Now that fall is upon us…
Apple season is upon us, too
I go through times of the year where I am really into apples
And it helps that they’re cheap this time of year, too
Sometimes I eat them plain
Sometimes I dip them into this
Or into homemade Dark Rum Caramel Sauce
Or I make Apple Crumble (Vegan, GF, No Bake)
And I really, really love crumbles and crisps. Well, okay, I love oats + brown sugar + cinnamon + fruit. <–can’t go wrong
And you can be a cheater and make a 1 minute microwave apple crumble (vegan, GF)
Or I dice apples into small cubes and combine them with blueberries and use them in Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes (Vegan, GF)
You can omit the blueberries or the apples and just make a plain Microwave Banana Oat Cake, too
Adding diced apples to baked goods is always nice
They add flavor and moisture to recipes
Try adding a 1/4 c or so to Cinnamon Raisin Banana Oatmeal Muffins (Vegan, GF)
I use apples in the batter for Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes
Drinking apples in Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie with spiced apple cider and creamy yogurt.
So how ’bout them apples. Versatile!
Are you an apple fan? Favorite kind?
I know that honeycrisp are really popular among bloggers but I prefer Fuji.
I also like Gala, Braeburn, McIntosh, and all kinds of niche varieties.
I grew up near an arboretum and farmland where they actually created new varieties and hybrids. Every year in the fall, we’d go apple taste-testing and sample the new apple varieties. Such fun memories.
I like my apples
sweet (not a fan of tart or green apples)
‘Red Delicious’ apples should be outlawed in my book because they are both mushy and have really tough skins. A double whammy.
How do you like to eat your apples?
As I said, sometimes plain, sometimes dipped in things, and sometimes I bake or un-bake with them.
Plus you know what they say, “An apple a day keeps the chocolate monster away.”
See my Themed Recipes Compilation Post for recipes by type, i.e. recipes featuring Mango, Bananas, Lemon, Coconut Oil, and more