5 Things to do with apples during this crisp time of year.
- Apple picking is definitly a given. This year my family tried a new orchard in New York called, Masker Farms. This place did not disappoint us at all. Plus their cidar & cider donuts were AMAZING!
- Throw chuncks of them in your blender next time you make a protein shake.
- Teach your (age appropriate) children how to peel an apple for themselves.
- Bake a apple something for one of your neighbors.
- Finally, bake one apple in the oven for dessert or breakfast for just yourself. SEE RECIPE BELOW:
- 1 organic apple (I like Cortland)
- 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
- 1/4 teaspoon of white chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of coconut flakes
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- Splash of vanilla extract
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
Hollow out your apple (I used a spoon and knife)
Mix together oats, chia seeds, coconut, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon together
Fill hollow out apple with oatmeal topping(s)
Bake in oven for 25-35 minutes (depending on how soft/firm you like your baked apples)
Drizzle a little extra maple syrup & cinnamon on top once you remove your baked apple from the oven. Use caution before you dive right in because contents will be EXTREMELY hot. Enjoy!