7 Best Apple Recipes

With the arrival of fall comes the arrival of pumpkin patches, hayrides, and apple picking. If you do go apple picking, you’re in luck – apples are not only delicious, but also an essential food packed with many health benefits. Ranging from healthier teeth to improved immunity and heart health – an apple a day truly does keep the doctor away! Here are some unique recipes to incorporate more apples into your diet this fall:



Apple Cinnamon Shake

Ingredients
Cinnamon to taste
1 Tbsp. Honey 
4 Ice Cubes
1 Apple (peeled and cored)
1 Cup Almond Milk

Directions

  • Blend until desired consistency.



Carrot & Apple Hash

Ingredients 


1 Medium Carrot
1 Apple
3 Tbsp. (45 ml) Coconut Oil for cooking
Cinnamon (for sprinkling)
Fresh Ginger (for topping)

These measurements are based on two servings. 

Directions


  • Peel the apple and carrot(s).
  • Using a food processor shredding attachment (or a grater peeler), shred the apple and carrots.
  • Squeeze out any excess water from the apple and carrots and combine them together.
  • Pour 3 tablespoons of coconut oil into a hot skillet/frying-pan.
  • Form 2 large flat patties in the skillet/frying-pan and fry on medium heat
  • Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon and freshly grated ginger.

Carrot and apple hash recipe is courtesy of Louise Hendon, co-founder of Paleo Flourish Magazine.



Gluten Free 

Apple Soda Bread 

Ingredients

2 3/4 Cup Almond Flour 
1/4 Tsp. Unrefined Sea Salt
1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Cup Sweet Apple, finely sliced
2 Eggs
2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar / Honey
2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tsp. Cinnamon, optional

Directions


  • In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, adding slowly.
  • Add the sliced apples. Careful not to overmix.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the dough mixture and form into a round shape, about 2 inches thick.
  • Score an ‘X’ shape through the dough ball, about 1/2 inch deep.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave in for another 20 minutes.

The apple soda bread recipe is from Maya Nahra, Registered Dietitian and Founder at Healthy Habit.



Apple “Nachos”

Ingredients

Sliced Apple Wedges (3 apples)
4 Tbsp. All-Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
Cinnamon to taste
1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1/8 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Shavings

Directions

  • Slice up apples and arrange on a tray
  • Stir peanut butter (warm in microwave, if needed) and drizzle over apples
  • Sprinkle dark chocolate, coconut shavings, walnuts, and cinnamon over the apples

The apple nacho recipe has been provided by Lunden Souza, Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist.



Waldorf Salad
This recipe is a healthupdate on a classic. The salad is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients

6 Cups Chopped Apples (red and green)
2 Stalks Celery (chopped)
1 Cup Seedless Grapes
1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts (toasted)
1/2 Cup Raisins
1 Cup Nonfat Plain Yogurt
1/4 Cup Light Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
These measurements are based on 8-10 servings.

Directions


  • In mixing bowl combine apples, celery, grapes, walnuts, and raisins. 
  • In another bowl, mix yogurt, mayonnaise, and orange juice. Toss dressing

with salad ingredients and chill.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with a cup of soup or baked chicken breast. Also,
nice afternoon snack.


Author of the Trim & Terrific cookbooks, Holly Clegg, has provided the Waldorf Salad recipe.



Simply Baked Apples

Ingredients


Desired amount of apples
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Coconut milk to taste


Directions


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Slice the apples in half, remove the seeds, and arrange them on a baking sheet. 
  • Sprinkle the apples with a pinch of cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. You can add a little coconut milk to the pan for more flavor.

Dr. Kristi Wrightson, ND, RD and founder of Nest Integrative Medicine Spa provided the baked apples recipe. 

 

Paleo Fall Salad with Apple & Squash Dressing

Ingredients


2 ⅔ Mache Salad
2 Carrots
½ Bunch Raw Beets
1 Apple
½ Yellow Onion
⅔ lb. Butternut Squash
¼ Cup Pecan Nuts
2 Garlic Cloves
2 Tbsp. Apple Vinegar
2 Tsp. Honey
2 Tsp. Dijon Mustard
4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
½ Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
½ Tsp. Nutmeg
Salt & Pepper

These measurements are based on two servings. 

Directions


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Peel and finely dice onion. Peel and cut garlic into larger pieces. Halve, de-seed, peel, and cube squash.
  • Mix squash, onions, garlic, and half of the oil together, season with
  • salt and pepper. Then spread squash on a lined baking tray and bake for about 15 min.
  • In the meantime, chop and toast pecan nuts in a pan without oil for 2-3 min.
  • Peel and cut carrot, beets, and apple into thin strips.
  • To make the dressing: Remove baked squash from the oven and blend until smooth. Mix with apple vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, and olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add some water to achieve the desired consistency.
  • In a bowl, toss mache salad, carrots, beets, and apple with the dressing. Sprinkle with nuts and serve. 
Nutritionist, Tetyana Kuzmenko has provided this paleo salad recipe. 




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