These Probiotic-Rich Fermented Cinnamon Apples taste like apple pie and they are so healthy! This is the perfect recipe for those who are interested in fermented foods because the recipe is simple and the flavor is great.
PROBIOTIC-RICH FERMENTED CINNAMON APPLES
Our modern diets, which are often high in refined sugars, and our hectic, busy lifestyles feed bad bacteria which enables them to flourish. Introducing probiotic-rich fermented foods into your diet is a great way to support your immune system and promote healthy gut bacteria and balance.
This recipe is a great introduction to fermented foods. Who doesn’t want to snack on apple pie flavored anything (and everything!)?
WHY IS USING THE RIGHT SALT SO IMPORTANT?
Salt can make or break your recipe and will certainly change the outcome. The salt that you pick is important because it helps preserve the food, changes the flavor, and can add nutrients. You want to make sure that you’re getting salt that hasn’t been refined, stripped of minerals, and has not been coated in anti-caking agents (basically avoid table salt). I have found that the coarseness of the salt doesn’t make a huge difference. We grind the salt, but it’s not super important that the salt is ground as small as possible.
WHICH SALT SHOULD I USE?
We only use two types of salt for fermenting:
- Himalayan Salt – This is my favorite salt to use because the flavor is great and there are lots of minerals found in Himalayan salt.
- Sea Salt– Celtic sea salt is our second choice for the same reason as using Himalayan salt. Better quality, flavor, and minerals.
TIPS FOR THIS RECIPE
- We use these Weck Jars.
- We have a SCOBY and use the fermented tea as a starter culture. We recommend using this starter culture if you don’t have a Scoby. You can use whey as well.
- Place the jars in the refrigerator after 2 days if you are not consuming the apples right away. You can keep refrigerated for up to 3 months.
You can expect the same great tangy and sweet taste, but with a simpler method. We now use these weck jars which makes the recipe easier and will provide a better outcome. We also chop the apples instead of cutting them into slices to better fit in the Weck Jars. The images in this post have not been updated so that is why you still see the mason jars and sliced apples.
LOVE APPLES? TRY THESE ADDITIONAL RECIPES:
- Easy Apple Cider Recipe
- Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe
- Apple Pie Protein Squares
- Apple Crisp Oatmeal Bake
- Sauteed Cinnamon Apples
These Probiotic-Rich Fermented Cinnamon Apples taste like apple pie but they are so healthy! This is the perfect recipe for those who are interested in fermented foods because the recipe is simple and the flavor is great.
- Mix salt, cinnamon, lemon juice, and starter culture in a medium-sized mixing bowl
- Cut the apples into quarters, remove seeds, and chop. Toss the chopped apples in the ingredients in the mixing bowl.
- Pack the apples and ingredients from your mixing bowl into your Weck Jars. Fill with water leaving about an inch of space left at the top for expansion.
- Put the lids on and store at room temperature out of direct sunlight for 48 hours.
Place the jars in the refrigerator after 2 days if you are not consuming the apples right away. Keep refrigerated for up to 3 months.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Beverage