High Fiber Apple Cider
What does autumn taste like?
If current cultural trends are to be believed, pumpkin spice is the taste of autumn.
Allow me to suggest a delicious alternative – the humble apple.
In all of my childhood memories of autumn, there is no stronger memory than the smell and the taste of apples.
The smell of apples softening on the ground surrounding the 2 apple trees in our front yard.
Apples, already cut and ready to feed to the strangely tame white-tailed deer who wandered the leaf-strewn paths of Skyline Drive in Virginia.
Apples picked fresh and eaten on the spot – no washing needed.
Less than perfect apples simmering slowly with cinnamon and cloves on the stove top. Then, enjoying the fresh, hot apple cider before bedtime.
High Fiber Apple Cider On Crisp Fall Evenings
This very tasty, very simple recipe has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. Growing up, we added white sugar to our cider but this recipe calls for a mix of WFN agave inulin and coconut syrup — small adaptations that make for a much healthier hot beverage.
I love, love, love coconut syrup. It lends a delicious hint of caramel to any recipe. Just imagine a caramel-y hot apple cider! YUM! Plus, coconut syrup has a low glycemic index, making it much easier on your blood sugar than white sugar.
I also have a love affair with agave inulin. This white powder is low on the glycemic index, too. It’s also packed with an especially unique kind of fiber (known as resistant starch) that good gut bacteria love to eat.
The combination of these unique sweeteners makes a rich, delicious cider that is also high in fiber. Without further ado, let me share with you one of my favorite childhood memories — hot apple cider with a caramel-y, fiber-rich boost.