Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Facebook and someone shared something that made you say: “Oh, I’ll be trying that”? Especially when you see how easy it was? I know you’re nodding your head right now!
Someone shared a post about making mango fruit roll-ups and I was all in. I fancy myself a mango [eating] expert – I’ll take it in any way, shape or form. Fruit snack with no added sugar? Sign me all the way up! And who loved fruit roll-ups as a kid? *looks around and raises hand slowly*
I don’t know about you, but I have a terrible sweet tooth. I don’t care for chocolate but candy? 0 to 100, real, real quick. I literally can’t have any in the house – it’s bad. I try not to indulge too much because of ALLLLLL the sugar but man sometimes a girl’s gotta give in. Finding a way to curb the craving naturally with my absolute favourite fruit and within moderation is a great solution for me.
And it’s so simple.
Alright alright, here are the instructions too:
- You can use any kind of mangoes. I used ataulfo since they were on sale this time around.
- Slice on either side close to the seed.
*It is important during this step to perform quality control by tasting the mango*.
- Peel the mango using the edge of a glass.
- Puree using your processor of choice – in my case the handy dandy nutribullet.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the mango puree on top and spread into a very thin layer.
- Leave in the oven at 170F for 3.5 to 4 hours.
- Once removed, cut the edges into straight lines (now now, be sure to eat the excess) and slowly roll the paper then cut it into sections.
- Le voila – mango roll-ups!
It was quite tasty and because it was caramelized at such a low temperature in the oven – it tasted a bit sweeter. It didn’t last long, I can tell you that!
Tip – If you’re going to try this, make sure that you spread it into a very thin layer. As you can see from my results, there were areas that were still a bit mushy because the mango wasn’t spread thin enough. Next time, I think I’ll one less mango and sacrifice eating that guy the regular way.
If you’ve made fruit roll-ups or other easy fruit snacks, share some of your ideas in the comments below!