Are you struggling to convince your kids to eat certain kinds of fruits or maybe they are just getting tired of eating the fruit as is? You’ve tried to buy dried fruit (really who wants to eat that?) or the fruit rolls but they are normally covered in sugar and that’s not good for your anyone’s health.
Well the struggle is over, I saw the recipe on Facebook and decided to #TashaTests it and loved it, it’s easy to prepare but needs 6 hours to bake, trust me, it is worth it in the end.
Top tip: Prepare enough for a week and store it in the fridge. You can use it in your little one’s lunch box or when they come home from school and they want a snack give them this instead of sugary junk food.
- Fruit (you can use any fruit you like that is in season, right now for example apples, pears, pawpaw or grapes are great options)
- Get your baking tray and baking sheet, or silicone mat ready. (Don’t use baking paper, foil or waxed paper; the fruit mixture will stick to it.)
- Preheat your oven to 80ºC
- Cut the fruit you decided to use in small pieces and place in a blender, add two tablespoons of honey in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Put the baking sheet or silicone mat in your baking tray, pour the fruit mixture on the mat and use a spatula to even it out.
- Bake for six hours.
- Remove from the oven, let it cool down.
- Remove from the baking sheet or silicone mat and roll it up cut into smaller sizes.
Don’t let the six hours baking time scare you, the healthy, preservative-free treats for your family is worth it!
Words: Natassha Burrell