Been to an apple orchard recently with the kids? Are you stocking up on fresh picked apples and getting ready to indulge in some delicious fall-flavored treats? Try these easy, delicious, and nutritious ways to use up those crisp apples to satisfy your cravings for sweet or savory apple delights!
Spiced Apple Oatmeal
Slice an apple and sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger. Microwave in a microwave safe bowl until apples are warm and have softened or bake in oven for further safety. Toss warm apples over a bowl of cooked oatmeal, then top with coarsely chopped walnuts, pecans, and almonds.
Sweet Autumn Quinoa Salad
Cook quinoa according to package instructions. In a large bowl, toss quinoa with fresh diced apples, dried cranberries, pecans, and diced celery. Add a drizzle of a simple sweet balsamic dressing, made by mixing a good quality EVOO (olive oil), balsamic vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard.
Easy Cinnamon Apple Chia Pudding
Combine chia seeds with vanilla yogurt and refrigerate until it thickens into a gel or pudding texture. Add cinnamon, diced apples, and granola for a fiber-rich pudding parfait.
Apple Almond-Butter Grahams
Top a graham cracker with almond butter. Add a thin slice of fresh apple on top and sprinkle with cinnamon for a sweet afternoon snack. For a little more flair, sprinkle some shredded coconut on top.
Apple Crisp Crumble
Dice an apple and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until apples are warm and have softened. Alternatively, bake. Put cooked apples into a bowl or parfait glass and top with a dollop of frozen Greek yogurt, chopped pecans, and crunchy granola.