As someone with an undying sweet tooth, this is my all-time favorite healthy holiday recipe alternative to apple pie. It’s not quite apple pie but it sure resembles the smell and taste of it. Minus all the guilty.
The recipe was actually adapted by a recipe I learned in Home Economics class back in middle school so it’s very near and dear to my heart. #nostalgicAF I learned how to sautée apples and it was truly love at first bite. The crisp texture of the apples combined with the sweet taste of the honey caramelized with the cinnamon exemplifies the taste of Christmas.
Below is the recipe:
Serves 1-3 (depending on your appetite)
2-3 green apples
1 T HIC olive oil
1 T HIC honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp Grade A Maple Syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 oz. almonds
1 c rolled oats
2 T Anita’s Coconut Yogurt
- Cut up apples into medium-sized wedges.
- Lightly oil sauce pan with olive oil over medium heat and carefully place wedged apples into sauce pan.
- Stir apple wedges and add honey plus grade A maple to thoroughly coat slices – stir until golden brown.
- Add a dash of cinnamon and pour vanilla extract.
- Keep stirring until desired texture is met (let it simmer longer if desire softer-textured apples).
- In a spare sauce pan, heat a pan on medium-high heat, and add olive oil. When the pan is hot, add rolled oats, and cook for a few minutes until they are toasted.
- Pour sautéed apples into a bowl and top it with toasted rolled oats and a dollop of coconut yogurt (greek yogurt, frozen yogurt, or or ice cream work too) and garnish with almonds for extra crunch and drizzle with honey.
- Bon appetit!