Homemade Fruit Chips with Hidden Spinach

These fun homemade fruit chips are a fun, healthy snack (kids love them!). Major bonus: They hide a ton of spinach!

These fun homemade fruit chips are a fun, healthy snack (kids love them!). Major bonus: They hide a ton of spinach! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Alright, truth time. When I made these the first time, my goal was fruit leather.

Out of the oven came these crispy little guys. Whoops.

But then I tried one and I loved them.

They’re crunchy, but at the same time, they melt in your mouth. And the best part is, they’re made from apples, blueberries, and spinach. I sent a bunch of these to my neighbor’s house and she said her 2-year-old cried when they were gone!

Replace the toddler fruit melts you buy at the store with these fun chips. They’re kid-friendly, fun, and oddly addicting.

They are also ridiculously easy to make. Blend everything together, pour on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake. They need to bake for quite awhile, but it’s totally hands-off aside from checking on them once or twice.

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In the meantime, here’s the recipe for the homemade fruit chips. Enjoy!

Homemade Fruit Chips with Hidden Spinach

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 9 hours

Total Time: 9 hours 5 minutes

These fun homemade fruit chips are a fun, healthy snack (kids love them!). Major bonus: They hide a ton of spinach!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups firmly packed spinach
  • 1 large firm apple (such as honeycrisp), cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons of water (more or less as needed to blend properly)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  3. Spread mixture onto pan and tap on the counter to even it out and release bubbles.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 8-9 hours, rotating every 2-3 hours. Bake until no longer sticky and shiny. Cool completely before breaking into pieces and storing in an airtight container.

Verdict: These were so addicting and tasty!
Husband’s take: He loved these and when he found out how healthy they were, he loved them even more.
Changes I would make: None are necessary, but if you want, I think you could cut out the honey to reduce sugar in these. Especially if you have blueberries that are particularly sweet.
Difficulty: Easy.

 

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

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19 comments

  1. I love the idea of fruit chips!! Great for kids and great for ME 🙂

  2. I’m so in love with this kiddo recipe!

  3. That simple…. love fruit chíp very much. Thank for this recipes 🙂 godbless Rachel

  4. I love how you inadvertently invented something so awesome and healthy. Ha ha that her 2 year old cried when they were all gone. Love that!

  5. These are brilliant! I’m going to try this in my food dehydrator.

  6. What a clever idea! I am wondering if adding similar spices&herbs as in combined fruit and veg smoothies would work for the chips too. I mean adding ground cinnamon, fresh mint leaves or ginger? Rachel, what do you think?

  7. Thinking of making this for a vegan fundraiser, is honey not considered vegan? Thanks.

    • Honey is not considered vegan. I haven’t tested the recipes this way, but I think you could use maple syrup or even just granulated sugar. Depending on how sweet your berries are, you could potentially omit the sweetener all together.

  8. I dislike spinach but I know I should eat it because of its nutritional value….this is the perfect recipe for me. I am also going to try it out of strawberries and raspberries.

  9. So yummy yummy. Thanks for your share.

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