Happy No Waste Wednesday!
Every Wednesdays I create a new dish using the ingredients from Monday in hopes that you guys don’t get tired of leftovers, forget about them or worst throw them out!
Fall is here which means it’s time to embrace the cool weather and savor the autumn flavors. Today, I’m spotlighting apples!
We’ve gotten into such a pumpkin frenzy that many of us often overlook some the other great flavors fall has to offer. Seriously, what how delicious are warm spiced apples?! And, the smell! Mmhmm, it’s the best. I’m highlighting 3 different recipes and sharing creative ways to enjoy them. Think of as a No Waste Wednesday + WIAW…All Things Apples 🙂
1. Warm Cinnamon and Ginger Apples.
Sometimes it best to keep things simple. These spiced apples only require 3 ingredients but they are still delicious! They can stand on their own or also pair well with others. Next time you are looking for breakfast, a snack or dessert, cozy up to a bowl of warm spiced apples!
You can easily make these in your oven or a slow cooker. But, if you are looking for a softer and juicer apple the slow cooker works best. In my opinion, it releases more of the juices. Both methods are great.
Spiced Apple and Pumpkin Granola
Forget the store-bought boxes of granola and start making your own! This recipe is easy to make–all you need is a bowl, spoon and an oven. And, it’s full of flavor and good for you ingredients. Munch on these as snack, topped them some yogurt or have them with some milk!
There so much various to this recipe. You can make it with or without the pumpkin puree. Add any nuts and season of your choice. You could add quinoa if you wanted to..If you are adding dried fruit, be sure to add them at the very end.
Make granola cups!
I simply baked the recipe above in small muffin tins. Grab a small amount of the oatmeal mixture, place it in the tin and press down until it takes the shape of the dish. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until down. Fill them with fruit, milk, yogurt or the smoothie recipe I’m sharing below.
Baked cinnamon-ginger apple smoothie
I love a good smoothie…and, this right here is a GOOD smoothie! It’s thick and creamy and the addition of baked apples really take this smoothie to a whole new level. The cinnamon and ginger flavor shine through but they are not too overpowering. This really makes for a quick and easy breakfast, snack or dessert. You will want to make this!
Hope I inspired you guys in some way with my fall eats! All these recipes can and should be tailored to your personal taste so have fun with it!
What is your favorite fall flavor?
How do you enjoy your apples?