Baked Strawberry Dates Fruit rolls

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Welcome to the third day of Baking Mania :-)  Here is a simple home made baked strawberry and dates fruit rolls or rollups with no sugar and no artificial color added. A perfect kids friendly snack.

StrawberryAndDatesRollups

When ever we goto Safeway, kiddo wants to buy the fruit loops. One day I was mentioning the same to my music teacher and I was worried about the artificial sugar and the colors and she was telling why can’t you try it home? The next class she made some for me. It was a mixed fruit loop and she added a little bit of sweet paprika and it was so yummy. But then she had a dehydrator and I didn’t want to spend a lot for dehydrator. She mentioned that instead of using dehydrator, I can bake too and then when I searched for perfect temperature to bake, found couple of posts. But eventually there is no as such perfect temperature and timing. It varies for each and every fruit and also depending upon the layer. Mango was the easiest one. :-) But here I am presenting the strawberry rolls as I am getting loads and loads of fresh strawberries.

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Couple of things to keep in mind.

  • Spread the fruit puree as a thin layer. If the layers are thick, it takes hours and hours for drying.
  • On worst case scenario, try flipping it after 4 hours or so for faster baking.
  • Don’t tell the kids regarding the rolls till the baking is over. As it takes more hours it’s not a good idea to let them know before hand or be ready to answer the question “When it will be done” for at atleast n+n times. :-)
  • If possible get silicone mat. It’s really a good buy and worth the money.

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So here is the simple recipe,

 

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries – ~ 40 to 45
  • Dates – 5

Steps:

  • Microwave the dates in 1 cup of water for 2 minutes so that it gets softened. You can also soak them in water for half an hour or so.
  • Remove the hull from the strawberries and discard the hulls.

Strawberries

  • Now puree the strawberry and soaked dates. DON’T ADD ANY WATER

StrawberryPuree

  • In the cookie tray, place the silicone mat and spread the puree as thin as possible.

Spreading

  • Bake them in the preheated oven at 175 degree F for minimum 6 to 7 hours or till becomes dry.

AfterDried

  • Now cut them into vertical strips and roll them up.

Notes:

  • Add any fruits of your choice.
  • A pinch of salt and sweet paprika can be added too.
  • Adjust the dates and strawberry ratio. Also if the strawberries are sour, add sugar.

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Baked Strawberry Dates Fruit rolls
A simple home made baked strawberry and dates fruit rolls or rollups with no sugar and no artificial color added.
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Total Time
7 hr 30 min
Total Time
7 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. Strawberries - approx 40
  2. Dates - 5
Instructions
  1. Microwave the dates in 1 cup of water for 2 minutes so that it gets softened. You can also soak them in water for half an hour or so.
  2. Remove the hull from the strawberries and discard them.
  3. Now puree the strawberry and soaked dates. DON’T ADD ANY WATER
  4. In the cookie tray, place the silicone mat and spread the puree as thin as possible.
  5. Bake them in the preheated oven at 175 degree F for minimum 6 to 7 hours or till becomes dry.
  6. Now cut them into vertical strips and roll them up.
Notes
  1. Add any fruits of your choice.
  2. A pinch of salt and sweet paprika can be added too.
  3. Adjust the dates and strawberry ratio. Also if the strawberries are sour, add sugar.
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Here is the Home made fruit rolls with no artificial sugar :-)        

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  3. Wow this recipe sounds interesting..though I know about fruit leathers, this is the first time I am seeing different fruits..and I so agree on not letting them know you are making, else the dish never gets done properly!

  4. Wow, gal u just rock re.. I want to get some fruit rolls now from u, its my long wish to make this sort of rolls at home especially with mangoes..Lovely bake..

  5. PJ

    Yes, better not tell the kids till the baking is done! I am not sure if I can try this one coz leaving the oven on for 7 hours and a lil one running to it to see if it is getting done or not is one big concern! But the loops do look so good and worth a try…

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