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Green Apple Garnish

Free and Friendly Foods 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.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Low Histamine, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, AIP, Vegan, SCD Compatible

For SCD: Use organic date sugar instead of maple.

Special Tools: Apple Spiralizer

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
2 organic Green Apple Peels, cut
1/2 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
1/4 tsp Organic Ground Cinnamon
1 TBSP Organic Light Brown Sugar
dash Organic Ground Nutmeg

Related Post: Crispy Oat Apple Pie Recipe

About the apple spiralizer:
This is an important tool because if you were to peel by hand or using a potato peeler, you won’t end up with a consistent width. While that’s not the end of the world, you’ll need to do more cutting once you’ve finished the peeling step.

Directions:
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. A fork works very 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 even better. 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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