The Autoimmune Protocol has allowed me to develop intuitive eating habits. Instead of craving chips or ice cream, these days my body asks for sea salt, extra carbohydrates, half an avocado, or omega-3 loaded salmon. I plan my meals around these nutritional intuitions so that each one leaves me feeling satisfied and nourished.
I was inspired to create this easy finger food one morning when my typical protein-packed breakfast sounded undesirable. I wanted something salty, sweet, but nutritious enough to keep me from crashing later. Ta da! You can use any variety of apple, but tart green apples contrast especially well with the sweetness of the cinnamon and savory bacon. Thyme takes these little guys to the next level but rosemary would be delicious too! I have a feeling these will be the first appetizer gone from your next social gathering. Enjoy!
- 2 organic apples
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 6-8 slices bacon
- 1 tsp chopped thyme or ½ tsp dried thyme
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare your apples by coring and slicing them into ½-inch pieces. Coat evenly with cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
- Slice the bacon crosswise into thirds so that the pieces are long enough to be wrapped around the apples once.
- Proceed with wrapping one slice of bacon around one apple slice, and placing seam side down on the baking sheet.
- Bake on the middle oven rack for 23-25 minutes until the apples are softened. Broil for 3 minutes until the bacon begins to caramelize.
- Let cool before serving. Secure with toothpicks if serving as a party appetizer.