Go Natural: A mother lode of dehydration recipes

Recipes and photos courtesy of RealSelfSufficiency

At this time of year many of us find ourselves with scads of fruits and vegetables around. There’s no way we can eat them all before they go bad, and if you’re anything like me, you pull out your hair trying to figure out what to do with everything. According to FoodForward, 40 percent of all food that’s grown, raised, and cooked gets thrown away.

And then I found this! Look at the recipes! I may dance, people.

Before we begin, there are some important things to know. First, you need at the very least a decent dehydrator. For a good overview of different dehydrators, go here. I recommend this if you have a lot of money. This one is better in the mid-priced model range. If you need to start more cheaply, try the one I originally bought. I have no complaints about it, though it can take a little extra time to perform some tasks.

For dehydrating meat and fish, it’s essential that you use a high-quality dehydrator with carefully controlled temperatures and even, consistent airflow. Using a cheaper model is potentially dangerous, because if these products aren’t dehydrated fully and at the right temperature, dangerous bacteria may remain or other harmful bacteria strains may grow. So only try these recipes if you’ve got a decent dehydrator and you’re sure you can establish that the flesh is properly, safely dried.

Additionally, many herbs, spices, and mixes contain chemical agents like anti-caking agents and, for those of us who want a more natural diet, those synthetic and heavily-processed ingredients are something we want to avoid.

Onto the delicousness!


  1. Caramel Apple Chips
  2. Cinnamon Apple Fruit Leather
  3. Dried Apple Slices
  4. Dried Asparagus
  5. Dried Bananas
  6. Dried Blueberries
  7. Dried Cantaloupe
  8. Dried Cherries
  9. Dried Cranberries
  10. Dried Figs
  11. Dried Grapes
  12. Dried Kiwi
  13. Dried Lemon Peel
  14. Dried Mangoes
  15. Dried Orange Slices
  16. Dried Persimmons
  17. Dried Pineapple
  18. Dried Plums
  19. Dried Raspberries
  20. Dried Strawberries
  21. Dried Watermelon
  22. Orange Peel Powder
  23. Raw Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pear Chips
  24. Rhubarb Fruit Leather
  25. Spiced Pears
  26. Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather
  27. Sun Dried Tomatoes
  28. Tomato Powder/Dried Tomatoes


  1. Basil Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms
  2. Beet Chips
  3. Beetroot Powder
  4. Carrot Chips
  5. Carrot Greens
  6. Cauliflower Jerky
  7. Dehydrated Edamame
  8. Dried Celery
  9. Dried Green Beans
  10. Dehydrated Hash Brown Potatoes
  11. Dehydrated Jalapeno Peppers
  12. Dehydrated Peas
  13. Dehydrated Scallions
  14. Dried Lettuce
  15. Dried Onions
  16. Dried Peppers
  17. Dried Sweet Potatoes
  18. Dried Turnips
  19. Jalapeno Cheddar Kale Chips
  20. Marinated Dried Eggplant
  21. Potato Flakes
  22. Raw Zucchini Chips


  1. Beef Jerky
  2. Candied Bacon Jerky
  3. Cajun Jerky
  4. Chicken Jerky
  5. Corned Beef Brisket Jerky
  6. Dehydrated Jerky
  7. Ground Beef
  8. Habanero Beef Jerky
  9. Hamburger Rocks
  10. Kentucky Bourbon Beef Jerky
  11. Kombucha Scoby Jerky
  12. Korean Beef Jerky
  13. Lamb Jerky
  14. Malaysian Style Pork Jerky
  15. Mexican Heat Beef Jerky
  16. Mexican Lime Jerky
  17. Salmon Jerky
  18. Smoky Cola Beef Jerky
  19. Spicy Herbed Beef Jerky
  20. Sweet and Spicy Purim Theme Beef Jerky
  21. Sweet Heart Jerky
  22. Sweet Pork Jerky
  23. Teriyaki Jerky
  24. Venison Jerky


