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.
How to Use Fruit Powder
There are so many delicious uses for your homemade fruit powder. You can:
- Add fruit power to hot or cold cereal
- Add powdered fruit to muffins, cakes, quick breads, etc.
- Add fruit powders to smoothies
- Use dried fruit powder when making homemade ice cream/frozen yogurt/sorbet
- Add fruit powder to your fermented beverages for a zingy second ferment. (What am I talking about? Stay tuned, tutorial for this coming soon.)
- You can rehydrate fruit powders 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 into homemade lip balm. Snazzy.
You see, you can let your creativity go wild with fruit powders. 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 Homemade 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.
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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
Now here it is, in recipe card format for those of you who roll that way 💜Print
Homemade fruit powder tutorial.
- Dried fruit – NOTE: It is helpful to freeze the dried fruit beforehand, for cleaner blending.
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder. Optional, but helpful.
- Also, a blender, high-powered, will get you the best results
- 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.
Many dehydrated fruits are somewhat sticky, due to the sugar content. Make sure your dried fruit is dried very well.
- Prep Time: 5 min
There you have it, one of the easiest tutorials ever: fruit powder. Enjoy!