Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups remind me of my childhood when my dad would go to Fruit and Veg City and stock up on the Banana and Guava variants for us.
I remember watching Cartoon Network with my brothers and sisters and peeling back the fruit roll, then slowly tearing off piece by piece, trying to make the roll-up last as long as possible.
As I grew older I started to dislike anything guava flavoured, so I thought it might be a good time to figure out how to make a roll-up in a different flavour.
I watched a few videos online and it seems the idea is simple – all you need is fresh fruit, lemon juice (to stop browning) honey/sweetener of your choice and a whole lot of patience.
These take 7 – 10 hours to dry, depending on the type of oven you have.
But the result is worth it – a refined sugar, gluten and preservative-free healthy snack.
Make these Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups on a Sunday when you are relaxing at home and have time to spare.
Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups
- 600g strawberries washed and tops cut off (You can also use mango, raspberries or guava if you like)
- The juice from half a fresh lemon
- 2 Tsp of Runny Honey
- Preheat the oven to 70 degrees Celcius and line a baking pan with baking paper
- Puree the strawberries, lemon juice and honey in a food processor until smooth
- Pour the mixture onto the baking pan and spread evenly to coat the entire paper, but be carefully not to go over the edge of the paper. I used two trays for this recipe
- Bake for 7 – 10 hours, turning the pan halfway, but you’ll know they are done when you touch them and they are no longer squishy