Tis the season for apples! (Recipe Inside)

It’s fall and that means it’s the season for apples!   Apple season makes me extremely happy because I LOVE apples, Granny Smith apples to be exact.  Luckily, I picked a good fruit to love as there are some pretty good health benefits to be found in whole apples like:

  • The phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar
  • Pectins, a type of soluble fiber has been studied to show apples are a great way of lowering blood fat
  • Apples positively alter the bacterial environment in the large intestine providing more fuel for our good friends

Just a note about these benefits – they are found when you eat whole apples with the skin.  You lose some or all of these benefits when you consume just the juice or make applesauce.  #WholeFoods

In addition, apples are VERSATILE!

Here are a few of my favorite ways to use apples:

  • They are delicious as a snack on their own with a tablespoon of nut butter
  • Add them to salads for a slightly sweet crunch
  • Take a cabbage slaw from meh to yum by adding apples which provide just the right texture and flavor
  • Sauté apples in ghee with sweet onions and use it as a garnish on top of pork chops
  • And of course, BAKE THEM!!

Here’s an awesomely delicious Baked Apple Fritter recipe that will knock your socks off!  Make these for Thanksgiving and watch them become  a family favorite.  Enjoy this recipe and apple season!

Baked Apple Fritter
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Apple, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup gluten free four
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted (2 parts)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl combine coconut flour, gluten free flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, add maple syrup, vanilla and 1 tablespoon coconut oil, stir to mix well.
  4. Combine the egg mixture with dry ingredients, fold until combined. Use a small ice cream scooper to scoop the batter on the baking pan.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or when it's firm, brush with the remaining coconut oil, bake for another 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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