So, you just finished a dehydrating a big batch of fruit and you’re left wondering, what in the world am I supposed to do with this stuff?
I thought you’d never ask.
Today we are going to make dehydrated fruit powder. Why would anyone want to make their own fruit powder? Here are some suggestions for what you can do with it.
- Add it to hot or cold cereal
- Add it to muffins, cakes, quick breads, etc.
- Add it to smoothies
- Use it when making homemade ice cream/frozen yogurt/sorbet
- Add it to your fermented beverages for a zingy second ferment. (What am I talking about? Stay tuned, tutorial for this coming soon.)
- You can rehydrate it for a fruit puree like applesauce at a later date.
- Even use it for makeup! You can use dried beet powder as a blush, or add it in to homemade lip balm. Snazzy.
You see, you can let your creativity go wild with fruit powder. Be sure to let me know how you use it in the comments section. 🙂
Let’s get started. This is super easy.
How to Make Dried Fruit Powder
- Dried fruit (I used dried peaches for this tutorial. Learn how to dehydrate peaches here.) – NOTE: It is helpful to freeze the dried fruit beforehand, for cleaner blending.
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder. Optional, but helpful. (where to buy arrowroot)
- Blender, high-powered will get you the best results (where to find high-powdered blenders)
Dump your dehydrated fruit and arrowroot into your blender.
Now turn your blender on Low, then slowly work your way up to High. Let it run until you end up with a fine powder.
There’s a little caveat with fruit powder. Many dehydrated fruits are somewhat sticky, due to the sugar content. Make sure your dried fruit is dried very well. As in, you shouldn’t just dump in a box of raisins and expect them to powder-ify. Again, with the word.
That being said, even when you are using a well-dried batch of fruit, the stickiness is simply innate in the fruit. No worries, friend!
If you’re turned off by the clumps, add 1/2 – 1 tsp of arrowroot powder (a healthy starch, similar to cornstarch) to the pile of fruit before blending, and it will go a long way to lessen clumping. We got you covered here.
The End Product
There you have it, one of the easiest tutes ever: fruit powder. Enjoy!
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