Can you put vegetables in fruit leather?

Fruit leathers may be consumed as snacks, added to pie fillings, cooked with, or used as a dessert topping. A food mixer combines five parts water and one part leather to make a beverage.

Can you put vegetables in fruit leather?

You certainly can. They’d be delicious with the right flavor combination. I try to make them as versatile as possible by incorporating vegetables whenever possible. I’ve also tried varying degrees of success with unflavored pea protein or greek yogurt.

Fruit/vegetable blends that I’ve found to be successful:

Green Leather Fruit Leather with Spinach

  • Apples (cored, not peeled & cook until soft)
  • Banana (strong flavor) (strong flavor)
  • Or Grapes and baby kale
  • Kiwis (remove the ends but keep the fuzzy peels for fiber and nutrients)
  • Spinach
  • Maple syrup or honey

Red Fruit Leather with Tomatoes

  • Sweet Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mixed Berries
  • Cherries
  • Maple syrup or honey

Yellow Fruit Leather with Sweet Potato

  • Mango
  • Sweet Potato
  • Butternut Squash
  • Pineapple
  • Honey or Sugar

My Favorite Fruit Leather Combination with Veggies

  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Beetroot
  • Coconut cream
  • Maple syrup or honey

Because ratios can be tricky, make small batches and taste the puree before drying.

These easy fruit roll-ups (or fruit leather) are so good and addictive; adding vegetables makes them a very healthy snack.

How to store fruit leather?

You should store fruit leather in a cold, dry, and dark place. It may be frozen for up to a year, refrigerated for several months, or stored at room temperature for 1-2 months.

Cut them into strips and store them in an airtight container. They will keep indefinitely if properly dried.

Should I make fruit leather in an oven or a dehydrator?

Both are excellent options. You can use an oven or dehydrator to make fruit roll-ups or leather. However, a dehydrator can frequently accommodate more sheets of leather than an oven and is more energy-efficient than an oven.

To dry fruit leather, place it in a dehydrator or oven for 6-9 hours, depending on the thickness of the puree and the temperature at which it is drying.

If you use an oven, allow drying in the oven for as long as the purée takes to produce fruit leather. I normally leave it in the oven for 8 to 12 hours. It is done when the fruit leather is no longer sticky to the touch.

And if you choose to make this recipe with a air fryer here is a detailed guide: How to Make Fruit Leather in an Air Fryer

I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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