Did You Go Apple Picking? Quick and Easy Recipes to Get to Before They Spoil

Apple picking is such a fun activity to do with friends and family until you realize you have 4lbs of apples sitting in a gorgeous wooden bowl. even if a family four ate and apple a day each, we might keep the doctor away but would never finish this haul. Two quick and easy recipes that don't for everyday snacking.



Cinnamon and Cardamon Apple Chips

You can choose to do as many apples as you like and these are best stored in a cool, dry area. For best results drag out your mandoline, if you don't have a mandoline use a very sharp knife and probably save yourself a finger injury.


  • 2 apples
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
  • Two tablespoons granulated sugar
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  2. Core and thinly slice apples in full rounds.
  3. Layer on a cooking sheet without touching. Spray with cooking spray. Lightly sprinkle with sugar and spice mixture.
  4. Bake in the oven for an hour.
  5. Let cool completely till they feel crispy and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry area.



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Apple Muffins

A great healthy muffin for mornings on the go or a great after-school snack.


  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • Tablespoon flax seeds

  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 small apples


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.

  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Make a well in the center. Add milk, oil and egg. Stir until just combined. Peel and grate 1 apple. Fold grated apple into muffin mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.

  3. Core and quarter remaining apple. Thinly slice. Arrange a few apple slices on top of each muffin. Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.