I’m always on the hunt for new healthy snack ideas, especially ones that contain minimal ingredients and no added sugar.

Behold: homemade fruit roll-ups! With only 1 ingredient required: fruit! Which means these are not only super easy to make, but they have no added sugar, and are 100% all-natural!

homemade fruit leather

Now if you’d like to add a bit of sweetness, you’re welcome to add a tablespoon of honey or agave when you blend the fruit. I made these with strawberries and mangoes so far, both of which were definitely sweet enough on their own. But if you make it with raspberries or any fruit that is a bit more tart, I’d suggest sweetening it to your liking.

The only downside is that these will be in the oven for at least 3 hours, so it’s a bit time consuming to make. I’d make as many as you can in one batch to stock up.

vegan fruit leather

Another thing to note is that you’ll be baking these on a plastic-lined sheet, but don’t worry about the plastic melting. The oven will be at a low temp of 170 so the plastic wrap doesn’t melt at all.

The first time I made these I used parchment paper, not knowing that the fruit sticks to the paper and doesn’t peel off. (Oops!) I also tried using a silicone non-stick mat, but it tends to dry the fruit out, so I’d stick to plastic wrap for best results.

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
Ingredients
  • 4 cups fruit of choice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170°F.
  2. Blend fruit in a blender or food processor until pureed.
  3. Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap.
  4. Pour pureed fruit onto the plastic wrap and spread it into a thin layer.
  5. Place in oven for 3-4 hours until fruit is completely dried throughout.
  6. Let it cool for several minutes, then peel from plastic wrap.
  7. Trim edges with a pizza slicer or pair of clean scissors, then slice into 1-inch strips.
Serving size: 1 roll-up Calories: 30 Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 8g Sugar: 5g Sodium: 1mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 1g
Notes
Makes 6 roll-ups.

vegan fruit roll-ups