Healthy Apple Chips!
I love making healthy apple chips! They are a guilt free snack or treat and they are so easy to make! I have found that the best way to slice the apples is by using a mandolin so that they are super thin. If you don’t have a mandolin don’t sweat it, you can just slice them as thin as possible. The thinner they are the faster they will cook. If you use a knife to cut the apple slices just remember to allow some extra time for cooking so they turn out perfect. I like to sprinkle cinnamon op top of my slices but if you’re not a cinnamon fan then just don’t use it. I love cinnamon because of the wonderful flavor it adds but it also helps reduce inflammation in the body.
Ingredients/things you will need:
- 1 large baking sheet or 2 smaller ones
- 1 tbsp. Coconut oil
- Apples (I use 4-5 organic Gala apples)
- 1 tbsp. Lemon juice
- Mandolin or sharp knife
- Parchment paper
- Silicone brush
- Preheat oven to 250 F
- I usually use 4-5 Organic Gala Apples when I make apple chips. I use the mandolin to slice them up thinly. Place in a medium-sized bowl.
- Squeeze 1 tbsp. of lemon juice on top of the apple slices and give them a careful toss. If you mix them too much they will fall apart so be gentle!
- Melt 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
- Line 1 large baking sheet or 2 smaller baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Add the apple slices to the baking sheet. Try not over lapping them and lay them out in one single layer.
- Using your silicone brush you can now lightly brush the apple slices with coconut oil and sprinkle them with cinnamon.
- Pop them into the oven for about 45 minutes.
- Just continue this process until you have baked all your apple slices.
- Allow to cool off once cooked and ENJOY! 🙂
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Here at my house I have a bit of a obsession with making apple oat bakes. I always have organic gala apples and oats in the house! Those are staple food items in my home. My kids are obsessed with gala apples so that’s why I stick to buying that type. Apple bakes are great when you wanna put together something quickly. The beauty of a bake is that you throw it into the oven and you don’t have to fuss over it. I wanted another option that was even healthier so I decided to use quinoa flakes in my recipe. It’s also a wheat-free/gluten-free grain option! There are so many benefits to including quinoa to your diet! It’s packed with a protein, super low in calories, antioxidants, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and has anti inflammatory benefits as well. Here is the incredibly easy recipe for my organic apple quinoa bake …
ORGANIC APPLE QUINOA BAKE
- 2 large organic apples, chopped up and leave the skin on. Everyone needs more fiber in their diet!
- 1 1/4 cup organic quinoa flakes
- 1 heaping TBSP of cinnamon … another obsession of mine 🙂
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4-1/3 cup pure maple syrup (1/4 cup is what I use)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
* You will need a medium-sized baking dish*
*You can add more quinoa flakes to your bake if you desire. I don’t because I like to keep apples as the star of the show.
*Makes 4 servings*
- Add the quinoa and cinnamon into the baking dish, mix
- Chop up the apples and add them into the baking dish
- Pour the apple cider vinegar to the mixture and give it a good mix.
- Pour the coconut oil on the mixture and combine.
- Next add the maple syrup. Depending on how sweet you want your apple bake to be you can add between 1/4 – 1/3 cup maple syrup.
- Toss in the raw pumpkin seeds
- Even out in the baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 F
Easy, Easy, Easy! Enjoy as a dessert or snack! You could even spoon this bake on top of coconut ice cream with a little drizzle of maple syrup and top with walnuts or pecans. YUM!
These muffins are really tasty and very easy to make! They are also pretty fast to whip up which is a total bonus! I’m usually baking with my kids so I try to keep recipes pretty simple and fast to make. My new baking buddy is my 5 year old who is pretty darn good at it actually. She is also now at an age where she understands that mommy doesn’t use any animal ingredient’s, so we are always putting in alternatives into our recipes. She even knew that we used flax in this recipe instead of eggs. I guess kids do pay attention to their parents!
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- 2 cups spelt flour or brown rice flour
- 1/3 cup cane or sugar of your preference
- 1 tbsp ground flax (flax meal)
- 3 tbsp of water
- 1 cup almond milk
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- Cinnamon to taste
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups peeled & chopped apples ( I use Gala )
- 1/4 cup vegan butter, coconut oil or veggie oil
(Optional) Topping: 1 tbsp of cane sugar mixed with 1/2 -1 tsp of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 F. In a little bowl put the 1 tbsp of the flax meal (ground flax) and add 3 tbsp of water to it. Mix & let stand for a few minutes. Cream together the sugar and butter. Add in the flax and mix well. In a large bowl add the spelt flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix well. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix well. Add in the chopped apples and give it a quick mix. Line your muffin tray with paper liners and fill them up with the yummy mixture. If you’re using the topping then sprinkle a touch of it on each muffin. Pop them into the oven and bake them for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
*Makes 1 dozen muffins*