Berry Fruit Leathers
A delicious way to get some fibre and nutrients on the trail, these lightweight berry fruit leathers are a refreshing snack for the outdoors.
- 500 g mixed berries - I used a mix of frozen blackberries, strawberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants
- 4 apples
If using frozen berries begin by thawing them, either leaving to defrost at room temperature or heating on a low heat for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel and core the apples being sure to leave no peel or pips. Then chop roughly into 1cm squared pieces to make them easier to blend.
Add the berries and apple to the food processor and blend until smooth. This will be about 10 minutes and you may need to scrape the sides of any mixture throughout.
In the meantime, prepare your trays by lining them with baking paper.
Once the mixture is smooth, spread it evenly over your trays about ½cm in thickness.
Stack the trays and set the dehydrator to 70°C to dry out.
Rotate your shelves every hour so they dry evenly. It'll take between 6-9 hours for them to dry completely.
Once dried let them set for 20 minutes before rolling and tying. Your berry fruit leathers are ready to eat right away or can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.
Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg