La Vita Organica - Hello, Fall!

September 22, 2016

La Vita Organica - Hello, Fall!

Pumpkin spice and everything nice-- fall is officially here!

As the 90 degree weather drifts away and the crisp, cool weather ushers in...it's now the perfect season for baking! Check out our Eat This, Not That blog for healthy baking substitutes, and begin making delicious fall recipes!

Here are a few of our favorite quick and easy recipes involving apples! Apples are crispy, sweet and juicy and are one of the world's healthiest foods.

Healthy Caramel (Date) Apples
16 ounces medjool dates, pitted

1/4 cup coconut milk1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Salt, to taste

6 granny smith apples

2 cup toasted peanuts, chopped

1 cup toasted coconut

8 ounces dark chocolate, melted

Directions:

In a high powered blender or a food processor, combine the dates, coconut milk, and a pinch of salt. Process until the mixture is completely smooth and spreadable, about 5-10 minutes or until the mixture is thick. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Push wooden sticks into the top of the apples.

 

Apple pie... to go

10 oatmeal cookies, crumbled

4 apples, diced

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Directions:

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine apples and cinnamon and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.

Among four mason jars, layer oatmeal cookies and apples, alternating until you reach the top of the jar. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

Oatmeal-filled apples (great for breakfast!)

2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

4 large baking apples

2 tbsp. dried cranberries

2 tbsp. chopped pecans

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium saucepan, combine oatmeal and 3 cups water and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until creamy. Stir in maple syrup and ground cinnamon and let cool.Transfer apples to a glass baking dish and spoon in oatmeal. Bake until apples are soft, about 30 minutes.Top oatmeal with dried cranberries and chopped pecans and serve.