This week’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Apples! I love apples. My favorite is the Winesap apple. I have great memories of when I was a kid and we would make our annual trip to the Orchards. We would get a whole basket full of Winesap apples. It was such an exciting event for me. Linvilla Orchards was not far from where I grew up and it is still a thriving orchard where you can go and pick your own. This is also the time of year that Apple Cider starts appearing in the grocery store. I love apple cider. I hope someone has a great gluten free recipe for apple cider donuts that is easy.
Apples are a wonderful food to have around. They don’t need to be refrigerated, travel well, gluten and dairy free and vegetarian and vegan.
There are over 8000 varieties of apples but they can all trace their roots back to the wild sour crab apple. Apples come in all sizes and colors and contain vitamins A, B, and C, magnesium, iron and manganese. Fall and Winter are peak season for apples. If you can, buy from your local farmers. These will be the freshest. Apples will generally last a week in the refrigerator but there are ways to winter them. This requires tissue paper, slatted wooden boxes and a cool dry well ventilated place.
Recently, my favorite apple recipe is the Apple Cinnamon Muffins I made from Elana Amsterdam’s book The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Great book, just get one and you’ll thank me. I also like to make Apple Pupusas.
I hope you will share your apple recipes here and then check out what others have shared. Feel free to leave as many recipes as you like and share that link love back to this post. Read up for more details on Friday Foodie Fix.
Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ………….Potatoes!