The campaign to support apple farmers after the devastation of the bushfires

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Forget your multivitamins and other pills, there’s a superfood that can help boost your immune system and it’s on your supermarket shelf ready to eat.

So is it any wonder that legend tells us an apple a day keeps the doctor away?

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“They’re jam-packed full of good things,” nutritionist Joel Feren, also known as ‘The Nutrition Guy’, told Weekend Sunrise.

“They’re a great source of things like antioxidants, vitamins, minerals…a good source of Vitamin C, which is a really powerful antioxidant – we know it’s really good for our immune system – as well as zinc and iron for healthy red blood cells.

“Even more than that, they’re a wonderful source of fibre, in particular, a fibre called pectin.

“Pectin’s really good for our guts, it actually helps to inhibit some of those nasty bacteria that can live inside our large intestine.”

The new campaign to support our Aussie apple growers.
The new campaign to support our Aussie apple growers. Credit: Getty Images/Westend61

Unfortunately, during the bushfire catastrophe, thousands of crops across the country were damaged or destroyed.

But after a deluge of Autumn rain, it’s now looking like a bumper season for Aussie apples.

And now there’s a campaign to get us to buy and eat more of our home-grown apples.

Here’s a delicious apple recipe to try for mum on Mother’s Day.

Spelt waffles with spiced apple compote recipe

Ingredients

Waffles:

  • 1¼ cups of spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 envy apple, grated

Compote:

  • 4 envy apples, cut into 1cm cubes
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cardamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cup of water
  • Zest from 1 orange

Method

Waffles:

  1. Preheat waffle maker. In a large mixing bowl add spelt flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into the flour mixture and gently whisk to combine. Fold through grated apple.
  4. Ladle about ½ cup of batter to waffle maker, ensuring the mixture is evenly spread. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Repeat process using remaining batter.

Compote:

  1. Add the cut-up apples, spices, water and orange zest to a medium pot and cook on a low-medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the apples are soft.

Top waffles with compote and serve with Greek yoghurt.

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