Monday, April 22, 2013
Dried Cinnamon Apple Chips
Feeding kids can be a grueling process. We don't always have an inner compass that guides us to the right kind of snacks. Sometimes, we get nutritionally lost. I have reached for the over processed food on occasion and feel guilty about it.
I want fast and healthy snacks...
Preferably ones that don't involve a microwave or plastic baggies. I found this simple recipe for making cinnamon apple chips from the daycare food program I use. This snack is easy enough and as an added bonus- I couldn't keep the children from devouring these sweet treats. I had to ration the chips to ensure my oldest had enough slices to take on his winter camp out.
To make these Apple Chips you will need:
1 pound sliced, cored apples about 1/8 inch thick
Here is how you bake them:
Spread the apple slices onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets or a dehydrator rack.
Be careful not to overlap.
Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 250 degrees for about 2-3 hours in the oven, rotating them once or twice. If you use a dehydrator, use the fruit settings and dry for about 6 hours.
They will be done when they are slightly pliable, but will crisp up when cool.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature until served.
Do you have any recipes that you dehydrate?