What to do with apple peels: 7 Things To Try
Are you wondering what to do with the extra apple peels that you have? What do you do with the peels now that you have skinned your apples perhaps for a new recipe? An apple is one of those fruits that can be eaten and used entirely.
No part of it has to go to waste. There are various ways in which you can use apple peels. In this article, we take a look at the different ways to recycle them and also why you should be thinking if this.
You can make chips as snacks that are ready to eat. It is so easy. Simply coat your apple peels in butter then add a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Use half of the mixture with your apple peels.
Take these peels and put them in an oven tray lined with parchment paper. Roast them, whilst keeping a careful eye on them. They burn easily. When they are done, you can now sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar over them. The chips are done and can now be enjoyed.
You can also boil the apple peels and make tea with them. It is delicious and smells amazing. Add the apple peels to a pot of water, boil it for 5 to 10 minutes. Add these to your regular black or green tea. Then ad whole spices such as cinnamon sticks, you can also add honey and lemon.
You can also dry the peels, and then grind them to a fine powder and store. The powder adds a beautiful flavor when you are baking.
You can also make a nutrient-packed smoothie. Put the peels in an airtight container. And freeze them. When you are ready, you can then blend them in with your smoothie, adding a natural sweetness and boost of fiber to your diet. You can also cut them up into chunks and make use of them in muffin mixes. You can also add sweet spices like cinnamon.
Apple peels can also be used to flavor drinking water. It is as simple as dropping them into your drinking water, and you instantly have naturally flavored apple water.
Recipes are not the only thing that you can use apple peels for. You can also use apple peels to clean your pots! The peels are acidic and this property is what will help you clean your pots better and more effectively. To use them to clean your pots, boil the peas in water for 15 to 20 minutes. The acid helps to remove dirt and grease from aluminum cookware.
Apple peels are also a great fragrance for your home. Boiling them releases the sweet fragrance and can fill your home with a natural sweet scent.
So before you think of throwing out your apple peels, make sure that you consider the many uses that you can still get out of them. They do not need to go to waste! Whilst this is not an exhaustive list, I hope this gives you some ideas and stops you from throwing away your apple peels.