If I’m brutally honest, I am not a die-hard autumn fan. When you’re in the midwest, fall can only mean one thing: WINTER soon. That particular season and I aren’t the best of friends. 😉
I will admit, however, that with anything, if there’s food involved, you can count on me being there and mentally present. And along with harvest, change of seasons & produce, and dishes that come with autumn are rich, warm flavors, big squash, pumpkin, fragrant cinnamon & nutmeg, and the warmth of the season are things worth appreciating.
Apple pie is a fall favorite, but with any dessert, it packs copious amounts of sugar.
My version is a twist on the classic. This dish is warm, fragrant, and will give you a taste of apple pie without all the sugar and guilt. It’s quick, simple, and worth your time. 😀
- 1-2 apples of choice
- 1/2 c. rolled oats
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- slice the apples in half and use a spoon to scoop out the core and seeds
- Cut off the stem and remove the bottom of the apple as well
- in a small bowl, melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 30-40 seconds.
- add the brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Combine with a fork
- Place apples face up on a baking sheet.
- Fill with oat mixture uniformly
- Bake for 20 minutes
- if you stab the apple with a fork and you’re easily able to do so, the apples are done!
- Enjoy them by topping with coconut whipped cream, yogurt, or a drizzle of honey!
If you’re like me, embrace the fall season, the pre-cursor to the dreaded winter months!