Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Warm Apple Treat

It is the time of year when apples make their grand reappearance. While they are always readily available throughout the entire year, there is certainly an apple craze that occurs from September through December. Our taste buds become a bit more desperate for apple pies, apple strudels, apple crisp and apple custard but with desperate cravings comes growing waistlines and that is no good. So, how do we enjoy apple treats without apple chub? Here is a simple recipe that is low fat, gluten free, and vegan friendly.

What you need for 2 people or one seriously hungry person...that would usually be me:

4 organic apples – I like to mix and match. Usually 1 granny smith, 1 honey crisp, and 2 gala.
Sea Salt
Olive Oil
Agave Nectar (or you can use honey)

Slice your apples into thin slices. Place into the pan. Fill the pan with enough water to cover the apples. Let the water boil and slowly steam/soften the apples (you may need to add more water). Make sure before you begin adding the other ingredients all the water is pretty much out of the pan. Lower the heat to medium. Add 1 Tbls. of olive oil and 2 Tbls. of Agave Nectar stir and mix. Add cinnamon, sea salt, a small little dash of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of stevia. Stir together. I like to wait until the bottom apples get a little golden brown but it is all a matter of taste.

If you want to get really exciting, you can add some gluten free graham crackers by simply putting the grahams in a plastic bag and crushing it into fine crumbs with a rolling pin. This makes the sweet warm apples even more delicious.


MandyB said...

Officially YUM! Trying that this weekend!