This recipe is crushing cravings by soothing growling bellies. Apples are very high in pectin, a soluble fibre shown to help you feel full and satisfied. It also aids in healthy digestion; vital in maintaining and reaching an ideal weight, and in the long-term prevention of many chronic illnesses. Healthy digestion is also key to a healthy gut, allowing the absorption of essential nutrients and minerals. Both apples and cinnamon can make the afternoon slumps a distant memory. Polyphenols in apples have also been shown to help regulate sugar levels, which is key in the prevention of diabetes type II, cravings and over-eating. Having a regulated blood sugar level will also help make those afternoon crashes, a thing of the past. Focus in class? Yes, please!
2 cups organic apples, sliced
1 tsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 -1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch unrefined pink salt
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Slice the apples with a mandolin as thin as possible and place them on a parchment paper-lined 11x13 baking sheet. If you don’t own a mandolin then you can slice by hand but it needs to be very thin to create the chip-like texture.
3. Add oil, salt and spice and stir well.
4. Bake until crispy but not burnt, about 40-45 minutes. The chips brown quickly once dry so be sure to start checking it 35 minutes to be safe.*
Note: Every oven is different so it may take less or more time so adjust accordingly.
Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 weeks