Apple picking season is upon us so apple recipes are needed. It is time to scout out your local apple orchard. Enjoy the day with the sun, cooling temperatures, fresh air and family time. With everyone hunting down the ripest and biggest apples you may home with baskets overflowing! What are you to do with them all?
Of course there are the standard apple pies and crisps. You may have even ventured into creating apple butter and, the all time family favorite, apple sauce. With all this done you look in the baskets and find there are plenty left! What on earth are you going to make now?
Look no further. We have compiled a list of healthy and scrumptious recipes one of autumn’s favorite ingredients. Just click on the photos and discover some unique twists for enjoying apple season.
Cinnamon-Apple Stuffed French Toast
This breakfast go-to just got better. Cinnamon-Apple Stuffed French Toast is a warm, sweet and hearty fall breakfast. Everyone in the family can be part of creating this masterpiece. From creating the apple filling to loading the bread slices.
Note: Click on the lick near the top of the recipe for the Cinnamon-Apple Filling. This creates two recipes in one. There are many ways to use the filling and add flavor to less appetizing recipes. Maybe a dollop on a warm bowl of oatmeal. Of course, it would be scrumptious on top of waffles or pancakes as well. Think outside the apple pie!
Creamy Chicken Apple Salad
Tired of the same lunch day-after-day? Looking for a twist of creamy, sweet and yet healthy? Then Diabetes Food Hub has a recipe for you. Remember, diabetes friendly recipes are good for us all.
Creamy Chicken Apple Salad is a powerhouse of nutrition. It may seem deceptive with each fork full of mouth watering delight. This low carb lunch is both healthy and hearty.
Another perk of this recipe is it is highly versatile. Serve over a bed of lettuce, in a pita, wrap it in a tortilla shell or add a variety of nuts. The options go on-and-on.
Sweet and Spicy Apple Chips
Kids looking for a snack? Maybe you are craving something sweet but want healthy too. For an added bonus these little snacks are crunchy as well. With zero fat you can also enjoy Sweet and Spicy Apple Chips without guilt.
Cooking Light estimates a 10 minute prep. The total time is 2 hours and 40 minutes, so plan ahead. Leave yourself time to make sure they’re ready before the family smells that delicious aroma.
This is one of the apple recipes that is easily doubled or even tripled. Spread the autumn flavor to your family, friends and neighbors. They will love them!
Skillet Apple Pork Chops
Apples aren’t just for desserts and salads. Adding this delicious fruit to pork chops or chicken can add just the fall flavor you are looking for. Not to mention the warm and inviting scent while cooking.
This is when the heavenly scent will bring you back to fall leaves and playing in the piles. Once the stock mixture is heated, add the pork chops back to the pan and you are on your way to a delicious meal easy enough to make any weeknight.
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Healthy Apple Bread
Kristine’s Kitchen Blog has shared a recipe that is bound to satisfy. In her own words; “This Healthy Apple Bread is moist and filled with pieces of fresh apple and cinnamon. It’s delicious for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert!”
Imagine a warm slice of this Healthy Apple Bread warmed up in the morning with a cup of coffee before you start the day. Maybe with a scoop of frozen yogurt after dinner.
Kristine shares that she enjoys it with a dollop of freshly made whipped cream. Did you know that can be created with just whipped cream, a bit of vanilla extract and a non-sugar sweetener? Super easy and healthier than many store bought options.
Kristine’s Kitchen Blog shares a variety of apple recipes that are sure to please. Explore and find the ones that work for you and yours.
Apple recipes can be used all day long!
As you can see, the options are simply endless for apples. Learning which variety works best for baking, cooking or eating is also important. Ask your local orchard or do some research on-line before you go. Give PickYourOwn.Org a try. They have a terrific chart to make choosing easier. Plan recipes ahead of time so you return with the apples you are most likely to use and enjoy.