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Showing posts with label apple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label apple. Show all posts

Sunday, January 19, 2014

One Bowl Apple Cake

I can just smell it baking! Cinnamon, and apples in a cake tastes so good. I don't care what you put it in, it is delicious! A friend showed me this recipe that was on Gabrieles Skinny Fiber Facebook Page. You can join the group and you will receive inspirations each day. The recipe is inspiring me to go the store and get some apples. See ya! Gotta go!

One Bowl Apple Cake

One Bowl Apple Cake - This cake is so moist and rich and just perfect for this time of year. (and easy to make!)
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup oil
6 medium Gala or Fuji or Honey Crisp apples
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and oil. Peel and slice the apples and add to mixture in bowl (coating as you go to keep apples from turning brown.) Mix together the baking soda and flour and add to the ingredients in the bowl. Mix well (best with a fork) until all of the flour is absorbed by the wet ingredients. Pour mixture into a greased one 9x13 or two 9″ round pans. Bake for approximately 55 minutes.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Warm Breakfast Waiting For You To Eat In The Morning - And It Tastes Just Like Apple Pie!

I just love apple pie but don't love all the calories! As the temperatures are getting colder and I started looking for oatmeal recipe, I found one that is a keeper!!! 

Through Pinterest, I came upon this Apple Pie Breakfast. You put it in a slow cooker the night before (7 to 8 hours on low) and Voila! It is sitting there the next morning just waiting for you to eat! It comes from the Cooking With Jax Blog . I did make a slight change - I added some brown sugar. And I always eat my oatmeal with some milk in it. That's how I ate it from when I was a little girl. And that is many years ago ;=).

 You just have to try it!

Steel cut oats are one of my favourite breakfast foods. Once cooked, this recipe keeps very well in the fridge for a couple of days. My husband and I usually eat for three mornings in a row when I make this recipe.

- 1 cup of steel cut oats*
- 3 diced apples (I use Gala)
- 1 cup apple juice (I use Oasis)
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions - Slow Cooker

For Best Results: Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook for 2-4 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low until it reaches the consistency that you like. Be sure to stir every hour or so.

* You can also cook longer without stirring, but you have to add more water liquid and it does come out a bit mushier. Add an extra cup of liquid for 7-8 hours in the slow cooker.

* It must be steel cut oats when cooked in the slow cooker, as regular oats get very soggy when cooked this way. You can find steel cut oats in your local grocery store (sometimes they are called "irish oats" or "pinhead oats"). If you would really rather use rolled oats, be sure to use the stovetop method below and adjust your liquid/cooking time accordingly.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Applesauce Bread - sounds so good!

I received this recipe from a friend, Carolyn Carson, who got it from Cathy Greek. I am going to make it today - yessiree, today! I'll let you know how it turned out.

This is so simple to make and smelled so delicious as it baked!
You probably have all the ingredients already ~ Check it out!


1/2 cup of softened butter
1 large egg
1 1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t kosher salt
1 1/2 cups of applesauce
1 t of pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, first blend together the butter, egg, & sugar.
Then add the flour, baking soda, spices, & salt.
After it starts to from a crumbly dough, pour in the applesauce and mix together.

I used two small loaf pans, pouring mixture evenly into both.
I sprayed my pans with cooking spray first or you could use parchment paper, depending on the dish you choose to bake them in.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Berry Apple Salad

I was looking for some salad recipes that were a little different from what I normally have and I found this Berry Apple Salad recipe. It looks good! I think it will be part of my Easter buffet. I saw this recipe on The Red Headed Hostess site . It even has a recipe for the dressing although I think I will just use one of the bottled dressings. Hope you like it!


Berry Apple Salad

-  Mixed Salad Greens
- Berries (I have strawberries and blackberries here, but I have used raspberries and blueberries as well)
-  Diced Apples (I LOVE Pink Lady apples in this salad)
- Red Grapes (cut in half – they are much easier to eat that way)
Sugar and Cinnamon Spiced Almonds or crushed honey roasted peanuts
Just prep all of your fruit and layer on top of the greens and drizzle with a poppy seed dressing, or the below dressing.

Balsamic Poppy Seed Dressing

1/2 cup extra light olive oil (or vegetable oil)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 T Rice Wine Vinegar
1/4 tsp Worcestershire
1 T Poppy Seeds