Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Best Apple Snacks

Summer seems to coming to an end. A great way to celebrate the new season is by going apple picking.

 If you can’t get to an orchard, visit your local farmers market and select a variety of different apples and seasonal produce. By experiencing, and cooking with new ingredients, you are not only creating great memories with your children but lasting healthy habits .

 Below are my favorite apple recipes. Mommy  approved and kid tested!

 Apple Crumble 

2 cups oat flour
Pinch of sea salt
 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup coconut oil or butter ¼ cup maple syrup
1-tablespoon vanilla extract
 5 medium apples, peeled, sliced,

1.In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon.
2. In a smaller bowl, combine oil or butter, maple syrup and vanilla.
3. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
4. Place apples in an 8×8 baking dish.
5. Crumble topping over the apples.
6. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes on low rack.
7. When apples are soft and their juices bubble, remove cover and bake 10 more minutes to brown crispy.
8. Serve warm with a dollop of yogurt

Apple Bran Muffins

 2 cups wheat Bran
1 - 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
 1 1/4 cup milk of choice. I like almond
 1/2 cup maple syrup
 2 tbsp. coconut oil
 3/4 cup applesauce
1 Egg, beaten
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 - 1 cup raisins
1 medium to large apple peeled and diced

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine dry ingredients, wheat bran, flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
3. In another bowl, blend applesauce, milk, maple syrup, oil, egg and vanilla.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and blend well.
5. Add in the raisins and diced apples.
6. Spoon batter into a muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes

1 comment:

  1. These sound delicious .Perfect for a warm after school snacks