Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups: Blackberry & Lavender

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups: Blackberry & lavender, for the mature palate

 

Fruit Roll-Ups aren’t just for kids anymore. Now you can enjoy a childhood favorite treat in a flavor you will love.
Our Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups in Blackberry and Lavender will surprise your pallet and quickly become a pantry staple.

With just three simple ingredients, you won’t believe how easy Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups are to make.

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups: Blackberry & Lavender

As a child, my mother would take me to the local health food store and it was always a treat to get a fruit roll-up.
Back then, the flavor choices were pretty basic. You had: apple, grape, cherry, and I think they added peach or apricot.
Now the roll-ups come in every color (artificial) and flavor (also artificial) under the sun, with little to no nutritional value.

When you make your own fruit roll-ups, you have control over the ingredients and flavors.
As an added bonus, this recipe will help you utilize any left over fruit or fruit that is almost too ripe.

Blackberry & Lavender Fruit Roll-Ups Recipe

You can adjust this recipe and let your imagination go wild.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Blackberries, rinsed and patted dry.
  • 1 Cup Applesauce
  • 2 tsp Culinary Grade Lavender

Directions

  1. Place Blackberries and Lavender in a food processor or blender.
    Puree until applesauce consistency.
  2. Add applesauce and stir until blended.
  3. Spread mixture on fruit leather tray in food dehydrator.
  4. Place tray in food dehydrator and run until dry.
    This usually abut six hours depending on your dehydrator and the humidity.
  5. Let cool and remove from tray.
  6. You can eat immediately or roll in parchment paper to consume later.
  7. To look like store-bought, you can cut them into strips once rolled in parchment paper.

Other Fruit and Herb Combinations

  • Peach and Sage
  • Watermelon and Mint
  • Blueberry and Lemon Balm
  • Strawberry and Thyme

The combinations you can use are endless, so have fun with this recipe.

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups: Blackberry and Lavender. For the mature pallet.

Health Benefits of Blackberries

Blackberries are high in antioxidants and essential vitamins.
You can get creative with your menu in order to consume more of this super-food.
Add some berries to your yogurt, vitamin water, and snacks- like our homemade fruit roll-ups.

In addition to to vitamins, blackberries:

  • Improves Circulation
  • Promotes Healthy Skin
  • Helps Reduce Inflammation

To read more about the health benefits of blackberries, click here.

Health Benefits of Lavender

I have an adoration for lavender for it’s calming effect, but it also has some impressive nutritional and medicinal properties.

In addition to calming and relaxing, lavender:

  • Helps with Anxiety
  • Used in treating insomnia
  • Aids in digestive issues
  • Antiseptic and Anti-inflammatory properties

From treating burns to bath-time soaks, I include lavender in my life almost every day in some capacity.

More Amazing Lavender Articles

Here are some other pretty awesome articles using Lavender that you will enjoy.

Do you have a favorite Fruit Roll-Up Combination? Please share your recipe!

 

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