Looking for a way to get your children eating more fruit? Than these fruit winders made from fruit are just the way to do it.
Made from only fruit-with no added nonsense-not only do they taste good but are also healthy too.
I am always looking for different foods to add into the boys pack lunches, as sometimes they can get stuck in a rut with asking for the same foods every day.
Although they are easy to make, with only two ingredients, they do take quite a bit of time to make.
- Fruit + banana
- Honey (if you want a sweeter taste)
Step 1 : Choose your fruit – We chose Mango and Blueberries. What ever fruit you choose you will need a banana to add to it. We used 1 large mango for one and 250g of Blueberries for another . Using a food processor, combine the fuit together until its a mushy consistency
Step 2 : If using a fruit that has seeds in it, you can use a sieve to remove them now
Step 2 : Place the mixture into a pan and boil away until it reduces to lamost half of the amount and you are left with a thicker puree. You should be able to draw the back of the spoon through it and the mixture will not fall back into the gap for about 3-4 seconds
Step 3 : Pour the fruit onto some grease proof paper and baking tray. Level it out as much as you can, so that it cooks evenly, Smoothing it as you go.
Step 4 : Place the baking tray into the oven a very low heat for about 4 hours. We have a fan oven so out them in for about 3 hours at 80f. Keep checking the fruit as you don’t want it to burn. You will notice that the texture begins to change and it becomes to look like leather
Step : Touch the fruit and it should feel a little tacky. Turn off the oven and leave in it to cool down
Step : Remove the fuit and cut it into strips with the grease proof paper still attached. Roll them up and your ready to eat them.
Just unravel them when your ready
They really are very juicy, chewy and delicious. My children love them. From one mixture you should get about 15 strips.