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Amazing apple breadsticks with turmeric 

You’ve been asking for breadsticks with turmeric for a while now, and while I’ve been planning to give you a recipe, I was always feeling that something was off. The breadsticks I make for the little hands always have a vegetable in them, and when, one morning, I saw the green apples in our fruit basket, inspiration hit! 💡 I remembered the incredible apple pumpkin pancakes with turmeric, and that’s how the apple breadsticks with turmeric that I’m sharing with you today were born! I won’t say much about their taste, only that I’ve made them 4 times since their “discovery,” and they vanish before I can say “apple!” Recently, in a trip of ours, we made them with other little hands, and they were a resounding success! They have just 5 ingredients, are suitable for Lent, and our tasty, aromatic breadsticks are just waiting for you and your pair of little hands to try them out!

apple breadsticks
turmeric breadsticks

What we are going to need 

  • Apples. I used green apples, also known as sour apples because I didn’t want the breadsticks to be sweet. During our trip, though, we made them with somewhat sweeter apples, but due to the turmeric and the pepper, the result was still perfect, even though there’s no salt in the recipe. So, you can use whatever you happen to have at home.
  • Flour. The recipe is made with all-purpose flour. You can substitute it with spelt or emmer flour, but I’m not sure how crunchy the result will be. 
  • Olive oil. Part of their deliciousness is due to the olive oil.
  • Turmeric. What breadsticks with turmeric would they be without any turmeric? You can see below more information about why it’s good to integrate turmeric into the whole family’s diet. 
  • Vinegar. I used white vinegar, but you can use whatever you happen to have in your pantry. Always check the label and get the one that has no sulphur. 
  • Pepper. Freshly ground black pepper to help with the absorption of turmeric. 
  • Salt (optional)
  • Sunflower seeds (optional). If you want, you can cover the apple breadsticks with sunflower seeds, which enhances the flavour. But the breadsticks are still amazing even without any. If you want, you can ground the sunflower seeds and add them in the mixture.  
apple breadsticks
turmeric breadsticks

Regarding turmeric 

Ο κουρκουμάς είναι ένα από τα πολυτιμότερα μπαχαρικά, αν όχι το πολυτιμότερο. Προέρχεται από την Ασία και στην Ελλάδα είναι γνωστό και ως κιτρινόριζα. Είναι αντιφλεγμονώδες, αντιοξειδωτικό, προλαμβάνει τον καρκίνο, μειώνει τον κίνδυνο παιδικής λευχαιμίας, προστατεύει τον οργανισμό προλαμβάνοντας το κρυολόγημα και όχι

Turmeric is one of the most precious spices, if not the most precious of them all. It comes from Asia, and in Greece, it used to be known as “yellow root.” It’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidizing, prevents cancer, lowers the danger of childhood leukaemia, protects against the common cold, and more. In general, it’s one of nature’s medicines, and we love it very much. To increase the organism’s absorption of curcumin, combine turmeric with black pepper. The combination of turmeric with black pepper is beneficial to our bodies and help with the treatment of inflammation. 

Add turmeric to your breakfast, your juice, your lunch, your rice, your vegetables, and your potatoes. But you have to try turmeric with chicken, and a recipe we love that I’ve shared here, and you’ll see how great it is.

apple breadsticks
turmeric breadsticks

Tips

  • The dosages below make 16–18 breadsticks with turmeric, enough for a big baking sheet. But you can easily make double the dosages and bake two baking sheets at the same time. 
  • The thinner you make your breadsticks, the crunchier they’ll be. As an example, I weighed the dough for each stick to be 20 grams, and I made them about 22 centimetres in length. If you make them thicker, you’ll need to bake them for a few more minutes. 
  • Each oven is different, so adjust the baking time. 
  • They might seem a little soft when you remove them from the oven, but when they cool completely, they’ll be crunchy. 
  • I’d suggest making the crunchier version. For softer breadsticks, try the spinach breadsticks
  • If you want to add sunflower seeds, then prepare two plates, one with water and one with the seeds. When you’ve made the breadstick, before setting it on the baking sheet, wet it on the plate with water with quick movements, and then gently roll it on the plate with the sunflower seeds. The moisture will help the seeds stick to the breadstick. Alternatively, you can wet the seeds themselves. 
  • Store them in a glass jar or storage container for 4–5 days (for as long as they remain crunchy).  
apple breadsticks
turmeric breadsticks

How the little hands can help 

  • Older kids can weigh the ingredients, while younger kids can be given the ingredients already weighed so that they can add them. 
  • Ask them to separate the liquid from the solid ingredients.
  • Shop together and let them choose the apples you’ll add. 
  • The little hands love mixing the ingredients. 
  • And what they’ll love even more is making the breadsticks with their hands. They can shape them as long and thin breadsticks, or make them into savoury cookies, or whatever else they’d like. Give them the freedom and see how their imagination will create the most beautiful breadsticks with turmeric. 

Do you love breadsticks? Then you have to make these: 

Prep Time20 minsCook Time18 minsTotal Time38 mins

Ingredients for 15–18 breadsticks
 1 green apple (115 gr when peeled)
 80 g olive oil
 130 g all-purpose flour
 1 tbsp turmeric
 1 tbsp vinegar (without sulphur)
  freshly ground pepper
  salt (for kids over the age of one)

1

Peel the apples, chop them, and process them through the food processor along with 20 grams of olive oil.

2

Process the apple and the olive oil well until you have a homogenous paste.

3

Move the paste to a mixing bowl and add the rest of the olive oil and the vinegar and mix well.

4

Continue by adding the flour, the turmeric, the pepper, and the salt (if you add any) and mix with your hands until you have a soft, pliable dough that doesn’t stick to your fingers.

5

Preheat the oven to 180°C, and set to fan.

6

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

7

Take pieces of dough about 20 to 22 grams each so that each breadstick is similar and make them into sticks.

8

Place each breadstick on the parchment paper and continue with the rest. Place them near each other but make sure they don’t touch.

9

After you have no dough left, bake them in the preheated oven the second from the top rack, for 15–20 minutes, until golden brown.

10

Remove from the oven and remove the parchment paper with the breadsticks, then leave it on a cool surface to cool.

Ingredients

Ingredients for 15–18 breadsticks
 1 green apple (115 gr when peeled)
 80 g olive oil
 130 g all-purpose flour
 1 tbsp turmeric
 1 tbsp vinegar (without sulphur)
  freshly ground pepper
  salt (for kids over the age of one)

Directions

1

Peel the apples, chop them, and process them through the food processor along with 20 grams of olive oil.

2

Process the apple and the olive oil well until you have a homogenous paste.

3

Move the paste to a mixing bowl and add the rest of the olive oil and the vinegar and mix well.

4

Continue by adding the flour, the turmeric, the pepper, and the salt (if you add any) and mix with your hands until you have a soft, pliable dough that doesn’t stick to your fingers.

5

Preheat the oven to 180°C, and set to fan.

6

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

7

Take pieces of dough about 20 to 22 grams each so that each breadstick is similar and make them into sticks.

8

Place each breadstick on the parchment paper and continue with the rest. Place them near each other but make sure they don’t touch.

9

After you have no dough left, bake them in the preheated oven the second from the top rack, for 15–20 minutes, until golden brown.

10

Remove from the oven and remove the parchment paper with the breadsticks, then leave it on a cool surface to cool.

Apple breadsticks with turmeric

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