Top 5 Ways To Reuse Your Apple Peels
Listen up, folks! We're not just using apple waste to create shoes - oh no, there's so much more you can do with those leftover apple peels! Don't just toss 'em in the trash, because we've got some clever - nay, ingenious - ways for you to use 'em up.
Want to make some tasty apple peel tea? Or maybe whip up some delicious apple peel chips? We've got you covered with these top 5 ways to repurpose your apple waste. So let's get creative and put those peels to good use!
1. Make apple chips
Heat your oven to 150*C. Mix your apple peels in a bowl with a sprinkle of cinnamon and 1-2 tablespoons of sugar. Next, spread the apple peels on a lined baking tray. Cook for 25-30 minutes (make sure to turn peels half way through baking). Let the chips cool down, then they are ready to enjoy!
2. Add some extra sweetness in your morning smoothie.
Looking for a way to spruce up your morning smoothie routine? Look no further than your apple peels! Not only do these little guys add a touch of sweetness to your blend, but they also pack an extra punch of nutrients. So, next time you chomp into a juicy apple, save those peels and add them into your blender. Your taste buds and your body will thank you. Plus, you'll get bonus points for being a waste-minimising master!
3. Create a fruit tea
Who needs a fancy tea shop when you can become your own personal mixologist with just some apple peels, honey, and cinnamon? That's right, folks, I'm about to blow your mind with this super easy recipe for a delicious fruit tea. Boil those apple peels in water, add a teaspoon of honey, and a cinnamon stick, and voila! You've got yourself a sweet and spicy blend that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside. It's the perfect drink for those days when you need a pick-me-up, or simply want to indulge in a little self-care.
4. Create your own DIY apple cider vinegar
It's time to get your ferment on! Grab yourself a large clean jar and start dumping those apple peels in there. Don't be shy, squish those scraps down to the bottom like you're trying to win a world record.
Now for the sweet stuff, combine some water with sugar and stir that bad boy until it dissolves. Pour that sugar water over the apples and fill the jar up with more water, but leave some room at the top because this concoction needs some air to breathe.
Place a cheesecloth over the top and secure it like you're wrapping a present that's gonna light up your taste buds.
Put that jar somewhere warm and dark, and watch those bubbles start to form.
Don't forget to stir every day- we're talking clean utensils only, folks- and keep those apple scraps submerged to prevent any mold from taking over.
When the bubbling has finished you can strain those apple peels from the jar - squeeze all the liquid from the peels.
Now, transfer the liquid into a new jar. Place a fresh cheesecloth over top and continue to ferment for the next 2-4 weeks.
Taste test the liquid, once you are happy flavour seal the jar and store.
5. Turn into breakfast muffins
- 2 cups of gluten free flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 2/3 cup of rice malt syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of apple peels
- 3/4 cup of almond milk
- 125g butter, melted, cooled
- Preheat the oven to 180*C
- Combined all your dry ingredients into a bowl and make a well.
- Pour in your rice malt syrup, eggs, butter and almond milk, stir well.
- Add a spoonful of mixture into each muffin mold.
- Cook for 20 minutes or until golden on top (to test if cooked, insert a skewer into the middle of the muffin, if the skewer comes out clean they are ready to eat. If it comes out wet with mixture, continue cooking for a bit longer).