Leaves are starting to change color as the temperatures fall, which means it’s apple cider time! While apple cider is delicious, it’s also full of health benefits. Apple cider contains polyphenols, which are compounds in plants that act as antioxidants. They can help the body to fight against free radicals and cell damage, lowering your risk of certain types of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Try these recipes to enjoy the health benefits this fall!
Wanted an apple cider recipe without added sugar? Look no further than this one! Make this recipe with the family by visiting a local orchard to pick some apples.
3–4 pounds of apples (mixed variety, roughly quartered)
1/2 cup brown sugar sweetener (optional & to taste, use any sweetener of choice)
1 medium orange (optional)
4 cinnamon sticks*
1 tablespoon whole cloves*
1 whole vanilla bean (sliced lengthwise)*
Fresh filtered water
For the full recipe, visit Strength & Sunshine.
This recipe is perfect if you want to come home to the aroma of apple cider. After cooking for six hours in a crockpot, the cider will be ready to enjoy with family and friends.
8 gala apples, quartered
4 sticks cinnamon
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice
10 cups water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 orange thickly sliced, optional
For the full recipe, visit The Stay at Home Chef.
Who said you can’t eat apple cider? Try these apple cider muffins that are whole grain and naturally sweet for a healthy snack or breakfast this autumn. Enjoy!
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup small chopped apples
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
For the full recipe, visit Family Food on the Table.
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