Every time I go to the grocery store, my kids always ask for some fruit roll ups, I guess they have seen them at school, but I am reluctant to give them, due to the high sugar content.
I had a huge papaya that I had bought. Half of it was cubed up and my kids ate it as a snack.
But I had the idea to use the other half to try and make some homemade fruit roll ups.
Just 3 ingredients, and then baked in the oven for 4-5 hours at a low temp, these worked perfectly.
Once cooled, I placed onto parchment paper (or you can use wax paper) cut in strips with some kitchen scissors and then rolled up and tied with a piece of string.
The kids love them and they were a great size for their yumbox lunch boxes
Homemade Papaya Fruit Roll Ups
- 400/14 g/oz Papaya cubed
- juice of half a lemon
- 1/4/60 cup/ml maple syrup
Add the papaya, lemon juice and maple syrup to a blender and blend till smooth.
Preheat oven to 77c/170f
Line a large baking tray with parchement
Pour the mixture on to the tray and spread out as thin as you can with a spatula
carefully bang the tray on a flat surface, just to ensure the mix is evenly flattened
Place in the oven and bake for 4-5 hours until firm to touch
Allow to cool, then place on parchment, cut into strips and roll and tie with string.
These should keep for approx 1 week in a air tight container
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