you can make a real-food version of these roll-ups! I’d like to try them. Thank you for the tip about what paper to use.

  10. These are lovely. Can’t wait to make them for my kids. And I love the name of your blog, perfect! 🙂

  11. Can’t wait to try these with my kids! Or without them… haha. I *might* share. 😉

  12. I’ve made mango fruit leather before but this blue/purple color is calling my name!

  13. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Oh my goodness this is such a great idea!!! I have never made fruit leather this way, only in a dehydrator when I used to have one. I cannot wait to try this! My kids are going to be so excited (I will happily be enjoying some too!).

    • Thank you Emily! This recipe was inspired by the fruit leather my Mom used to make for me with her dehydrator. I just can’t justify one more kitchen gadget… thus the necessity of an oven-baked recipe!

  14. This is so cool! I never knew fruit leather was this easy to make. Definitely takes me back to my childhood but this is so much healthier!

  15. This is amazing! Love that color. Sharing with my daughters:)

  16. Oh my! I love how easy this is! My kids clamor for any fruit leather..here is one I would happily give them!

  17. What a great idea! I haven’t made fruit leather in forever, the blueberries make it so pretty!

  18. Ooh I’m excited to try fruit leather at home. It’s always seemed so intimidating!

  19. This is such a wonderful idea!!! I love fruit leather and have always wanted to make it homemade. I can’t wait to try!

  20. This looks SO delish! I have been wanting to try fruit leather but haven’t done it yet! Pinning 🙂

  21. Yum! Will be making these for our kids!

  22. I always have a huge bag of wild blueberries in my freezer. Making this soon. May use applesauce instead of apples since I have some. I think that would work ok, don’t you? Love this recipe!

    • Thank you Mona! You are definitely right, one cup of apple sauce would be a fine substitution for a whole apple. Thanks so much for the thought – I hope you enjoy the fruit leather!

  23. Have always wanted to make some of these! Seems more easy than I thought – and couldn’t get easier ingredient wise!

    • Thanks Kelly! These blueberry fruit leather is definitely easy… though it took multiple batches to get the cooking time and temperature right! When I kept them at 200 degrees for the full time we ended up with blueberry chips (though they were also delicious!!!).

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