Mango-turmeric-chia fruit leather

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35-40 minutes
Servings 1 large roll
Who doesn't have fond memories of pulling apart pieces of fruit leather for a fun snack as a kid? So why don't we make it more often? While the dehydration or baking step makes it seem like a long process, it's actually super easy to make. Making it with a food dehydrator is preferable to baking it, as the food dehydrator won't burn off the fruit enzymes the same way baking might. These wonderful little contraptions are more affordable than you think and once you get one, there's so many ways to use it to make delicious snacks! From veggie chips to fruit leather to "raw" crackers and all other kinds of dried fruits and vegetables, it's a great addition to kitchen arsenal. If you just wanna dip your toes into the water of making dried snacks before investing in a food dehydrator, try this recipe using the lowest possible temperature option on your oven - it'll just take a bit longer. Most fruits don't need to be cooked to make a fruit leather (like berries, apricots, citrus fruits, peaches, pears, melons, bananas, mangoes and pineapples), they just need to be puréed very smoothly first. Other, more hard or fibrous fruits and vegetables (apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, squash, etc.) need to be cooked and pushed through a sieve first before being baked or put in the dehydrator. This particular mix of mango, turmeric and chia is surprisingly delish! Add the turmeric to taste - if you decide to share with kids, they might not be as excited by the spice as you are. Fruit leathers can easily be rolled onto parchment paper and slipped into lunch boxes for a healthy and fun snack. These ones will keep for several weeks in a tightly sealed container.
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How it's made

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of mango chunks
  • 3 tablespoons of
  • 1 tablespoon of
  • 1 pinch of vanilla powder or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric

Directions

  1. Mash up the mango with the vanilla and sesame seeds. Add the chia seeds and mix well with a spatula.
  2. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake at 200°F for 35 to 40 minutes. The fruit leather should be completely dry and should easily pull away from the parchment paper. If you have a food dehydrator, use it for this step instead.
Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.

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