31 Fruit Leather Recipes That Use Real Fruits

Store-bought fruit roll-ups are old news. If you haven’t tried a homemade fruit leather before, it’s time for a change. Each roll is packed with nutrients and tang, making it a perfect snack for children. Enjoy these 31 fruit leather recipes…

1. Mango Fruit Leather Recipe

It’s been a while since I posted a fruit leather recipe here and since I get requests for them once in a while, I thought I’d post a new one today–mango! While I’m not one to discriminate when it comes to fruit leather, I think mango and banana are my two favorites because both can be made without any added sweetener. No added sugar, no honey, no agave–just fruit.

From: OhMyVeggies

2. Applesauce Fruit Leathers

Hey, guys!  I am super excited to share a new recipe and website with you today!  Over the summer months, I had decided to go ahead and start a “healthier” recipe blog and we came up with Simply Healthy Made.  It’s been quite a while but I finally have the first post up to share with you!

From: TheTaylorHouse

3. Sweet Potato & Apple Fruit Leathers

Want your kids to eat more veggies?  Make fruit leather.  You can add just about anything to some pureed fruit,  and you have an easy, take along snack to keep your kids happy while on the go.  Today’s recipe was my little 2-year old’s idea.  We got several sweet potatoes in our weekly CSA box, and she suggested we use them when I was trying to figure out what kind of fruit leathers to make.  So, here it is:  Spiced Sweet Potato Apple Fruit Leather.

From: SavoryLotus

4. Pumpkin Spice Fruit Leathers

Pumpkin Spice Fruit Leathers are a fall snack that will bring you back to your childhood eating fruit roll ups but in the most festively seasonal way!

From: DomesticallyBlissful

5. Grape Juice Fruit Leather Recipe

Making homemade snacks has become a great way to save on our grocery bill and eat healthier. This grape juice fruit leather recipe uses minimal ingredients and requires no special equipment (not even a dehydrator!). Give it a try and give up the corn syrup-filled gummies!

From: MustHaveMom

6. Spicy Strawberry-Serrano Fruit Leather

Make your own chili-fruit leathers at home with a dehydrator and a few simple ingredients. Like fruit roll-ups, they make for a great sweet, spicy snack.

From: ChiliPepperMadness

7. Strawberry Fruit Leather

For all of the Gen X peeps like me – do you remember the original Fruit Roll-ups? If so, you know that they were once much more fruit-like and natural. I miss those old school snacks!

From: MomSpark

8. Plum Fruit Leather Recipe

Today I am going to show you how to make Fruit Leather using plums. Over the weekend the hubs did a Costco run & picked up a whole bunch of produce. After just a few short days I was surprised to see that the entire box of plums he bought were already quite soft.

From: The36thAvenue

9. Lavashak Fruit Leather Recipe

Addicted is the only way to describe the way I feel about this Persian version of fruit leather. It’s the inherent tart and sour qualities that I love so much – not too sweet, super fragrant and deliciously chewy. I was first introduced to lavashak by my friend’s mother, who makes sheets of it with fruit from her orchard, summer after summer. The traditional method is to pick lots of fresh stone fruit, like plums, pluots, sour cherries, apricots or peaches, cook them down into a thick sauce, spread them over ceramic plates and allow them to dry naturally in the sun over a period of days. It’s a great way to preserve summer’s best fruit. And kids love it too!

From: HonestlyYum

10. Sneaky Green Apple Fruit Leather

…and it was good! Like really, objectively good. Not good for fruit leather with spinach in it, but good good. You don’t taste the spinach at all. To make sure it wasn’t a fluke, I made it again and it was still tasty. I wanted to be absolutely sure it worked out, so I tried it a third time. By the time I got to the fourth trial, I knew the recipe worked, I just wanted more fruit leather.

From: OhMyVeggies

11. Red Raspberry Fruit Leather

I love this raspberry fruit leather recipe because it is such a year-round, healthy snacking delight. It’s made with just three simple ingredients, making it naturally vegan or paleo (depending on the sweetener you choose) and free from top allergens. It can be packed into lunch boxes, zipped into baggies for hitting the trails, and the wonderful red hue even makes it a gift-able nutritious treat for sharing on most major holidays.

From: GoDairyFree

12. Apricot Fruit Leather Recipe

Since it’s not sticky, this is a tasty, nutritious snack that’s perfect to take along on whatever trail you travel. In pioneer days, fruit leather was made by thinly rolling fruit and drying it in the sun.

From: TasteOfHome

13. Cuties Clementines Fruit Leather

So  I’d thought I’d help parents out by making a delicious sugar free orange fruit leather made with clementines. There’s nothing better than making homemade fruit leather recipe yourself. That way you know exactly what’s in it!

