Crisp, oven baked apple chips with a hint of cinnamon-y-sweetness offer a nutritious solution for snack time to munch on by the fire while sipping a hot cider and warming up from a day on the snow. Portable, delicious and allergen free, these ‘chips’ are a great way to get a cancer-fighting crunchy fix. A recent study by Cornell emphasizes the valuable, health-protecting role of phytochemicals such as phenolics or flavonoids found in apples as well as other fruits and veggies. So enjoy!
What you need:
2 Large Ontario Apples (Gala or Idared)
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
What you do:
-Preheat oven to 200 F (100 C).
-Thinly sliced apples crosswise about 1/8-inch (2 mm) thick with a mandoline or sharp knife. Arrange apple slices in a single layer on two parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets.
-In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Put mixture into a sieve and sprinkle evenly over apple slices.
-Bake in the top and bottom third of the oven until apples are dry and crisp, about 2 hours. Remove from oven and let ‘chips’ cool completely before transferring to a sealed container for up to 3 days.
-Makes about 2 cups (500 mL) of apple chips.
-Per (1/4 cup) serving: about 40 cal, 11 g carb, 1 g fibre. %RDI: vit C 4%