Fermented Fruit Leather with Protein Punch
Kids love this real food version of the popular Fruit Roll-up! The fermentation step is optional, but helps reduce natural sugar and add a probiotic twist. I add cranberries to the fruit blend, to cut back on sugar and add a nice tart flavor.
  • 2-3 cups fresh or frozen fruit chunks
  • spices to taste such as ginger, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons whey, kombucha, or packaged culture starter
  • ½-1/4 cup chia seeds
  1. Combine fruit chunks in food processor (S blade) or high-powered blender.
  2. Add spices to taste.
  3. Blend thoroughly.
  4. Add the whey, kombucha or packaged culture starter.
  5. Add the chia seeds.
  6. Stir.
  7. Pour fruit mixture into mason jar.
  8. Cap lightly and place on shelf away from direct sunlight for 24-48 hours.
  9. Spread the fruit mixture on sheets of unbleached, lightly oiled parchment paper or ParaFlexx sheets.
  10. Continue to spread the mixture until fairly thin. If the leather is too thick it will be difficult to roll.
  11. Dry at 100 degrees for 8-12 hours until smooth and no longer sticky.
  12. Package as desired and enjoy!
Recipe by The Nourishing Gourmet at https://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/fermented-fruit-leather-with-protein-punch/