Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Healthy Flavors of Fall

Photo is © Olga Vasilkova

Summer has not officially ended yet, but we are already in full swing of delicious Fall flavors. Pumpkin Spice this and Apple Pie that. It’s everywhere! Peeking in the family garden, I already see small to medium pumpkins getting ready for the Fall harvest. So instead of indulging in syrups and other artificial flavors, why not make some delectable fall goodies with ACTUAL Pumpkin and Apple! Here are two clean eating, whole food recipes for those who love the flavors of Autumn.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

3 apples (we like to use a mix of Granny Smith and Macintosh, but any kind will work!)

ground cinnamon

ground raw sugar (OR powdered Stevia, be sure to use less Stevia as it is stronger and sweeter!)

2 baking sheets lined with butcher paper or silicone baking mats

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Cut the apples into thin round slices. Place slices on the baking sheets in a single layer and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Bake for 1 hour. Flips all the slices and continue to bake for another hour - hour and a half. If you’d like your chips on the crunchy side, leave the slices in the oven for another hour after you’ve turned it off and are letting the oven cool down. The result is a delectable treat sure to go fast!

If storing, be sure to seal these in an airtight container to preserve crispness.

Natural Pumpkin Spice Latte

1 shot of espresso or 4 oz. of very strong coffee

3/4 cup of milk of choice

3 TB organic pumpkin puree

1 TB of real maple syrup

5 drops of stevia

1/8 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice

1/8 tsp. of vanilla extract

Pinch of coconut sugar for topping 

This can be served hot or cold over ice. Blend with ice for a natural frappe.

*originally published by Jillian Lyons in The Life Center of Connecticut blog.

andMorgan is a father-daughter team that screen prints flour sack tea towels, tote bags, wine bags and t-shirts. Jeff has owned a screen printing and embroidery business in Bristol, CT for almost 25 years and taught himself everything he knows about screen printing. Jillian has always enjoyed drawing, cooking and collecting way too many tea towels! We combined our passion for all of these things together in order to create modern and fun products for any kitchen or home.

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