Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Green Apple Garnish

Ice Cream should have toppings, right? Well this one is quite versatile. It’s good for ice cream, cupcakes, and cookies too. I can also seeing this being delicious in your morning yogurt. It does however take a long time to make. I made two versions of this, one Paleo/GAPs friendly, and the other with cane sugar. Take your pick.

Special Tools: Apple Spiralizer

This is important because if you were to peel bu hand or using a potato peeler, you won’t have a consistent width. That’s not the end of the world though. You’ll need to do more cutting once you’ve finished the peeling step.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan

This scales up (or down) as much as you need it to.

Paleo & GAPs Version
2 organic Green Apple Peels, cut
pinch Organic Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
1 TBSP Organic Maple Sugar
dash Organic Ground Nutmeg

Cane Sugar Version
1/2 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
1/4 tsp Organic Ground Cinnamon
1 TBSP Organic Light Brown Sugar

No matter which version you choose, the process is the same. Start by peeling your apple. Then, using a sharp knife, cut the peel into very small pieces. I don’t know if I chose a bad knife, or forgot to sharpen it, but I had to put a lot of elbow grease into the cutting part. I even tried scissors, but the knife was faster.

Once you have a lot of tiny pieces, mix the peel with the ingredients in a small bowl. I found a fork worked well for this step. Finally, line a baking tray with parchment paper, and spread your mix on the tray. You want it to be as flat as possible to ensure even drying.

If you have a dehydrator, I’m sure it would get the job done well. In our case, we have an oven that has a very low setting, somewhere around 175 degrees. I allowed the trays to stay in the warm oven for 4 hours.

When you remove the tray, allow the mix to cool. Transfer the apple mix to a baggie for storage. Once it was in the baggie, I “crushed” it with my hands because some of the pieces has stuck together.

Pictures anyone?

 

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Kid Four was so proud of the peels.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Side note: I simply love the lighting in this photo. I’ve been trying to recreate it, but the sun isn’t cooperating with me. Cut apple peel by the way.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Paleo version. It’s really neat to see the colour difference.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Brown sugar mix, ready to be warmed.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Brown Sugar version done.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Paleo version done.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Yes, it’s a very haphazard hole.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Apple Pie Mini Cupcake, dusted with cinnamon.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Kid Two was in love with the final composition.

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