I find it super ironic the healthy lifestyle I have embraced as an adult because I grew up in a household of total junk food. I’m talking about fruit roll-ups, sugary cereals, Swiss cake rolls, pop tarts, soft drinks, the works! Our house was the one that all my friends would want to hang out at and I don’t think it was just for my company…we had all the good (or not so good) stuff in the pantry that my friends weren’t allowed to eat at their house. Maybe my parents were on to something, let your children have the freedom to eat whatever they want so later in life they will want to eat healthily…? I’m not sure what advice book that came from but it worked on two out of the three of us kids. Funny enough now when I go to my parent’s house now, I see most of the same junk food in their pantry. They still seem to try and blame their grown kids but I’ve caught on to their act! Lucky for them, these grown-up fruit leathers are low FODMAP foods and a super delicious treat!
Serious question, who wasn’t obsessed with all things fruit snacks growing up? I don’t know why the word “fruit” is in it because, for most, the closest thing to fruit is the shape. These fruit leathers are my version of those childhood fruit roll ups but packed with REAL fruit. I swear these are just as sweet, delicious and addicting as those highly processed stores bought ones! The best is that these take little work, you just need to be home for a few hours while these slowly bake. I find this perfect to do on a lazy Sunday while catching up on my DVR (as I might be doing as we speak).Print
A nostalgic treat of childhood fruit snacks but much healthier!
- 4 Cups of a combination of Blueberries, Strawberries or Raspberries
- 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
- A squeeze of 1 Whole Lemon
- Combine all ingredients until blended.
- Pour onto two parchment paper lined baking sheets using a rubber spatula.
- Bake at 200 degrees for 3-3.5 hours or until no longer sticky.
Adapted by Baked By Rachel
Keywords: fruit snacks, fodmap snack, fodmap recipes