The food dehydrator is a wonderful piece of equipment. Sadly, not a lot of people realize its potential. Sure, you must have heard how useful a dehydrator is for making raw foods, and maybe you’re not into that diet and this is why you’re thinking that you really have no use for a dehydrator.
Well, a dehydrator actually has a lot of uses. I did a research and borrowed recipes from different sources. These food are not the type that you think you could make with a food dehydrator, but apparently, you could!
Señor Glenn’s Mexican Beef & Rice
The sign might say Mount Rogers, but you’ll be thinking Margaritaville when you lift the lid on Señor Glenn’s Mexican Beef & Rice. This backpacking recipe spices up your evening meal with a cheddar cheese sauce and taco seasoning. Extremadamente delicioso!
The ingredients for this recipe:
- ¼ cup ground beef, dried
- ¼ cup combined bell peppers (assorted colors), onions, and tomatoes, dried
- ¼ cup black beans, dried
- ½ cup instant brown rice
- 1¼ cups water
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cheese mix
- 1 tbsp instant dry milk
- 1 tbsp taco seasoning
For the complete instructions, click here.
Tropical Bliss Doughnuts
I know, I said the dehydrator is not only for making healthy (note: yucky) foods but this one is too good to pass up. The ingredients are all healthy and they’re so yummy. Would be a great alternative for your child’s doughnut obsession.
1 cup oat groats, soaked overnight
3/4 cup sunflower seeds, soaked overnight
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup goji berries
2 Tbsp yacon syrup (honey or agave)
1 Tbsp Honey
3 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla Extract (or pinch vanilla bean powder)
1/4 cup water, as needed
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts, soaked
3 drops Medicine Flower Mango Extract (optional)
Find the complete recipe here.
The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Ah, who doesn’t love brownies? Mind you, these are not your typical, dry brownies. Sure, you can always buy a brownie mix but they’re not as good as this one. If you’re the crunchy-on-the-ouside-chewie-on-the-inside-brownie type of person, you’ll find this recipe heavenly.
13 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked 2 hours
1 1/2 cups walnuts (soaked 6 – 8 hours)
1/2 cup almonds (soaked overnight)
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/3 cup (+3 Tbsp) cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 to 1/2 cup maple syrup or agave, per your taste
1 tsp mesquite powder (optional)
1/4 cup cacao butter, grated
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup cacao paste, grated
1 tsp vanilla (or 4 drops *Medicine Flower Vanilla Extract)
1/4 cup water (as needed to blend)
1/4 cup goji berries – soaked (optional)
1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Don’t worry if you don’t have some of the ingredients in your cupboard. The recipe has links on where you might be able to get them.
Raw Cheez Itz
I love, love this recipe! I’m a cracker fan but the salty ones in the market triggers my back problem for some reason. With this yummy recipe, I can make the crackers at home and control how much salt I wanna put on it.
- 1 cup sunflower seed , soaked in water 4 hours
- 1 cup brazil nut , soaked in water 4 hours
- 1 cup almonds , soaked in water 4 hours
- 1 tomato
- 1 cup red pepper , diced
- 1/4 cup flax seed , ground
- 1 pinch cumin
- 2 teaspoons salt
Complete recipe here.