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Easy DIY Dried Mango

It’s easy to dehydrate most fruits and bring them along on the trail, but mango dries into a wonderful chewy texture while retaining its bright flavors. It’s my favorite fruit to bring backpacking or hiking and it’s super simple to make yourself.

I usually go for two mango max. My dehydrator is kind of small and It’s more dried mango than I would want to eat by myself anyway. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use your oven instead. Bring it up to the lowest temperature (for most ovens that is 170 degrees F) and let the fruit dry for about 6 hours. 

Easy Dried Mango

You will need:

  • Two ripe mango

Directions:

  1. Start by peeling off the mango skins. 
  2. Carefully slice mango into rounds that are about a centimetre thick. Try to cut the same thickness for each slice so that all of the mango pieces will completely dehydrate at the same time. 
  3. Place mango slices on your dehydrator racks. Do not allow them to overlap. 
  4. Set the dehydrator to 135 F and let them dry for 6 – 8 hours. You want the slices to be soft and pliable – not sticky. 
  5. Allow them to cool before storing in a bag or airtight container for up to 7 days.


If you liked this recipe check out even more vegan hiking snack recipes.

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