October!!!! Gah. We love it. Apples. Cool temperatures. Fires. Blankets. Cozy clothes. Love love love. And in the spirit of the autumnal season, I wanted to make a seasonal birthday treat for my husband in lieu of the traditional birthday cake that no one in my family likes.
Of course with fall comes rain and wet leaves. My husband and I just got back from a very wet, slippery run before the sunrise. Thinking a big cup of steaming tea is in order but before that… I wanted to share this recipe with you before the crazy day gets started. Super easy to make. Heavenly aromas in the house. The perfect, delicious and easy dessert to use up some of those apples that you have on hand.
Ingredients for Apple Filling:
6 medium apples (Granny Smith/Fugi and Honey Crisp mixture) – cored, peeled and cubed into small pieces
⅓ cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (I used Bob’s Redmill)
½ cup coconut flour
3/4 cup of chopped walnuts
⅓ cup coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray with coconut oil your 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish and set that aside.
First, combine your cubed apples, syrup, cornstarch, lemon, spices and vanilla. Give that a really good stir to ensure that all of the apple pieces are coated. Pour that into your prepared pan and set that aside.
In a large measuring cup, add your oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour the coconut oil over the top. I sprinkle that over the top of the apple mixture. Then sprinkle the nut pieces over the top. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve warm with some non-dairy vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Still a resident of taper town. I know rest, hydrating and eating is part of the program but I’ll be honest… I’m a happier runner. I just function better. It’s like giving up caffeine… now you get it. I’m not a fan of sitting around, watching tv, chilling out… I’m too hyper. I’ve been trusting the process but not without an internal struggle. 😉
Sunday: outdoor run
Monday: outdoor run
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: outdoor run
Thursday: rest day
Friday: outdoor very rainy and cold run with my husband who was testing out his birthday gift.
— Knead to Cook