Do you have trouble finding a fulfilling breakfast, one which is also light and nourishing? It can be easy to go to either extreme: either we gorge down on breakfast; or we may grab a quick snack or skip breakfast altogether. Skipping breakfast leaves you hungry and cranky, and eating too much leaves you tired. Where is the happy medium?
One great solution is baked apples. Especially in fall and winter, this vegan baked apple recipe is one of my go-to breakfast foods.
For starters, baked apples are delicious. Also, they can help keep you balanced. When you’re feeling all over the place, baked apples are grounding and nourishing. The process of baking reduces the vata element, making this warm treat ideal for cold, windy days.
In Boone, we are blessed to be in Apple Country. A regional apple festival actually draws crowds of 100,000 people each year. Intrigued, a friend and I visited some of the orchards and found no less than fifteen interesting varieties of apples. What could we do but experiment? I’ve tested this recipe on no less than twelve types of apples. While most will do, pink ladys, granny smiths and braeburns are a few that taste outstanding in this recipe.
Also, this recipe is so sweet by itself (especially with fresh apples), that you don’t even need extra sweetener!
Vegan Baked Apple Recipe
Prep time: 7 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 T of walnuts or almonds
1/4 C of almond milk
A dab of oil
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and place the cut apples in a baking dish. Place some chopped nuts aside for garnish.
Heat the oil on the stove, add the spices and gently sauté the nuts in the cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add almond milk to the mixture and stir.
Pour the heated almond milk with spices over the apples and toss. Feel free to add more or less liquid, to your taste. Less almond milk gives the apples a crisper texture.
Place the apples in oven for 15-20 minutes.
Remove, et voila! You can garnish with almonds & enjoy 🙂
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