These dehydrator recipes will change the way you look at snacks and healthy treats! Dehydrator recipes are humble snacks every homesteader must try to make. It is also one of the food preservation methods and homesteading skills one should learn. If you have more fruits and vegetable harvests than you can handle, a food dehydrator is your ally. Learn how to dehydrate food with these tasty dehydrator recipes!
Healthy Dehydrator Recipes You Will Want To Try
1. DIY Apple Fruit Leather
When it’s apple season, you’ll have more than you can handle. Don’t waste these fruits but preserve them. Make canned apple butter or jam, apple cider vinegar, and these tasty chewy homemade fruit roll-ups in a dehydrator.
2. Sun-dried Tomatoes
There are lots of recipes calling for sun-dried tomatoes. Why not make your own sun-dried tomatoes you can reach in the cupboard and use anytime? It’s also a great way to keep your fresh tomato harvest longer.
3. Crispy Green Bean Chips
Green beans are essential healthy foods which preserve well when pickled and canned. But, did you know green beans make some tasty green dehydrator treats, too? They can be pretty pricey, so you’re better off making some on your own.
4. Watermelon Candy
Are you gaga for candies? Ditch the processed ones and make your own with this watermelon dehydrator recipe. There’s no feat or fruit your dehydrator can’t take on, including watermelons!
5. Homemade Snap Pea Chips
You will only need four ingredients to make these sugar snap pea chips. Find out what they are and how to whip them up and enjoy healthy and surprisingly nutty treats!
6. Homemade Beef Jerky
There are two ways you can make your beef jerky. One of them is with a dehydrator of course! It’s a little bit complicated but for a homemade classic treat, you just have to try it.
7. Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Popcorn
While popcorns are delightful treats, they can get boring sometimes so try this spicy buffalo cauliflower recipe instead. They are crunchy and spicy without all the grease of some popper recipes.
8. Veggie Chips
If you have picky kids who swear against veggies, these colorful veggie chips can change their minds. Thinly slice carrots, zucchini, sweet potatoes, and the likes, dehydrate and serve up! This is one of the most common dehydrator vegetable recipes kids love for its eye-catching color.
9. 3-Ingredient Fruit Roll-Ups
Store-bought candies and sweet treats are mostly made up of sugar which can be unhealthy. Luckily, dehydrator fruit recipes come to the rescue with sweet but healthy munchies in fruit roll-ups or leathers. This dehydrated fruit recipe is pretty nifty but you have more options for fruit leather recipes here.
10. Raw Avocado and Golden Flax Crackers
Avocado and flax in dehydrated crackers? Sign me up! Flax and avocado are some of the healthiest foods out there and combining the duo into a snack is definitely a fantastic idea. Get your dehydrator and start making your own healthy snack now.
11. Marinated Dried Eggplant
It’s hard to find a substitute for bacon but this marinated and dried eggplant could work. Of course, it won’t be as greasy and meaty but it can be smokey and healthier − something vegans and even non-vegans will adore.
12. Cheesy Kale Crackers
Cheesy crackers can take a toll on your calorie intake. Make it healthier with this healthy recipe. We know fresh green-leafy kale is one of the healthiest greens out there and mixing them in cookies is a good way to hide veggies for picky eaters.
13. Dehydrator Snack Bar Recipe
Looking for dehydrator recipes for backpacking? You will want something filling, light, and at most, nutritious. This dehydrator snack bar couldn’t be any more perfect with chia seeds, coconut, dried fig, and apricot. They will certainly give you the nutrition and nourishment you need for an outdoor adventure.
14. Raw Butternut Squash Cookies
This is a one-of-a-kind dehydrator recipe which is both tasty and healthy. It’s also an amazing pumpkin recipe you cannot turn your back on, especially in autumn. With super healthy and nutty pumpkin seeds, you simply can’t resist.
15. Fluffy Raw Vegan Pancakes
Prepare to be blown away by this amazing dehydrator recipe − vegan pancakes! Yep, you’re reading it right. You can make a pancake with your dehydrator and it’s fluffy and healthy, too.
Got room for one more dehydrator recipe? Check out how you can make a raw red pepper hummus from Megan Elizabeth:
There you have it, healthy foodies! Some of the best food dehydrator recipes which are also easy to make. Now you know, preserved fruits and veggies aren’t the only food items that work on your dehydrator. You can make healthier breakfast and nutritious snacks with your dehydrator as well. Try all the recipes for a great variety!
Which of these dehydrator recipes have you tried? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on February 13, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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