Spiced Apple Chips
We are in the most beautiful Autumn weather at the moment! My street is full of bursts of yellow, red and orange with tourists posing in the street for their photos. I feel so very grateful to live in such a beautiful part of the world. You can see a photo from around the corner here. Autumn not only means cooler nights, beautiful days but also delicious apples!! We have all had apple pie. And apple crumble. But have you ever made your own Spiced Apple Chips? Aren’t they pretty! I had a hard time trying to photograph these as my two cheeky monkeys kept stealing them!! These Spiced Apple Chips are so easy to make, are totally allergy friendly and would make a perfect addition to a delicious afternoon tea or lunch box.
Now that the weather is cooling right down (it even snowed a few flakes the other morning), I am quite happy to be turning the oven on again! Thongs have been swapped for boots and my scarves and beanies are starting to make an appearance too. I have a feeling it’s going to be a cold and hopefully snowy winter up here in the Blue Mountains!
We were very lucky again this year and got a good bounty from our fruit trees. We have three trees at the back of our yard which are espalier, there’s an apple, a packham pear and a nashi pear. The very last of the fruit got used up this Easter weekend to make a delicious apple crumble ( I will have to share the recipe for that one with you too, it was a winner).
Did you realise most commercially available dried fruit contains sulphite preservatives? These are a common allergen and can cause respiratory symptoms. They are often listen as numbers 220-225 or 228 on food packaging and by Australian law should be listed in the products allergy statement in bold writing. If you want to learn more you can read this information from ASCIA. These Spiced Apple Chips make the perfect allergy friendly alternative to commercial dried fruit particularly for family members who suffer from asthma.
In other news, I have co-authored a book! Woohoo! Simone Emery from Play With Food and myself have written a book called Allergy Free Afternoon Tea which is filled with professional advice and delicious allergy-friendly recipes to help make your afternoons a time for delicious fun. Simone is a fully qualified feeding therapist and I absolutely love how she is working towards kids and families having a happy relationship with food. Great stuff! Her advice is so helpful and easy to implement. So stay tuned for a pre-release special! You can join my mailing list here to stay in the loop and be first to know about our in real life book launch and pre-sale special.
- 4 apples, sliced in rings through the core
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 150 C.
- Slice your apples into rings and place on baking trays lined with baking paper.
- Mix together oil maple syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Brush the mixture onto one side of the apple rings.
- Bake in oven for 1 hour.