[Disclosure: This blog post was written in partnership with Bare Snacks.]
Add apples to your holiday routine! We are all about apples because they are nutrient-dense, with more than 4 grams of dietary fiber and 10% of recommended daily needs for vitamin C in one medium-sized fruit! (1,2) They’re so easy to work with for a new holiday recipe or as a snack for those hectic days of getting holiday-ready. We’re sharing 4 creative ways you can enjoy apples.
- Apple Baked Oatmeal – This is a very simple recipe that anyone can make it. It calls for apples of your choice, but if you’re looking to decide, we recommend Granny Smith Apples. How is it done? Grab an apple, rolled oats, unsweetened almond milk, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut oil. Chop the apple and toss everything into a baking dish, and bake in the oven until the oats are browned on the top. This quick recipe comes out crispy, sweet, and is very comforting, especially on colder days. Pro Tip: Start your Sundays off by batch-preparing this delicious breakfast dish and you’ll be grateful to have this ready-made breakfast all week long!
- Bare® Apple Chips – You know we love our snacks! These deliciously crunchy chips are baked, never fried, and are a great go-to snack option for a winter afternoon on a hike or sitting at home with a good book. They are available in three varieties including Fuji & Reds, Granny Smith, and Cinnamon. And check out this REEL for my Apple Pie Morning Smoothie with Bare® Apple Chips – a fun way to add crunch to your morning.
- Winter Charcuterie Board – What are your favorite charcuterie foods for a chill night in with the girls? We love a variety of apple textures – with both a sliced crisp, thin-skinned, and juicy Honey Crisp apple, drizzled with lemon juice, and also crunchy apple chips. Pair with brie, nuts, seeds, lean meats and spreads for delicious apple accompaniments.
- Delish Apple Butter – Have you tried apple butter? Let your slow cooker do most of the work as you add a delicious blend of Golden Delicious apples, sugar, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and cinnamon. When that all cooks down in a slow cooker for more than 10 hours, it becomes dark brown and thickens to a warm spread. Pour into mason jars and pass them on to your family and friends for a delightful holiday gift. Even better, pair with some already made pumpkin-spice bread or multigrain toast.
How do you enjoy apples? Let us know in the comments.
- USDA. Food Data Central. Accessed 11.17.21 at https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/1102644/nutrients.
- NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin C. Accessed 11.17.21 at https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/.