This apple cinnamon fruit leather is the perfect after school snack! Made using just 4 ingredients, it’s easy to make and healthy to eat.
Homemade Fruit Leather
I’m kind of in shock that it’s back to school time already! I love my kids and it’s been fun having them at home all day, but it’s definitely time to get back into our usual schedule. As much as I’ll miss lazy days, sleeping in, endless trips to the splash pad, and all the fresh berries we can eat, I am definitely looking forward to fall.
I love shopping for school supplies and school clothes, and I’m even looking forward to packing those school lunches (crazy, I know!). This apple cinnamon fruit leather is perfect for school lunches or after school snacks. It has just a handful of ingredients, tastes great, and it’s healthy too!
Fruit Leather Ingredients
This recipe is super simple so you’ll only need the following four ingredients.
- Chunky applesauce
How To Make Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather
Prep – Start by preheating your oven to 170 degrees F. If it doesn’t go that low, just use the lowest possible temperature on your oven. You’ll also want to line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper, and then set it aside.
Blend – Throw all of the ingredients into a blender or a food processor. Blend it all together until the consistency is nice and smooth.
Spread – Pour the applesauce mixture onto the baking sheet and then spread it out into an even layer.
Heat – You’ll bake the fruit leather for about 2-3 hours. When it’s slightly tacky to the touch and there are no wet spots, remove it from the oven and let it cool.
Slice – Finally, you’ll want to cut the fruit leather into strips and wrap in them in wax paper for individual servings.
Storage – I typically use these for snacks in my children’s lunches so I’ll put each one in a snack-sized Ziploc bag and then throw them all in a large zipper bag. That way, they can just grab one quickly when they’re making their school lunch.
I made a video of the process for this fruit leather recipe, so if you’re more of a visual learner, you should go and check it out.
Thicker Leather – If you prefer a thicker fruit leather, simply use a smaller baking pan. You’ll just need to extend the cooking time to account for the thicker layer.
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- Mini Fruit Pizza Recipe
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- Fresh Peach Smoothie Recipe
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Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather Recipe
- 4 cups chunky applesauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 170 (or the lowest possible temperature). Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper, and set aside.
In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth.
Pour the apple mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
Bake 2-3 hours, or until the fruit leather is slightly tacky to the touch and has no wet spots. Remove from the oven and let cool. Cut into strips and wrap in wax paper or parchment. Store in an airtight container.