Apple Crisp

After our visit to the apple orchard last week, it took all of two hours for an Apple Crisp to be whipped up! It is for sure a family favourite.

A few ingredients and free of refined sugar, dairy and wheat. You can replace the Almond flour for Oat, Spelt or Wheat flour if you would prefer.

Apple Crisp

  1. Slice and peal 4 medium size apples
  2. place them in the bottom of a baking dish. Sprinkle with 1-2 tsp of cinnamon. Mix with hands until all the apples are covered. Spread apples evenly on the bottom of the dish.

Crumble:

  • In a medium size bowl, add:
    • 2 cups of oats
    • 1.5 cups almond flour
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • dash of sea salt
  • Mix dry ingredients and add:
    • 1/4 cup avocado oil
    • 1/2 cup apple sauce
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • Mix all ingredients and spread crumble evenly on top of your apples in the baking dish
  • Bake at 350 for approx 30 minutes

Enjoy!! Happy Fall Baking!

From my home to yours,

Kristin

Ginger Molasses Cookies

I have been playing around with Date Sugar in a few recipes & I have to say, I’m a fan! As far as sugars go, this is a great option. It is ground, dried dates – the the processing is quite low! There are 12g of Sugar per 1/4 cup which is also quite amazing! It does not melt or dissolve the same as even coconut sugar does, so that does need to be taken into account. As far as taste goes, it gets a 10/10 from me! 


I loved the taste and texture Date Sugar brought to these ginger molasses cookies. Just the right amount of sweet & kept them so soft and chewy. These are gluten, dairy & egg free! A similar taste to my Christmas Gingerbread, but these are definitely not roll-able! They are a much softer, chewier cookie. If you’re looking to roll & cut shapes, check out my Christmas Gingerbread Cookies https://helpyourself.blog/2018/12/19/gingerbread-cookies/
Hope you enjoy! 

wet ingredients: 

1/4 cup coconut oil (melted & room temp)

1/4 cup apple sauce

1/3 cup molasses

1 tbs apple cider vinegar

dry ingredients: 

1/3 cup ground flax seed

1 3/4 cup Buckwheat + 1 3/4 cup Oat Flour

1/2 cup date sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

dash of sea salt

  1. Mix wet & dry ingredients separate bowls.
  2. add the wet to dry & combine with a fork or (I recommend) using your hands. they will keep the coconut oil warm for easy mixing & rolling
  3. scoop approx 1 tbs amount into hand & roll into ball.
  4. place on pan & press down, slightly
  5. bake for 8-10 min at 350 degrees.
  6. remove from oven & allow them to cool.
  7. store in an airtight container. They do freeze well!

From my home to yours,

Kristin 

Power Bites

There are a couple snacks my crew cant get enough of, these are one of them! I can’t help it, I laugh a little when my 3 yr old shrieks excitedly “Mom, you made Power Bites?!?!” Dude, you’re three! I didn’t know what a power bite was till my late 20’s! But you’re not going to hear any complaining from me! I’ll make them as often as they’ll eat them!

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Power Bites

Ingredients:

1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter*

1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey, but we prefer the taste of MS)

1 cup oats

1/2 cup unsweetend coconut

1/3 cup ground flax

1/4 cup hemp hearts

1/4 cup chia seeds

3 Tbs-1/4 cup chocolate chips

  1. mix all ingredients in one bowl
  2. roll approx 1 tbs amounts into balls
  3. refrigerate for 1hr
  4. store in air tight container in fridge or freezer

*For a nut free version, Sunbutter or Pumpkin Seed butter make a great alternative!

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From my home to yours,

Kristin

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Today is National Peanut Butter Day! So there bars seemed very appropriate! I am PB obsessed & have one major sweet tooth, these hit the spot every time!!

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Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 cup Oat Flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbs apple sauce
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbs chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips &/or chunks (I use Enjoy Life)

 

  1. mix 2 tbs of ground flax seed with 8 tbs of water, set aside for 5 min
  2. in a bowl add remaining of ingredients except chocolate, adding flax egg last
  3. add chocolate chips minus 1 tbs
  4. mix & press into an 8×8 pan
  5. sprinkle top with 1 tbs chocolate chips & a course sea salt
  6. bake at 350 for 12 minutes
  7. allow to cool & cut into bars. Enjoy warm or cool!

 

From my home to yours,
Kristin