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CARAMEL APPLE PIE BREAD

Holy Moly…This looks amazing!
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This Caramel Apple Pie Bread, is loaded with chunks of apples and crunchy walnuts, all wrapped in a delicious cinnamon-almond flour batter. Each slice is topped with buttery crumbs, coated with a divine homemade caramel and served warm. The texture is soft, moist and fluffy.

Your house will smell like warm apple pie when you bake this bread.

(Thank  you Living Healthy for this amazing recipe!)
APPLE PIE BREAD:
  • 2 cups (228 grams) blanched almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon (8 grams) coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 91 grams finely sliced apples (this is equivalent to almost 1 cup full or 1 small apple).*
  • ⅓ cup (79g) full fat coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons (75g) coconut oil, melted
  • 6 tablespoons (129g) raw honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
CRUMB TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1¼ teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
HOMEMADE CARAMEL:
  • Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons (23ml) water
    • ¼ cup (35g) raw coconut palm sugar
    • ½ cup (111.5ml) full fat coconut milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • pinch salt
    Instructions
    1. Bring the water and coconut sugar to a light boil in a medium saucepan, stirring the mixture constantly over medium heat.
    2. Add the coconut milk, vanilla, and salt, and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly so that it doesn’t burn. When the mixture start to thicken and turn darker in color it’s ready. Set aside to cool, and store it in a airtight container in the fridge.
Instructions
APPLE PIE BREAD:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 6.4 x 3.8-inch loaf pan with coconut oil, and line it with a piece of parchment paper. Cut paper to fit lengthwise, leaving some excess on the edges. You can also make this bread on 8½ x 4½-inch medium loaf.
  2. Mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whist together the coconut milk, coconut oil, honey, eggs, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, mix dry and wet ingredients together just until combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Gently fold into the batter the apple slices and chopped walnuts (reserve about 1 tablespoon of walnuts for the crumb topping).
  6. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Mix all the crumb topping ingredients together with your hands, then sprinkle top of bread with the crumbs and reserved walnuts.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, then cover bread with aluminum foil and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 more minutes. Total baking time should be approximately 50 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack to cool.
  9. Carefully remove bread from pan while still warm, and drizzle caramel over the top before serving.Recipe serves 8-10 people. Store in the refrigerator.
Cook’s Notes
Use organic green apples – Granny Smith.
Make sure to slice apples into small pieces of about ⅛-inch thick.
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Pumpkin Power Balls

Yep…These happened yesterday!!  Yummy!  Didn’t even have to heat up the oven.

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Recipe makes: 24-32 balls. (Depending on size)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal (I used gluten-free oats)
  • 1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup all-natural Peanut butter, or Almond butter
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds (if ‘dough’ seems too wet, then  add more ground flax, if it’s too dry, add less…start with a smaller quantity)
  • 1 cup small chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, chopped peanuts, coconut flakes, or any combination of mix-ins that equal 1 cup total.
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips (I used regular size). You could use dark chocolate/cacao pieces, or just skip them altogether.
  • Opt.  1 packet of Chocolate Plant Protein!

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl until very thoroughly mixed.
  2. Roll into balls of about 1″ in diameter (I did different sizes).
  3. Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper & freeze one hour.
  4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Enjoy!

Thank you CleanFoodCrush for the recipe!

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RAW APPLE-CINNAMON & CHIA BREAKFAST BOWL

Now that the weather is finally cooling off….. doesn’t this look totally awesome!!!!

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Although this dish looks like a big bowl of oatmeal, there isn’t an oat or a grain in sight. Honeycrisp apples, medjool dates, cinnamon, and nutmeg are tossed into a food processor and whirled to sweet perfection. Then, another honeycrisp apple is finely diced and stirred into the apple-date mixture along with two tablespoons of chia seeds. After chilling in the refrigerator for at least one hour (or overnight), the apple-cinnamon deliciousness is scooped into two bowls and topped with raw walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, and hemp seeds.

The result is a light, energizing, and satisfying breakfast bowl that will power you through your morning rather than slowing you down. This breakfast is so easy to throw together, and it’s the perfect pick when you’re looking for something fresh to mix into your weekly oatmeal routine. Plus, it’s packed with nutritional goodness thanks to… well, thanks to every ingredient. Each has an empowered purpose in this breakfast, and the combination will help you get your nutritional glow on in the morning. What can I say? This breakfast has talent.

Thank you Blissful Basil for this yummy recipe!!  Click HERE for the recipe!

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Late Night?? Try This for Breakfast!

Had a late night last night!  Woohoo!  Rain didn’t stop us…Happy Birthday Maria!!

Hubby wanted a little more than a smoothie…so what do you do??? Pop 4 Free Range Organic eggs, a little green salsa, handful of power greens, and a little pepper into the Nutri-Bullet…blend!  Throw a little coconut oil in the pan, pour in your green eggs :)..!  Chop up more power greens and sprinkle over the eggs, and top with a little yogurt jalapeño cheese, and sprouts if you have them.

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Then I chopped up an organic tomato, and added more green salsa!

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Fold in half!

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Of course, I made way too much….lunch tomorrow!

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Top with avocado of course…and a few more sprouts, and salsa!

Stuffed!

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What’s For Breakfast You Say???

Not only is this easy, but it’s oh so pretty!! Make sure to use organic, free range eggs… And organic peppers!!

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