July 2022 Newsletter—Campfire Apple Crisp

Campfire Apple Crisp

https://recipesfromapantry.com/campfire-apple-crisp-foil-packets/

Ingredients

  • Apple
  • Olive Oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Granola

Directions

  • Preheat the campfire or grill to medium.
  • Cut aluminum foil squares and lay them out.
  • Divide the apple slices between the foil packets.
  • Drizzle on the olive oil and maple syrup.
  • Sprinkle on the ground cinnamon followed by the granola.
  • Seal up the apple crisp foil packs and place them on the campfire or grill.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes, turning at least once, until the apples are cooked to your desired softness
  • Remove the foil packs, and serve them fresh or topped with vegan ice cream,yogurt or dairy free cream.

Equipment

  • Grill/Campfire
  • Lighter
  • Plates
  • Napkins
  • Tongs
  • Heat resistant gloves
  • Tinfoil

Nutrition Facts

  • Apples
    • Filled with fiber
    • Soluble and insoluble fiber
    • The skin is the most fibrous part
    • Contains pectin which is a soluble fiber
      • Decent source of vitamin C
      • Filled with phytochemicals
        • Phytochemicals are not considered essential nutrients but can play a role in health.
        • Phytochemicals cannot be recommended in specific amounts because of the lack of research behind it (it is still very new to scientists)
      • Research suggests that apple consumption is associated with reduction of lung, colorectal, breast, and overall digestive tract cancers
  •  Cinnamon
    • Some anti-inflammatory properties
    • May help reduce blood sugar
      • More studies needed
        • Some studies have shown that taking a specific dose of cinnamon can help lower A1c levels in patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. It is not recommended for type 1.
    • May help reduce cholesterol
      • More studies needed
    • High doses of cinnamon can be harmful to those with liver disease
    • Not much is known about the health benefits or risks of taking cinnamon to treat certain diseases.
    • Can also cause issues for those on blood thinners as cinnamon contains Coumarin which is a natural blood thinning agen

Granola

    • Full of fiber
    • Rich in good fats
    • Can depend on the type of granola and what ingredients were used to make it
    • Adding nuts and seeds to oats adds healthy fats, protein, and many micronutrients
    • Can improve gut health by increasing the amount of healthy bacteria in the gut
    • Oats in granola contain lots of fiber that is good for heart health
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