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.
The recipe for this raspberry fruit leather comes together quickly and bakes slowly in the oven (no dehydrator required!) as you do your weekly chores. Plus, you can use fresh or frozen berries, in a pinch!
Frozen raspberries are available throughout the year, and contain just 80 calories per cup, with no added sugar or preservatives. They also have more fiber than any other berry (9 grams per cup) and one of the lowest natural sugar levels. Finally, the antioxidant goodness is locked in as raspberries are typically picked and immediately frozen when at the peak of ripeness.
This red raspberry fruit leather recipe with photos was shared with us by www.redrazz.org.
Special Diet Notes: Raspberry Fruit Leather
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and optionally paleo.
- 1 package (12 ounces) frozen red raspberries, thawed
- ⅓ cup sugar or honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Preheat your oven to 170ºF.
- Line two baking pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Combine the raspberries, sweetener and lemon juice in your blender and puree until smooth. Pour the raspberry mixture on both pans and smooth into a thin layer, less than ⅛-inch thick.
- Bake for 3 hours or until the mixture is no longer wet, but still slightly tacky, rotating every hour and alternating levels.
- Cool the pans on wire racks to room temperature. Remove the fruit leather from the parchment paper or mat and place on a cutting board. Cut (or tear) into chip-size pieces. Store with fresh pieces of parchment paper between the fruit leather layers in an airtight container.