There are many ways you can eat blueberries, one of those ways is dried!
After picking your own blueberries, you should consider dehydrating some of the blueberries you picked so that you can enjoy adding them to your breakfast.
How to make dried blueberries
Dried fruits is a delicious and healthy addition to granola, cereal, muffins, yogurt and so much more. Dried blueberries pack a nutritional punch. They are low in sodium and in calories, offering 127 calories per one-quarter cup, and they contain no cholesterol.
This is the easiest way to dry your blueberries. Things you need:
- Frozen blueberries strait from freezer. (This is the Trick! Don't use fresh blueberries)
- A food dehydrator.
Carefully pour out the frozen blueberries on the dehydrator trays. Make sure the berries aren't touching each other so that air can circulate.
Turn on the dehydrator and let the drying begin!! Set the temperature between 51°C to 57°C. ( Or just follow the food dehydrator instructions)
After 4 hours:
Let the blueberries dry and Relax!! It will take about 10 to 18 hours (individual preference), but remember to check it once in a while and rotate the trays to get the best results.
After about 10 to 18 hours, remove the blueberries from the trays and have a taste then put in an air tight container. The berries should feel leathery when dried sufficiently.
Great ways to use dehydrated blueberries.
- Mix it into yogurt.
- Eat as an snack
- Eat it with porridge
- Eat with cerial
How to Make Dried Blueberries: A Simple Guide with a Food Dehydrator
Learn how to make dried blueberries in just a few easy steps with a food dehydrator. Here is the summary.
Step 1: Carefully pour the frozen blueberries onto the dehydrator trays, making sure they don't touch to allow air to circulate.
Step 2: Turn on the dehydrator and set the temperature between 51°C to 57°C. Let the drying process begin for about 10 to 18 hours (or until the berries feel leathery).
Step 3: Once the blueberries are dry, remove them from the trays and store in an airtight container.
Try using your dehydrated blueberries in different ways such as mixing them into yogurt, eating them as a snack, or adding them to your favorite cereal or muffins. With this simple method, you can enjoy the nutritional benefits and delicious taste of dried blueberries anytime!
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