It’s strawberry-palooza time! Thanks to a great price at the roadside fruit stand, this weekend I made strawberry jam, strawberry pancake syrup, and strawberry fruit roll-ups.
Blender full of strawberries, washed and hulls trimmed (about 4 cups)
1 tablespoon raw honey (optional)
Now you’re ready to go! Either pour the liquid onto a Silpat and bake at 200 F for about 3 hours, or use a dehydrator. I tested out my sister-in-law’s Nesco American Harvest machine for this. Because it dries food at very low temperatures, it preserves the enzymes of the fruit and raw honey.
Since it’s cooking at such a low temp, it will take a while to be ready. I checked it after 3 hours. See the cracks near my finger? It’s drying, but isn’t ready yet. You can tell because touching it leaves pokey-finger-dents (that’s a technical term).
Oh, and let me show you something. This is right from General Mills’ website.
Hey, Betty! Betty Crocker! You forgot the strawberries.
Want more easy, super-healthy snack recipes? Check out the expanded second edition of Healthy Snacks to Go. This is an 85-page book full of tips and recipes for 45 different snacks like:
- 15 different “Larabar” recipes
- Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
- Peanut Butter Kisses
- and of course, granola bars and fruit roll-ups.
Give it a try—we’ve loved every recipe we’ve made from it!