With New Years right around the corner I’ve been racking my brain for resolutions. Every year around this time I try to think of ways to incorporate small healthy changes into my families daily routine. This year I want to focus on our eating habits. We recently made the switch to home cooked meals provided by Blue Apron and I absolutely love the results so far. Home cooked dinners about 4-5 times a week, which is a huge improvement for us. With that said now I want to start focusing on my children’s snacks. Although I LOVE Annie’s organic snacks they have cost me a small fortune. With three small children who all love to snack around the hour, I knew I needed to figure out a way to make + bake my own treats. So first on the list is… Organic Fruit Leathers.
This recipe is an easy and quick way to add fruit to your children’s diet and skip the grocery store fruit snack brands. Hope you enjoy them as much as my kiddos do.
* 3 cups of organic fruit
* 2 cups of organic coconut water
* 1/4 cups of Gelatin
* 2 tbsp. of honey
* 1 lemon
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. In a medium pan boil fruit in coconut water for about 10 minutes. Drain water from pan and add fruit to blender. Blend until consistency is smooth. While blending add Gelatin, Lemon Juice (1/2 of lemon) & honey. After all ingredients are completely blended pour mix onto silicone baking mat on top of baking sheet. Use a palette knife to evenly smooth mixture on silicone mat. Bake mixture at 200 degrees for about 3 hours.
Once cooled cut into rectangles and store with parchment paper to keep from sticking.