New American Plate Challenge

Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

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Weekly Recipe
Serves 12

Fresh autumn apples, warm cinnamon spice and the natural sweetness of Medjool dates are all it takes to make these simple, natural fruit snacks. Snacking is a great way to add a variety of healthy plant foods to your diet, throughout the day. These fruit leathers are rich in fiber and contain quercetin, a flavonoid with anti-inflammatory properties.


Ingredients

  • 5
    medium apples, chopped
  • 1-2 Cup
    water
  • 1
    large date, pitted
  • 1 Teaspoon
    cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place chopped apples in a medium saucepan with water. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for about 10 minutes.

  2. Add pitted date and cinnamon and mash. Cover and cook another 2-3 minutes on low heat.

  3. Put mixture into a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

  4. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat and spread with a spatula into a thin layer.

  5. Bake at 175-200° (as low as your oven will go) for 2-3 hours or until it's tacky but doesn't stick to your finger.

Nutrition: Per Serving: 45 calories, 0 g fat, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium.