Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather

I made this weeks ago, before getting into the full swing of things with the apple party. It was so hard not sharing them right away, not only because it’s so hard to sit on recipes for too long but also because I have this intense obsession with kid food and really just had to share it with you.

My new love is fruit leather. It’s insanely easy and gives delicious results every time. The possibilities are seriously endless. It all started out with cherry fruit leather and then came apple cinnamon. Truly, I don’t think I’ll ever find one that wows me more than the apple cinnamon. I just love apples too much. But these were right up there. The kids adore strawberries and bananas so it was a win-win.

My fruit was going bad, because for whatever reason sometimes it seems to go bad in the blink of an eye. I didn’t want to toss it and I haven’t convinced myself to try freezing fruit for smoothies yet. I promise I’ll get to that eventually. I just need a way to ease into it. Or maybe a giant shove. I’m not sure which would be better.

So anyway… in came this fruit leather. It’s intensely banana flavored with hints of strawberries. You’d think it’s the other way around and it totally could be, just add more strawberry and less banana. I think I’d loved it more if that were the case as I’m not a huge banana fan.

These seemed totally fitting to share on Gina’s site … Ms healthy, cross-fit lady. I wanted to fry something and turn her online home upside down, just for fun, but instead I behaved and shared these. They’re totally fitting.

So while Gina is away enjoying a fun Italian vacation, I’m sharing the recipe over there! Be sure to stop by for the recipe and to show some love.

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9 Responses to “Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather”

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    Ronda Leffel — September 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    This is awesome!! So glad you shared it with us. :) Thank you!!!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — September 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I still need to try making homemade fruit leather – yours always turns out so darn fantastic! Off to check out the full recipe. =)

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    Tracey — September 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    You so have me wanting to try homemade fruit leather! I have some figs in my fridge that are going bad way too fast, I wonder if I could use them?

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      Rachel — September 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Oooh that could be interesting! You should try it.

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — September 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I’m making fruit leather this weekend! I’ve never been more excited! lol :)

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — May 14, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Hahaha. I love what you said about frying something to turn Gina’s online home upside down. I would enjoy it if someone did something obscenely unhealthy for a guest post on my page. Just for my amusement. Anyway, going to go check out the recipe!

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    Maxine — July 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    You stated to store in airtight container. I am presuming this can be put into the freezer to have a few months from now?

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      Rachel — July 2, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      I personally have not tried freezing it, as it never lasts long enough for me to need to attempt a long storage method.

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    Barbara Hill — September 9, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I got a dehydrator and have been making fruit leather and lots of dried fruit. I understand that baking on parchment is a mess to peel off the paper. I do know it is easier to peel off the leather when it’s warm.

    You can also use a thicker plastic wrap or a gallon zip lock bag on the non printed side in 170 degree oven. Be sure to keep it on low, and you’ll have no problem with the plastic wrap.

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