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!
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 (and so are these white grape fruit snacks). These cherry vanilla yogurt bites with only three ingredients are pretty darn good too.
About these homemade fruit chips
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.
- 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)
- Preheat oven to 140°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Spread mixture onto pan and tap on the counter to even it out and release bubbles.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 65mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 21g Protein: 3g
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.