This recipe for paleo fruit roll ups – aka, mango leather – comes from my mom, who makes it usually once or twice a year, either using mangoes, or another sweet summer fruit that is in season. It works well with strawberries, peaches, or nectarines-anything that isn’t too watery (like pineapple or oranges) when cooked. It’s a nice way to get your kids to eat their fruit, enjoy a healthy snack recipe, and have a little fun in the kitchen, too!
Keep in mind, these paleo fruit roll ups are addictive, and not low calorie…if you eat the entire batch all at once. 🙂
Paleo Fruit Roll Ups – Mango Fruit Leather
- 4 Mangos, peeled & cubed
- 1-2 tbs fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbsp Raw Honey (if the mangoes are a bit too tart)
Add the fruit and lime juice to a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Cook for about 20-30 minutes on low in a large pot.
Spread the puree ¼” thick onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, or the tray of a dehydrator.
If using the dehydrator, dry at approximately 135-140º F for between four to eight hours, depending on thickness. If using the oven, dry at 200º F, or your oven’s lowest temperature for the same amount of time.
When the paleo fruit roll ups are dry, opaque in transparency, but shiny and not sticky to the touch, remove it from the oven or dehydrator. Be sure it will peel up easily from the tray or parchment paper. If it doesn’t, leave it in a bit longer.
Cut into long strips, leaving the parchment paper attached, and creating approximately 2″ wide strips. Roll up, and store in an airtight container for up to one week.