This recipe for Air Fryer Dehydrated Strawberries is a great place to start if you’ve never used your air fryer to dehydrate fruits and veggies. They’re flavorful, crunchy, and perfect for snacking and more!
Dehydrating Strawberries in the Air Fryer
My dehydrated strawberries in the air fryer recipe is a quick and easy way to preserve this fruit for later use!
Who doesn’t love a good bowl of fresh fruit? Strawberries are one of my favorites, but they can be slightly pricey depending on the season. So, I’ve been experimenting with air frying them to see if I can get the same great taste without the high price tag. And guess what? It works!
Air fryers circulate hot air around the food, drying the fruit perfectly. This makes them ideal for dehydrating strawberries, as they retain their flavor and nutrients. The process also prevents them from going moldy, as there is no moisture for the mold to grow. It’s a great way to extend their shelf life and enjoy them all year round.
Air fryers are also much less messy than traditional dehydrators, as there is no need to line them with parchment paper or foil. Simply place the strawberries in the air fryer and let it do its job. When they are dry and leathery, they’re ready to be stored in an airtight container.
Keep reading to learn how to dehydrate strawberries using an air fryer!
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Why You’ll Love Dehydrated Strawberries
- Great for snacking
- A unique garnish for salads
- Tastes great with your morning granola!
Ingredients Needed To Dehydrate Strawberries in Air Fryer
If you love strawberries, you’ll love dehydrating them in the air fryer! This is a quick and easy way to preserve your strawberry harvest — you only need a few simple ingredients.
Remember the step-by-step instructions are below in the printable recipe card.
- Fresh Strawberries: Use fresh and ripe strawberries that have been washed and dried. This is a great recipe you can use right after strawberry picking! You can also use organic strawberries.
How To Dehydrate Strawberries In The Air Fryer
Step 1: Prepare the strawberries
Start by washing your strawberries and removing the stems — you can use a strawberry huller or a sharp knife.
Cut the berries into uniform, thin slices, about ¼-inch thick. The slices’ thickness will determine the cooking time. Thick slices will take longer drying time than thin slices.
Place them in a single layer on the air fryer basket using tongs.
Step 2: Dehydrate strawberries
Set the temperature to 135 degrees Fahrenheit and dehydrate the strawberries for about t2 hours, or until they are dried and shrunken.
If your air fryer temperature does not go to 135 degrees F, you can use the lowest setting instead. Check on your strawberries frequently since you will need to flip them several times.
Step 3: Store and enjoy
Let the dehydrated strawberries cool before storing them in an airtight container or mason jar. Enjoy as a healthy snack or add to trail mix, yogurt, cereal, or baking recipes.
This is a great and delicious healthy snack for the winter months!
Pro Tips For The Best Air Fryer Dehydrated Strawberries
- Start with fresh, ripe strawberries. The fresher the berries, the better they will taste once dehydrated.
- Slice the strawberries into uniform pieces so that they will dehydrate evenly.
- Place the strawberry slices in a single layer on the air fryer basket or the dehydrator trays. Be sure not to overcrowd the basket, as this will inhibit airflow and cause uneven dehydration.
- Set the air fryer to the lowest temperature setting and dehydrate for 2-3 hours until the strawberry slices are leathery and dry.
- Allow the dehydrated strawberry slices to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. Enjoy within 2-3 weeks for the best quality.
How To Dehydrate Strawberries In An Oven
Yes, that’s right, dehydrating strawberries is possible in your oven! Start by washing them and removing the stem. Next, slice the strawberries into thin pieces and spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Set your oven to the lowest possible temperature and place the strawberry slices inside.
Check on the strawberries every hour or so, and remove them from the oven once they are completely dried. Store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to enjoy them.
Once dehydrated, enjoy your strawberries for a snack or use them in various recipes. For example, add them to granola or cereal to boost sweetness and flavor, or use them as a topping for yogurt or ice cream.
You can also chop them up and add them to baked goods like muffins or scones!
Whatever you’re craving, there’s sure to be a way to use air fryer dehydrated strawberries.
Can I Add Sugar Before Dehydrating Strawberries?
Yes! I wanted to keep this recipe as simple as possible, but you can certainly dehydrate strawberries in air fryer with a sprinkling of sugar. Add it before you place the slices in the basket.
You may also consider experimenting with cinnamon or a bit of vanilla extract!
How To Store Air Fried Strawberries
Dehydrated strawberries can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. For best results, place them in an airtight container. If you want to enjoy them longer, they can be stored in the freezer for up to six months.
When you’re ready to eat them, remove them from the container and let them thaw at room temperature. Air fryer strawberry chips are a great way to enjoy a healthy snack anytime.
More Air Fryer Strawberry Recipes:
- AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY MUFFINS
- AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY CAKE
- AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY BLONDIES
- AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY COBBLER
- AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY MACADAMIA PANINI
Now that you know how to dehydrate strawberries in the air fryer, leave a comment if you make this delicious treat!
Air Fryer Dehydrated Strawberries
- 1 pound strawberries
- Start by washing your strawberries and removing the stems. Cut the berries into uniform slices, about ¼-inch thick, and place them in a single layer on the air fryer basket.
- Set the temperature to 135 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for about two hours, or until the strawberries are dried and shrunken.
- Note: If your air fryer temperature does not go to 135, you can use the lowest setting, although you will need to check on your strawberries, frequently since you will need to flip them, several times.
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