DIY Healthy Fruit Roll-Ups

How to make a healthy version of the kid-favourite fruit roll-ups. They’re super easy to make, and only require fruit and honey/maple syrup!

I can still remember when Uncle Toby’s “fruit” roll-ups came out. They were life-changing snacks (at least my 8 year old self thought so). Whenever I was given the rare treat of finding one of these roll-ups in my lunch box at school, I’d do that thing all kids do; wrap that roll-up right round my finger, and eat it off that way.

However, no matter what Uncle Toby’s slogan said – “made with real fruit” – they were not healthy snacks.

Later down the track, my mum started making “healthy” versions of fruit roll-ups for us to take to school, and they were next level. I ended up sharing them with classmates, because they were so popular. Kids can be quite reluctant to try new things, especially if the word “healthy” gets thrown into it, but we took to them like a fly to fruit.

Making these roll-ups in my adulthood felt very nostalgic, and they tasted as good as I remembered!

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Before and after the fruit roll-up mixture has been dehydrated. Once ready, you can cut them out and roll em’ up!

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DIY Fruit Roll-Ups

You can make any number of flavour combinations! They’re naturally sweetened, vegan, refined sugar-free and gluten-free!

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Roll-ups made with REAL fruit, honey, and other nutritious ingredients (refined sugar-free!)

Blueberry Banana Roll-Up

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 small ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds
  • 5 dates, pitted

Strawberry Pineapple Roll-Up

  • 1 cup rhubarb, diced and cooked
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 3 cups strawberries, diced
  • 2 tbsp raw honey

Raspberry Plum Roll-Up

  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 3 plums, pitted and diced
  • 2 tbsp raw honey

To make:

  1. Wash, peel and remove any stems or pits.
  2. Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.
  3. Line trays with parchment paper. Spread mixture onto dehydrator trays, making sure to evenly spread and keep it very thin.
  4. Dry at 63˚C (145˚F) for 6-8 hours, or until completely dry. When the roll-ups are dried, they should be non-sticky to the touch. Allow them to cool before removing from the trays.
  5. Roll the roll-ups into tight rolls, and with a sharp knife, cut into a length of your choice. Place into air-tight containers, and store in a cool, dark, dry place.

DIY Fruit Roll-Ups (Without a Dehydrator)

The following roll-up recipes do not require a dehydrator.

Strawberry Lemon Roll-Up

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 peach, pitted and diced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

Tropical Fruit Roll-Up

  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup lychee, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup mango, chopped
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water

To make:

  1. Preheat oven to 60˚-77˚C (140-170˚F) and line baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Puree the ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture onto baking pan and spread evenly to cover the entire baking mat. The layer of mixture should be very thin.
  4. Bake for 4-5 hours, or until completely dry; turning the pan halfway. When the roll-ups are dried, they should be non-sticky to the touch. Allow them to cool before removing from the trays.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut into a length of your choice, then Roll the roll-ups into tight rolls. Place into air-tight containers, and store in a cool, dark, dry place.

DIY healthy fruit roll-ups tutorial

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction.

Have you made fruit rollups before? What flavours did you make? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa