This summer I developed a brand new allergen, now making over 15+ foods that my body wants to freak out about. #damnfoodallergies
While giving up coffee was a big blow to my normal daily 6 AM and 2 PM routine, it is an even bigger blow to my pour a cup of hot coffee and take a walk in the cool autumn night walks routine. While green tea and honey are ok, my appetite for something better is now starting to kick in.
As I glanced around a new market we've opened in Atlanta and saw the selections of organic produce, I started to 'invent' some new warm fall recipe ideas. I'm baking it up right now.
The nice part of this recipe is that while I am working in my busy day, I can take a 10 minute break (sometimes) and whip this up, pop it in the oven and set the "bake time" button timer that stops when it reaches it's time- so if I get busy or have to leave- the oven will automatically shut off after 35 minutes. When I get back- the house (office many days) smells great and I will have a sweet treat to share with the kids. (I think I may have just become a super hero mom, getting it all done in a day.)
Cinnamon Baked Apples & Pears
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
2 large firm apples
2 large pears
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup maple syrup
10 large pitted dates (r
emove pits) cut into quarters
1/4 cup finely toasted, puffed quinoa
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons of soy, dairy free earth balance
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut apples & pears in halves (remove core with a small pairing knife)
Sprinkle with apple cider vinegar
Place apples in glass baking dish
Mix other ingredients into a large mixing cup and pour over top of apples
Place foil over the apples
Bake for 35 minutes
Remove and serve in small serving bowls as a dessert or sweet side dish goes great with chicken or pork.
It's a cold day treat that makes the house smell good and is totally gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, peanut free, soy free... but to the non-allergic, don't tell anyone. Just make it up and let them enjoy the flavor.
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