Looking for some super nutritious snacks you can make this winter? Here are the top 10 healthy dehydrated fruit recipes you should consider for snacks, breakfasts, and desserts that are better for you!
Dried fruit snacks are really simple to make and are the perfect treats for kids and big kids alike. Just put your favorite fruits into your Excalibur dehydrator, let it do its thing, and you are ready to go! You’ll never know, this could become your new favorite fall hobby.
Top 10 Healthy Dehydrated Fruit Recipes You Can Make This Winter
Dehydrating food is a method of food preservation that removes enough moisture from the food so that bacteria, yeast, and molds cannot grow. There are various ways of drying foods, but electric dehydrators provide the best quality result as compared to other methods of drying.
Snacking on dried fruit has always been something my family is into, and good thing it’s extremely nutritious. Making our own dehydrated fruit at home is really easy, it takes some time to complete the process, but it’s absolutely worth it! Dried fruit make the perfect quick and healthy snacks. So, satisfy a craving for crunch in a healthy way with these dehydrated fruit recipes you can make this winter.
1. Dehydrated Watermelon
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Try to put your watermelon leftovers into the dehydrator to create a sweet chewy jerky-like fruit snack – without any added sugar! Surprisingly, this dehydrated watermelon is such an addictive treat.
2. Dehydrated Apple
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Dehydrating sweet and juicy apples gives you access to delicious apples at any time of the year. These divinely crisp snacks can be made in either a dehydrator or in your oven.
3. Dehydrated Mangoes
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Dehydrated ripe mangoes create a treat that will keep for up to a whole year! It also makes a perfect on-the-go snack!
4. Dehydrated Lemons
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Give your drink a nice citrusy twist with these slices of dehydrated lemons. Try dipping them in sweet dark chocolate, it’s totally delicious – tart, sweet and creamy at the same time.
5. Dehydrated Bananas
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Snacking on a crunchy dehydrated banana is sure to spike up your energy levels. It makes a good, healthy snack throughout the day!
6. Dehydrated Peaches
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Dehydrated peaches are a great way to store a bounteous harvest. They are a healthy, inexpensive, easy lunch dessert.
7. Dehydrated Cranberries
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Dehydrated cranberries are super sweet and crunchy. They are excellent in oatmeal, sprinkle into your cereal, or thrown into smoothies and trail mixes.
8. Dehydrated Pineapple
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Dehydrated pineapples are like chewy candy loaded with sugar crystals. It makes a fantastic healthy, sweet snack!
9. Dehydrated Oranges
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10. Dehydrated Papaya
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Make your meals more interesting by adding dehydrated papaya to some of your favorite dishes. These amazingly delectable morsels work well in yogurt, over ice cream, or in smoothies.
Still up for more dehydrated fruit recipes? Then check out this video from Grant McNary and learn how to dehydrate strawberries:
Dehydrated fruits make great snack foods and can stay in a zip lock baggie for a long time without filling up your freezer. These healthy dehydrated snacks are perfect for outings, long car rides, thrown into your kids’ lunches, and just about anywhere else. So rev up by your dehydrator and whip up a bunch today!
Which one of these dried fruit recipes will you try first? Let me know in the comments below.
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