From: ThisMamaCooks

14. Peach-Strawberry Fruit Leather

This kid-friendly fruit snack recipe requires just 4 ingredients. Plastic wrap can only be used in the oven if it is on low heat, and you shouldn’t attempt this recipe if you’re not comfortable with cooking with plastic wrap.

From: MyRecipes

15. Persimmon Fruit Leather Recipe

Grab as many persimmons as you can get your hands on and make this sweet and healthy Persimmon Fruit Leather treat that will have your kids ripping off long strips before you even have time to roll it up for them!

From: Weelicious

16. Strawberry Mango Fruit Leather

There’s no need to buy store-bought fruit leather with this easy homemade version. Bursting with strawberry and mango flavors, it’s perfect for lunch boxes and after-school snacks.

From: ImperialSugar

17. Pumpkin Leather Recipe

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin – but sometimes our pumpkin treats are more than a little messy. Enter portable pumpkin pie!  It has all the flavor of regular pumpkin pie in a grab and go snack. It’s gluten-free and free of refined sugars, too. (Confession – while I was writing this I went and grabbed some to munch on – it’s addictive.)

From: CommonSenseHome

18. Apple-Cranberry Fruit Leather

This is a great way to use autumn’s abundance of apples. Even fruit that is slightly bruised works well; simply trim the brown portion. Or try ripe pears in place of the apples.

From: MarthaStewart

19. Rhubarb Leather Recipe

Homemade fruit leather is surprisingly simple to make, and it’s so much healthier and cheaper than store bought! This recipe is extra-special because it uses rhubarb, which is actually a vegetable. How often do you get to count your treat toward your veggies for the day?

From: HealthyGreenSavvy

20. Blackberry, Mint, & Lime Fruit Leather

Our favorite on the list!

From: Relish

21. Berry & Beet Fruit Leather

I finally got super brave (Ha!) & decided to bust out my dehydrator & honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever done anything easier. For the most part, I decided to just dehydrate fruit – bananas & strawberries – but I couldn’t help but get excited about making some fruit leather too. I made several combos – carrot & apple, sweet potato & cranberry… but the clear winner with the kids was my Berry & Beet Fruit Leather.

From: EatYourBeets

22. Strawberry Chia Fruit Leather

We’re heading out on a road trip soon so I’ve been stocking up on snacks. And one thing that we always take on long day trips and vacation is fruit leather. This strawberry chia fruit leather is a new favorite.

From: SuperHealthyKids

23. Homemade Grape Fruit Leather

Making homemade snacks has become a great way to save on our grocery bill and eat healthier. This grape juice fruit leather recipe uses minimal ingredients and requires no special equipment (not even a dehydrator!). Give it a try and give up the corn syrup-filled gummies!

From: MustHaveMom

24. Watermelon Fruit Leather Recipe

Watermelon Fruit Leathers are the perfect healthy treat this summer & you only need 2 ingredients!

From: DomesticallyBlissful

25. Orange Creamsicle Fruit Leather

This fruit leather uses orange juice concentrate and then is sweetened up with your favorite vanilla yogurt. I use regular yogurt and not Greek yogurt. If you love Greek yogurt, then I suggest experimenting with some. Maybe use half the amount since Greek yogurt is much thicker. This is a tangy and sweet orange creamsicle flavor fruit leather that you could never buy in your local grocery store.

From: OneAcreVintageHome

26. Blueberry Banana Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is one of the easiest ways you can use leftover fruits, or take advantage of abundant fruit crops to create tasty and healthy snacks for your family without the added sugars and chemicals from most store-bought varieties.

From: MomWithAPrep

27. Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather

Easy homemade strawberry fruit leather, requiring only a few simple ingredients and an oven! Tastes just like your favorite fruit roll-up, only better.

From: BakedByRachel

28. Homemade Fruit Leather (with Hidden Veggies!)

Last week, a quart of delicious strawberries was hidden in the back of the fridge and by the time I found them, they had frozen slightly and were very ripe. They weren’t great for eating plain anymore but were still perfectly good, so they became strawberry fruit leather with (optional) hidden beets.

From: WellnessMama

29. Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather

We’re taking you back to childhood with our Homemade Fruit Leather Recipe! Organic applesauce and organic strawberries are all you need for this Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather Recipe! Thanks to Santa Cruz for sponsoring this recipe.

From: CourtneysSweets

30. Blueberry & Raspberry Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is so easy to make. Using applesauce as the base, I usually add some berries to give it color, texture, and some complexity.

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This polka dot fruit leather not only looks cool, but Lainey thinks it tastes great. That’s a huge compliment coming from her! And it’s an easy way for me to sneak some more nutrition into her diet.

From: CatchMyParty

31. Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

I’ve been on a bit of a tear making fruit leathers. First, it was strawberry, then I tried peach and blackberry. They’ve all been big hits with my kids. I love that I can make these in the oven, no dehydrator necessary. And I love that I can control what goes in them.

From: RealMomNutrition

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