dried organic fruit and vegetable

Now that you’re planning to buy a dehydrator (or already own one), you’re probably wondering what kinds of meals you will be able to prepare with it? Unlike the oven, whose lowest working temperature is around 170°F, a dehydrator comes with a powerful ventilation fan and allows you to regulate the temperature between 95°F to 160°F, letting you create all kinds of dried dishes that you always wanted to make. And let’s not forget about the fact that a dehydrator uses much less electricity than an average oven!

Let’s take a look at a few great recipes that will help you get the most out of your dehydrator:

1. Dried Apples:


You will need:

  • 5 apples
  • Cinnamon spice

Dried Apples

Preparation:

This recipe is very simple, and apples are a good choice if you never used a dehydrator on any fruits before, as they dry more efficiently than most of the other fruit. All that you have to do here is to take five apples and slice them into strips (as thin as possible) and sprinkle them with the cinnamon spice, and then put them in the dehydrator.

Depending on the set temperature, it will take from 12 to 20 hours for the slices of apples to dry, after which you can eat them like snacks or put them on pies and cakes.

A word of advice – you should peel the apples if you think that they have been sprayed with any chemicals.

2. Chocolate Cover Dehydrated Kiwi


You will need:

  • Three organic kiwis
  • One cup of chocolate chips
  • Two teaspoons of coconut oil

Dehydrated-Kiwi

Preparation:

Now, this is something special – and delicious! Start by peeling the kiwis and slicing them into thin strips, and then place the strips on the dehydrator trays. Put them inside the unit and set the temperature (around 110°F will work the best) for 12 to 13 hours.

Once the slices are done and dried, you can roll them in the chocolate that you previously melted on the stove, making sure that they’re coated in chocolate on all the sides.

Now that you have done this, all that is left to do is to put the kiwis on the plates and store them in the fridge for an hour. They’ll be ready for consumption as soon as the chocolate coat cools and hardens.

3. Corn Chips


Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of organic corn
  • Water and ground flax seeds about 1/4 of a cup
  • Himalayan pink salt about one teaspoon, if you don’t have Himalayan use regular salt.

Organic-Corn-Chips

Preparation:

The corn chips are very simple to make, and will quickly become your favorite replacement for the regular potato chips. Take all of the above-mentioned ingredients and blend them until they turn into a pasty mesh, and after that spread the mixture over the paper sheets. Be careful not to make this layer too thin, as the chips will break very easily once they’re done.

Dehydrate at 100°F for 20 to 24 hours, and don’t forget to flip the layer at least once during that time.
Once it’s done, cut it into desired shapes and serve in a bowl.

4. Apricot Roll


You will need:

  • Apricot (two cups)
  • Three cups of boiled water
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • Sugar (half a cup)

Fruit-Roll-ups

Place the ingredients into a blender, and blend them until the mesh becomes smooth. After that, take the spatula and spread the mesh over the baking sheets and dry it in the dehydrator for around 8 hours (after 4 hours of drying, flip the mesh to the other side).

Once it’s out and cooled down, slice the mesh into strips and roll them down with your hands.

5. Carrot chips


You will need:

  • 5 carrots
  • Himalayan salt (amount depends on your taste)

Carrot-Chips

Preparation:

This recipe is very similar to the one with the corn chips. Take the carrots and remove the stem from them, and then slice them into thin rings. Spread these rings on your dehydrator trays and add the Himalayan salt, or use the regular kitchen salt if you don’t have any.

Dry them for about 8 hours (longer if you want them crispy) on 130°F, and once they have shriveled – the carrot chips are ready for eating.

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