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The Easiest Way to Dry Blueberries Ever!


Dried fruits are just a really nice thing to have on hand– they keep for a long time, are nutrient-rich, and can be added to a ton of recipes or snacks to add energy and flavor. Until this week, though, I’ve never tried drying fruit on my own because we don’t have a dehydrator.

Save money and time by using this fool-proof, healthy way to dry blueberries... no extra equipment needed.

I thought I’d start oven drying with a small project– literally, small blueberries! I played around and found the easiest way to dry blueberries– with 0 calories added and minimal work needed.

You’ll Need:

  • fresh blueberries (about a cup for every cookie sheet)
  • cookie sheet(s)
  • parchment paper

Directions:

  1. Rinse blueberries and let air dry (or pat dry with a paper towel.)
  2. Spread blueberries on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  3. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  4. Bake blueberries in oven for 3 hours at 225 degrees.
  5. Remove and cool berries before placing in an airtight container.

Other ideas for use…

  • Purchase a large quantity of blueberries when they’re on sale, dry them, and freeze them in freezer bags. (Yay for saving money and staying healthy!)
  • Use dried blueberries in place of or in addition to raisins in recipes (like oatmeal cookies).
  • Stir in dried blueberries to yogurt, oatmeal, and cereal.
  • Immediately portion into single-serving bags or containers to easily throw into lunches or nosh on for a snack.

Unfrozen and at room temperature, the dried blueberries should last about a month. (But you’ll definitely have eaten them all before then!)

Save money and time by using this fool-proof, healthy way to dry blueberries... no extra equipment needed.

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