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Homemade Apple Chips

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Two recipes in a row?! You are gonna be so shocked when I’m sharing a third tomorrow πŸ™‚

Today’s recipe is for a super healthy snack: Apple Chips!

I found a recipe on Pinterest from Maggie at Vittles and BitsΒ and just had to try it out. I tweaked mine just a bit and now am a total addict. Just what I need, one more thing to be addicted to!

I grabbed some Golden Delicious apples from the store for my chips (Maggie used Red Delicious) and set them aside to be sliced.

Then, I lined three baking sheets with parchment paper. This probably goes without saying, but since I am not a total foodie I had no idea there was a difference between wax paper and parchment paper. Rookie move. I ended up destroying a baking pan because of that, so make sure you have the right kind of paper.

Spray your parchment paper lightly with cooking spray.

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Start to slice your apples. I used three for this batch. Slice them as thinly as you can and lay them on the parchment paper. I cut some of mine in slices, others in circles going straight through the core. Either way works, just make sure there aren’t any seeds.

If you have a dog, make sure no seeds fall onto the floor. They aren’t good for dogs (or anyone, really). Just sayin’.

Once your baking sheets are covered in the thin slices, I sprinkled a mixture of Splenda and cinnamon on them. You can bake them without either, with just cinnamon, with just Splenda, with sugar… blah blah blah, you get the idea. Use your imagination. On one of my baking sheets I lightly drizzled honey on the apples — it added a really nice flavor. Next time I make them, I want to sprinkle nutmeg on top. Yum!

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Now, time to bake! I set my oven to 215 F and put those suckers in for 2.5 hours. They take a while to dry out all the way, but they make your house smell amazing the whole time. Totally worth the wait.

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When you take them out, your super thin slices will be extra crispy. Some of your thicker slices might not be all of the way dry. I found that if you put them into a container they finish drying out. Or, you can eat them that way, too. Still delicious.

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Now your chips are done. Eat to your heart’s content. It is fruit after all πŸ™‚

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Thanks for the inspiration, Maggie!

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

If you are a fan of A Smith of All Trades on Facebook, then you saw my funny post yesterday of my GIANT zucchini that is almost half the size of Remmy.

Well, that zucchini was way too big to cook up for dinner, so instead I made four batches of chocolate chip zucchini bread.

I found a really good zucchini bread recipe at EatingWell.com, and two hours later had wayyyyy more bread than I knew what to do with. A loaf to the neighbors, a loaf to my mom and John, some muffins to my Dad and Jill… and STILL so much left.

I saved the big loaf for me and the hubs.

 

Mmmmm, mmmm, mmmmm. Zucchini bread is delicious — especially with mini chocolate chips πŸ™‚

Now, time to craft!

And in case you were wondering, we still have a third of the zucchini left over for dinner!