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.
Oh, see them baked. Still wondering about brand of bacon:)
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What kind of bacon is AIP? Not even sure where to find it?
You want to look for sugar-free bacon–a lot of brands that they sell now at whole foods and other specialty grocers do the trick. Just make sure you read the label for gluten and nightshade spices!
I love this little side ‘goodie’. 🙂 Super easy’ and rich in flavor. Only a few will fill ya up! 🙂
When do you add the thyme? Finely minced or sprigs? Thanks!
When do you add the thyme? Minced or sprigs?
Thyme is added when? With the cinnamon? After broiling?
I just make these for breakfast, and I can’t believe how yummy and filling one apple and three slices of bacon could be! One more fabulous staple added to this AIP adventure.
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I make this all the time now. I don’t use thyme, I cook them a shorter time and broil them a bit longer.
For everyone with questions on when to add the thyme, sprinkle it on at the very end once they’re out of the oven.
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I tried these last weekend and was a tad disappointed. The flavor was great but the apples got incredibly mushy. I could hardly take them off the tray without them coming apart. Next time I will try slightly thicker apples or maybe pre-cooking the bacon a few minutes first so it doesn’t need to stay in the oven so long. Great idea though! I just need to work on my execution.
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