5 Delicious Apple Recipes Your Kids Will Love July 6, 2015

“An apple a day, keeps the doctor away’, is an old saying. This evergreen fruit is a must have for kids and adults alike. The innumerable health benefits of this fruit are still doing rounds. It is one of the most popular among the kids’ favorite fruits’ list. While munching them is the best way to reap the benefits of this humble fruit, there are many ways of molding it into various tastier delights.

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5 Awesome Apple Recipes For Kids:

Apples can be transformed into a variety of delectable dishes ranging from milkshakes, smoothies to muffins and casseroles. There are countless apple recipes that you can try. Here are 5 such apple recipes that are sure to win the heart of your kids. Read on to know what they are:

1. Whole Wheat Apple Chocó chip Muffins:

Whole Wheat Apple Chocó chip Muffins

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My mouth waters at the mere mentioning of this tasty sweet treat. Packed with the goodness of whole wheat, apples and choco chips, these muffins offer tempting treats for the kids.

Ingredients:

  • Washington Apples – 1
  • Whole wheat flour – ½ cup
  • Baking powder – ¼ tsp
  • Baking soda – ¼ tsp
  • Butter – ½ cup softened and 2 tsp for grease the molds
  • Brown sugar – ½ cup, finely powdered
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Choco chips – ¼ cup
  • Milk – 1 ½ tbsp

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  2. Grease a 9 hole muffin pan with butter and keep aside.
  3. Discard the peel of the apple, finely chop, and keep aside.
  4. Sieve whole wheat flour with baking powder and baking soda thrice and keep aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add butter and powdered sugar.
  6. Using a hand mixer, on medium speed, beat the mixture until pale and fluffy.
  7. Add apples and vanilla and mix well.
  8. Add little flour and using a spoon, mix well.
  9. Add milk and mix gently.
  10. Divide among the greased molds.
  11. Sprinkle choco chips on the top.
  12. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a cake teaser inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  13. Remove from the oven and keep aside until warm.
  14. Serve warm with a glass of milk.

2. Chocolate Dipped Apples:

Chocolate Dipped Apples

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I tried this recipe for my daughter’s birthday party. And you know what? There was not even a single piece left for me at the end for mere tasting. This can be one of the best apple dessert recipes for kids that can be served as a snack too. And, you don’t have to spend too much of time in the kitchen to make this. I adapted this recipe from Paula Deen.
Ingredients:

  • Granny Smith Apples – 4
  • Semisweet chocolate – 16 oz
  • White chocolate – 8 oz
  • Bamboo skewers – 12 3-inch sticks

Directions:

  1. Wash the apples under running water and using a towel dry the apples thoroughly.
  2. Insert the skewers in the core of the apples.
  3. Add semisweet chocolate to a small bowl placed above a pot of boiling water and melt it.
  4. Dip the apples, one at a time, into the chocolate.
  5. Keep rolling so that the apples are evenly coated with the chocolate.
  6. Melt the white chocolate in a small bowl placed above a pot of boiling water.
  7. Drizzle it atop the chocolate coated apples, making swirls and patterns.
  8. Arrange in waxed papers and place in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.
  9. Serve cold.

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3. Quick Apple Casserole:

Quick Apple Casserole

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This is a quick and easy apple recipe for kids that can be served as a breakfast delicacy too. However, the fact remains that it is so tasty that your kids will tend to keep asking for more and more even during their snack time. Serve it as a dessert topped with an ice cream of your choice.
Ingredients:

  • Apples – 2 cups, peeled, finely chopped, cooked
  • Butter – ½ cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Milk – ¾ cup
  • Cinnamon – ¼ tsp [optional]

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  2. Melt butter in a 2 quart casserole and keep aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon [if using], and milk.
  4. Using a spoon, mix well into a batter.
  5. Transfer the batter to the casserole center.
  6. Drain apple slices and add to the batter in the middle.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the apples are drenched in the batter and crusts turn brown.
  8. Take out and allow to turn warm
  9. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.

4. Apple Pie:

Apple Pie

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This flavor rich apple pie recipe for kids has a crusty crumby. The crunchy outer and the smooth interior make this dessert a tasty brunch option for your kid. You can even pack a few slices into the snack box to be enjoyed at school.

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • Pie crusts – 2, refrigerated

For the filling:

  • Apples – 6 cups, peeled, thinly sliced
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour – 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – ¾ tsp, freshly ground
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Nutmeg – 1/8 tsp, freshly ground
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp, freshly squeezed

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 215 degree Celsius.
  2. Follow the instructions mentioned on the package and soften the pie crusts.
  3. Take a 9 inch glass pie dish and arrange 1 curst in it, firmly pressing the edges and the bottom.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix apples with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Spoon in the mixture atop the pie crust.
  6. Cover with the second crust.
  7. Remove the excess crust and seal and flute the edges by firmly pressing using a finger.
  8. Using a plain, sharp knife, make slits atop the pie crust.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Cover the edges with a 2-inch aluminium foil and continue baking for 20 to 25 minutes more or until apples become soft and crust turns golden.
  11. Take and cool for 2 hours.
  12. Slice and serve with ice cream.

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5. Apple Upside Down Cake:

Apple Upside Down Cake

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While pineapple upside down cake is definitely more visually attractive, this one is a sure palate pleaser. Ideal to be packed even as a breakfast, the caramelized apples render a zing to this sweet edible. A guaranteed treat for all the kids with a sweet tooth!
Ingredients:

  • Butter – 10 tbsp, unsalted, softened
  • Gala apples – 3, peeled, cored, cut into 8 wedges
  • Brown sugar – ¾ cup, packed
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp, freshly squeezed
  • All purpose flour – 1 ½ cup, leveled
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon – ½ tsp, freshly ground
  • Granulated sugar – ½ cup, powdered
  • Eggs – 3, medium
  • Vanilla – 1 tsp
  • Milk – ½ cup

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  2. Grease a 9 inch pan with 2 tbsp butter and sprinkle a little brown sugar. Keep aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add lemon juice and apples and toss to ensure even coating.
  4. Arrange the apples in the baking pan as 2 concentric circles.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add sieved flour with baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Keep aside.
  6. Using a hand mixer, beat the rest of the butter with powdered sugar until the mixture turns pale and fluffy.
  7. Crack in eggs, one at a time. Beat the eggs well after each addition.
  8. Mix in vanilla.
  9. Add flour and milk, alternately to the butter mixture, starting and ending with flour, beating well after each addition.
  10. Spoon the batter atop the apples, arranged in the pan. Using the backside of the spoon, even out the top.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a teaser inserted comes out clean.
  12. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack.
  13. Wait for about 60 minutes.
  14. Run a serrated knife around the pan edges, loosen the edges, and invert onto a plate.
  15. Slice and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

The aforementioned 5 apple recipes for kids are sure to catch their attention, irrespective of the occasion it is served. There are numerous other recipes that you could try for your kid. Apple fries, applesauce, apple coffee crumble cake – and many more!
Is there any special way you prepare apple to please your kids? Is it just a milkshake or smoothie or anything exclusive? Why don’t you let us know your views and recipes? Just scroll down and enter your views and recipes in the comments section.

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