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Trail Cooking With Apples

Apples are an incredible ingredient for backpacking meals – they are budget-friendly, easy to work with and can be used in a dozen of recipes. This favorite fall fruit delivers a wonderful sweetness and delicate flavor to any dish from breakfast granola to savory stew. Get the most of the apple’s season with these quick and easy recipes!

Cinnamon Apple Crisps

* Serves 3 * Easy * 28g (0.99oz) * 98kcal * Vegan *

You’ll need:
3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced (Golden Delicious)
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp ground cinnamon

At home:
Mix lemon juice with 1 cup water in a bowl. Pour apple slices into a bowl with lemon water.
Soak for about 5 minutes, then drain.
Place apple slices on dehydrator tray, sprinkle with cinnamon.Dehydrate at 52C/125F for 10-12 hours until crisp.
Store  apple crisps in an airtight container in a dark, dry place.

Granola with Apples and Chia Seeds

* Serves 4 * Moderate * 5 min * Pot * 109g (3.84oz) * 376kcal * Vegetarian *

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You’ll need:
Parchment paper
2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp canola oil
1 cup dried apples, chopped
4 tsp chia seeds
8 tbsp full cream milk powder (Nestle Nido)

 At home:
Preheat oven to 160C/320F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine oats, cinnamon, honey and oil in a bowl; stir until thoroughly coated.
Spread granola mixture on a baking sheet. Roast for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Toss dried apples and chia seeds into granola. Mix well and divide into 4 equal portions.
Add to each portion 2 tablespoons of powdered milk and pack into 4 zip-lock bags.

On the trail:
Bring 1/2 cup water to the boil. Pour hot water into granola; stir to combine.

Baked Apples With Vanilla Sauce

* Serves 1 * Easy * 30 min * Outback Oven * 79kcal * Vegetarian *

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You will need:

2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 fresh apple
2 tsp ghee
Parchment paper
For sauce:
1 tsp Dr. Oetker instant vanilla sauce mix
1 tsp full cream milk powder (Nestle Nido)

At home:
Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small zip-lock bag. Combine vanilla sauce mix and powdered milk in another zip-lock bag. Pack other ingredients separately.

On the  trail:
Cut the apples across in half.
Line the pan with parchment paper. Place apple halves into the pan.
Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Put a teaspoon of butter into the middle of each apple.
Bake in the Outback Oven for 20 minutes.
Add 5 tablespoons of cold water to vanilla sauce mixture and stir well.
Top apples with vanilla sauce.

Pancakes With Apples and Cinnamon

* Serves 1 * Easy * 20 min * Fry Pan * 146g (5.15oz) * 347kcal *

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You’ll need:
100g/3.53oz pancake batter mix
1/2 cup (43g/1.5oz) dried apples, diced
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
Ghee for frying

At home:
Combine pancake batter mix, dried apples, cinnamon and sugar in a zip-lock bag. Pack other ingredients separately.

On the trail:
Add 1/2 cup water to the pancake batter mixture. Stir until smooth and close the bag.
Leave the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
Melt the ghee in a frying pan.
Cut off a corner of the bag and squeeze batter into the pan.
Cook pancakes on both sides until slightly browned.

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