Crispy Coated Apple Fries

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on January 27, 2011

I am big on homemade fries with coconut oil. There was a period in my life, not so long ago, where all I’d eat for dinner were fries.

Don’t get me wrong, potatoes are an amazing vegetable. They’re high in vitamin C, fiber, their easy on the digestive system, and high in vitamin b6 [great for any of you ladies out there experiencing PMS... maybe that's why I like potatoes so much!]. But, like anything, too much of a good thing turns out to be not so good in the long run.

Variety is the key to health, so eating fries and coconut oil daily; even though they’re homemade, isn’t so healthful.

I’ve since minimized my consumption to once per week and now enjoy them accompanied by a salad. I think that’s fair.

Last night began like any other night. I was in the kitchen making dinner [it was fries night, yay!], and Kevin was strolling around the house taking pictures of things.

While passing by the kitchen Kevin said “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could make me apple fries? Mmm those would be good”… he had something there.

I hummed and hawed, then it came to me. Coated apple fries. How glorious!

The more fiber we pair with fruit, the better. So, I decided to pack the crunchy outer layer with highly fibrous ingredients.

Crispy Coated Apple Fries

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free

Spice up your after dinner dessert with a treat that is sure to keep you full until bedtime!

Ingredients

  • 2 granny smith apples, sliced – keep the peel on!
  • 1/2 can organic full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup flax
  • Organic real maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a food processor, combine walnuts, almond flour, cinnamon, and flax. Process until walnut pieces are small.
  3. Move mixture to a shallow bowl.
  4. Pour coconut milk into a shallow bowl.
  5. Drop all apple slices into the coconut milk.
  6. Remove 1 apple slice at a time from the coconut milk [doing this with a spoon works best so the mixture doesn't get too wet] and drop in the walnut mixture.
  7. Place each slice on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and crispy – mine took 17 minutes
  9. Serve with maple syrup

Makes 2-3 servings, or 16 fries.

What’s your favorite go-to dinner?

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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather

This is so unique! I’ve had a granny smith apple sitting on my counter for a while and this is just the recipe I need to make with it!

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Eftychia

These fries look delicious. Apple and maple syrup is a perfect combination. Thank you for sharing.

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briarrose

This looks fabulous. What a great treat.

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Jacqueline

Now that looks amazing! I love potatoes so I’ll have to give that a try.
I just read your “About” page & can relate to you on a lot of things. Your digestive issues peeked my interest. I’m struggling with similar issues right now too & can’t figure out what I need to change.
Just added you to my reader!

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Ariffa

awesome!! I’m making these asap!

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Kristina

I just bookmarked these!!!!!

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Donna

Bookmarked…with gusto…under “Healthy Fast Weekend Brunch”!!!!…Fabulous, uncomplicated idea…Thank you for your continuous creative-yet-simple fare!

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