It is officially apple season. Apple sauce, apple butter, apple crisp, apple oatmeal, and don’t forget apple pie!
The other day I was in the mood to bake. I had two problems: my indecisiveness of never knowing quite what to try and make, and the lack of ingredients that I had on hand. Grabbing a bowl, some measuring cups, an apple–I didn’t want to use all the (two) apples I had, I had to save some for the rest of my family–a few other miscellaneous ingredients and set to work. After popping it into the oven I heaved a sigh of relief, hoping that it would at least be somewhat edible…
This was the result. A delicious apple pie bake. It is fairly low in sugar, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, vegan, and completely edible.
- 1 Apple (I used Fuji)
- 1 Pear
- 2 Dried Dates
- 2 tbsp Tahini Butter
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 3/4 cup Raw Sugar
- 1/3 cup Oat Bran
- 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp Rolled Oats
- 2 tsp Avocado Oil
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Chop your apple, pear, and dates and add 1 tbsp tahini, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon and mix well.
- Place all remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well.
- In an 8×8 pan place your apple mixture and sprinkle your oat mix on top, slightly stirring it. Feel free to add more cinnamon or even pumpkin pie spice, I did.
- Place into oven a bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned and the apples on the sides look a little dry and crispy. You can stir occasionally but keep the crumbs on top.
Eat it with ice cream a’la mode or a dollop of Greek yogurt. Warm it up for an easy breakfast, or eat it like granola for a quick snack. It is so universal and easy to make and makes a great addition to all the other apple recipes of the season.
NUTRITION FACTS: SERVES 8
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Carbohydrates 29.4g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%