You Can Have the Flavor of Apple Pie in So Many Healthier Ways!

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With fall approaching, it’s hard to stave off the craving for pie. But, now you don’t have to! These two recipe ideas will give you that warm, comforting feeling of pie without all the butter.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is always a great blank canvass for yummy flavors, especially apple pie! Eating oatmeal in the morning is especially good for you because the oats expand in your stomach, making you feel fuller for longer, and adding cinnamon to them is a wonderful way to boost your metabolism. All you have to do is cook your oats like normal, but after you add the liquid, put in a teaspoon of cinnamon, some diced apples, and a pinch of nutmeg. This will let the apples cook slightly and give you that apple pie feeling every morning!

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Apple Pie Porridge 🍁⁣ First day of fall and it’s only fitting to make an apple pie porridge for breakfast! This dish gives you that full pie feeling, without the added calories!⁣ ⁣ Ingredients:⁣ Porridge:⁣ 1/3 cup of rolled oats⁣ 1 cup oat milk⁣ 1 tbsp maple syrup⁣ Pinch of nutmeg ⁣ 1/2 tsp cinnamon⁣ Pinch of Himalayan sea salt⁣ Optional extras: flaxseed meal, chia seeds⁣ ⁣ Apple Filling:⁣ 1 apple⁣ 1 tbsp apple purée⁣ 1 tbsp water⁣ 1/2 tsp cinnamon⁣ Pinch of nutmeg⁣ 1 tsp maple syrup ⁣ ⁣ Caramel:⁣ 1 tsp instant coffee⁣ 1/2 tbsp coconut oil⁣ 1/2 tbsp cashew butter⁣ 1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste⁣ 1 tsp maca ⁣ 2 tbsp maple syrup⁣ Pinch Himalayan sea salt⁣ ⁣ Crust:⁣ 2 tbsp desiccated coconut⁣ 1/2 cup oat flour⁣ 2 tbsp coconut oil⁣ 2 tbsp maple syrup ⁣ Handful of pecans⁣ Sprinkle salt⁣ ⁣ Method:⁣ Firstly make the crust by mixing the dry and wet ingredients together and bake in the oven on 180C. ⁣ ⁣ Then make the apple pie filling. Chop up the apples with skin left on (my preference). Cook in a pan on a low/medium heat with added ingredients, then set aside. ⁣ ⁣ Make caramel sauce, in a small dish add 1 tsp of instant coffee with 2 tsp boiling water and mix. In another dish melt the coconut oil and add all the other caramel ingredients. Add only a 1/2 tsp of the pre-made instant coffee to the mix. Set aside. ⁣ ⁣ Add 1/3 cup of rolled oats, add other ingredients, 1/2 cup of oat milk, then add the other 1/2 after it’s cooked in. Cook for a min of 30 mins, add water if the oats start to form within that time, so the oats remain soft.⁣ ⁣ Top the oats with the other ingredients and some kefir yoghurt and drizzle with caramel sauce.

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Baked Apples

Baked apples are a great way not only to get your apple a day but to make them even sweeter and yummier naturally! All you have to do is core your apple, put it on a baking sheet, and bake at 400 F until it’s nice a soft. Sprinkle over some cinnamon and a bit of honey if you want to amp up the sweetness and you have the perfect snack or dessert!