Quick and easy gluten free snack idea…
As the old adage goes – An Apple a Day Will Keep the Doctor Away. This apple recipe is a quick, easy to make substitute for less healthy alternatives like potato chips and fruit roll up like products. They are easy to pack into school lunches or to carry with you while on the go. Be sure to use fresh organic juice and organic apples. Remember that many apples contain a soy based wax on the skin (even organic ones). My advice is to look for New Zealand apples as they will not have a waxy coating.
Health Benefits of the Apple
Apples are rich in phytonutrient antioxidants. They contain vitamin C as well as the antioxidant beta-carotene. Additionally, apple is a good source of the B-complex vitamins riboflavin (B2), thiamin (B1), and pyridoxine (vitamin B6). All of which are important for proper energy metabolism and hormone balance.
- 2 cups unsweetened fresh apple juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 large apples, cored and thinly sliced
- Ground cinnamon, optional
Pour fresh apple juice into a large saucepan. Add cinnamon stick and bring to a slow boil. Carefully drop the apple slices into the boiling juice. Cook until translucent. Remove the apples from the pan and place on a clean towel. Pat the slices as dry as possible. Transfer to a wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. Bake 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees until apple slices turn brown and are almost dry to the touch.
You will want to slice the apples as thin as possible in order to get them to dry and brown. If they are thicker, you will have to bake them longer and they won’t be as crispy. Either way, they are delicious and healthy!
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Always looking out for you,
Dr. O – AKA the Gluten Free Warrior
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