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Happy Johnny Appleseed Day: Five Recipes

September 26 is Johnny Appleseed day, so what better way to celebrate than make some delicious treats with students? Cooking and baking with students is a great way to teach them basic measurement skills--and help them start to gain culinary skills as well. 

Who is Johnny Appleseed?

Johnny Appleseed, whose real name is John Chapman, is a famous American historical figure known for his spread of apple trees throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He was and is still remembered for his extreme kindness and generosity. 

We've curated a sampling of five simple and fun apple recipes to make in the classroom:

  1. Apple Honey Topping: With three apples, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey, the class can make their own special apple honey topping to put on top of biscuits, chips, pancakes, and more. Have the class make it together and bring it home to share with their family. (From Inner Child Food blog)
  2. Whole Wheat Mini Apple Pies: With this recipe, the class can make their own healthy, mini apple pies. Students can help make their own whole wheat pie crust, mix the ingredients together, and with the teacher's help, bake a delicious treat. (From Inner Child Food blog)
  3. Peanutty Apple Wraps: This simple, no oven recipe offers the class an innovative, easy-to-make treat. For peanut allergies, replace the spread with a sweet yogurt spread. (From Inner Child Food blog)
  4. Apple Cider: With apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks, students can have a delicious cup of cider while learning about Johnny Appleseed. From (About Parenting Teens)
  5. Apple Smiles: This fun snack idea uses apples, peanut butter (or yogurt) and marshmallows to represent a big smile. (From KinderART)

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor