Hot Spiced Apple Cider

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

This hot spiced apple cider uses apple cider or apple juice for a healthy, spicy and easy drink that’s perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This recipe is naturally paleo with a vegan option.

I hosted a Thanksgiving potluck today. I always forget about drinks until the last minute and needed something quick and this was perfect! By the way, it makes the house smell amazing

It’s so simple but so delicious to warm up with a small mug of this.  It can be fairly strong stuff, so a small serving is just right, or you can water it down slightly like I like to do.

You’ll notice the recipe calls for orange skin.  Although I have some mandarin oranges in the pictures, use a navel orange for flavoring the cider. 

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