This girl loves her sugar. (I have no idea where she gets it.)
I am always looking for ways I can give her some sweetness without the intense sugar high. So when I came across a two ingredient fruit roll-up recipe on my aunt's feed I had to try it - immediately. Seriously, I grabbed Ella and we got right down to making some fruit roll-ups.
All you need are two ingredients.
Fruit & Honey (or some other sweetener)
We used strawberries and blueberries with a tablespoon of agave nectar sweetener. Tossed it in the blender till it was a nice puree and then poured it out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. FYI - the parchment paper is kind of necessary. Set the oven for 225 degrees and bake for 3 hours.
Yes, 3 HOURS.
One nap and one outfit change later we were enjoying our fruit roll-ups.
Leaving it on the parchment paper, cut them into strips and roll them up to enjoy now or later.
We chose now.
(Ella has started a new fashion statement - underwear as outerwear. Yes, she does wear this out of the house.)
The official review: great flavor but we need to master the texture. I've heard these referred to as fruit leathers and it makes sense. These were a tad tough nothing too bad. Next time I will pour the mixture a little thicker and more even. Or if I can't get the mixture to pour thicker, I will bake it a little less. I'm not sure this will be a common go-to snack for us. They were yummy and a fun change but I have no issue getting Ella to eat fresh fruit so I probably won't go through the effort (although small) to make these very often.
Bottom line: Fun, tasty and super easy but not a new obsession.
We will definitely make them again though.