Dehydrated Cinnamon Spice Apple Peels


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Dehydrated Cinnamon Spice Apple Peels recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Dehydrated Cinnamon Spice Apple Peels are officially the most awesome smelling, worst tasting combination ever created in my kitchen. They were horrible. I love cinnamon. I love apples. I love apple peels. I love all of these things together, but I do not recommend dehydrating this combination.

In theory, they sounded so good! I imagined topping ice cream with them and maybe putting them in oatmeal and eating them as snacks. Unfortunately, dehydrating the peels basically dried out all the lovely apple flavor and left me with funky crunchy bits of dried spices on paper thin peels.

If you would like to see some actual dehydrating successes, check out these apples instead!

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Nope, the peels did not look any better close up. Trust me on this. Do not attempt dehydrated apple peels. However, if you have successfully made something like this before and you loved them; I’m open to suggestions for making them edible.

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. My Journey With Candida says

    It is to bad the peels didn't turn out tasty. That would of been a great way not to waste the peels.

    I use things like peels for garden fertilizer. I call it composting although all I do is dig a hole in my garden and throw in the days scraps.

    I did make a cough syrup out of apple peels and cinnamon before.

    I didn't realize I wasn't following your blog… I am now.

  2. RawMountainGirl says

    one of the things you can do with apple peels after dehydrating them is to put them in a blender and make an apple powder to add to smoothies or make tea with cinnamon and honey. Apple powder can be added to oatmeal etc…Just dehydrate them plain til really crunchy and blend into a powder. No need to waste them !! you can also boil the peels to make apple jelly – for an extra kick add some red hots candy to peels and boil for candy apple jelly. You can search for recipes for the jelly..

  3. Ardie says

    I dehydrate them at 110-degrees or less so that the enzymes stay alive and the nutrition is intact, then blend into a powder to be added to smoothies or other recipes for the nutrition. I do that with kale and broccoli stems and other stuff I’m not crazy about eating as well. But I’ve been in search of info on using the apple peels as pectin and have found just a little – but enough I want to try it.

  4. Julie says

    I have successfully dried apple peels and eaten them. Think flavored sugars.

    I peeled my apples with the cheap veggie peeler as part of making apple sauce. I put the peels into my $39.00 Costco dehydrator. When the peels were dry I put them in the blender with white granulated sugar and whirled until combined. Then I used enough sugar to make twice as much cinnamon sugar as ground up apple peels and combined. So now I have an apple cinnamon sugar sprinkle for hot cereals, muffins & quick breads, pancakes, pies. I’m sure hot or iced tea would be good too. Dried peach or nectarine peels in sweet tea anyone? I will try it with different spices like pumpkin pie or chai.
    I mentioned the products so you know I used basic simple equipment and tools.