Clean Eating Baked Apple Rings
These simple, clean-eating baked apple rings are a great way to use up the apples that are so abundant in autumn. Spiced with cinnamon and ginger, these baked apple rings make a brilliantly healthy, clean-eating snack. They are also very popular with children.
- Pre-heat the oven to 160°C.
- Take the stalks out of the apples, wash and core them. If you don’t have an apple corer, you can slice your apples and take the core out retrospectively.
- Thinly slice your apples, so that the core is at the centre of each apple ring. Your rings need to be approximately 2 mm thick.
- Lay your apple slices out on a baking tray lined with a sheet of parchment paper.
- If you haven’t cored your apples yet, do so now with either a small cookie cutter or a sharp knife.
- In a small dish, mix together the cinnamon and ginger.
- Lightly dust the spices over your apple slices, using a small sieve held reasonably high away from the slices.
- Using your fingers, you can then gently move each apple slice around on the parchment paper to get some of the spice mixture on the paper, onto the underside of each ring.
- Bake in the oven for 40 – 50 minutes. Turn the rings over after 20 minutes. Then check them again every 10 minutes or so, removing any rings that are starting to brown.
- Allow to cool and then eat immediately.