  1. Apple Cinnamon Fruit Rolls
  2. BBQ Kale Chips
  3. Candied Ginger
  4. Carrot Pulp Crackers
  5. Cauliflower Popcorn
  6. Cheesy Garlic Kale Chips
  7. Cheesy Kale Chips
  8. Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers
  9. Chocolate Chia Granola
  10. Cinnamon Walnut Crunch
  11. Clementine Cranberry Macaroons
  12. Cool Ranch Kale Chips
  13. Coconut Bacon
  14. Coconut Sesame Cookies
  15. Corn Chips
  16. Crispy Parmesan Tomato Chips
  17. Dark Chocolate Coconut Chips
  18. Dehydrated Marshmallows
  19. Dilled Pickled Kale Chips
  20. Dried Watermelon Candy
  21. Fruit Roll Ups
  22. Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Buckwheat Apple Granola
  23. Golubka’s Pad Thai with White Crab Mushrooms and Bok Choy
  24. Gourmet Raw Pizza with Nut Free Crust
  25. Gummy Zucchini Candy 
  26. Habanero Kale Chips
  27. Kefir Fruit Leather
  28. Kombucha Scoby Candy
  29. Lemon Cookies
  30. Lemon Goji Truffles
  31. Lemon Pepper Potato Chips
  32. Maple, Parmesan and Rosemary Sweet Potato Chips
  33. Mini Raw Vegan Carrot Cakes
  34. Mushroom Onion Yam Burgers
  35. Onion Veggie Bread
  36. Paleo Skittles
  37. Potato Pancakes
  38. Prawn Crackers
  39. Pumpkin Spice Bread
  40. Pumpkin Spice Cookies
  41. Raw Banana Bread
  42. Raw Butternut Squash Cookies
  43. Raw Carrot Cashew Bread
  44. Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies
  45. Raw Chocolate Log with Cinnamon Cream
  46. Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola
  47. Raw Coconut Wraps
  48. Raw Hot Cross Buns
  49. Raw Lemon Chia Scones
  50. Raw Mini Christmas Stollen
  51. Raw Onion Rings
  52. Raw Sprinkles
  53. Raw Vegan Koftas
  54. Raw Vegan Mexicali Burger
  55. Raw Veggie Burger
  56. Raw Warm Mushroom Casserole
  57. Savoury Crackers
  58. Sesame Honey Almonds
  59. Sesame Seed Butter Macaroon Bites
  60. Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips
  61. Sour Worms
  62. Spicy Sriracha Tofu Jerky
  63. Strawberry Oat Breakfast Bars
  64. Taco Chips
  65. Toasted Coconut Chips
  66. Vanilla Buckwheat Crispies
  67. Vegan Barbecue Zucchini Chips 
  68. Vegan Superfood Bread
  69. Veggie Wraps
  70. Wild Garlic Dehydrated Chia Crackers
  71. Zucc Raisins


  1. Chili Powder
  2. Dehydrated Milk
  3. Dried Chives
  4. Dried Rose Hips
  5. Dried Sweet Basil
  6. Garlic Powder
  7. Ginger Powder
  8. Citrus Salts
  9. Onion Powder
  10. Peppermint 
  11. Rosemary


  1. Bean Bark
  2. Bread Crumbs
  3. Carob Flour
  4. Chicken Jerky for Dogs
  5. Coconut Flour
  6. Dehydrated Cheese
  7. Dehydrated Cottage Cheese
  8. Dehydrated Eggs
  9. Dehydrated Rice
  10. Flax Crackers
  11. Fruit and Veggie Leather Dog Treats for Dogs
  12. Liver Dog Treats
  13. Mint Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs
  14. Natural Food Coloring
  15. Peanut Butter and Banana Chips for Dogs
  16. Raw Buckwheat Granola
  17. Raw Vegan Bread Recipe
  18. Smokey Tomato Sauce (Vegan)
  19. Traveling Bone Broth

Do you have any recipes you love? Tell me in the comments!