One great thing about our new Home State of Washington is that it’s the top producer in the U.S. of certified organic apples.
Rob and I’ve been blessed with amazing neighbors who have an abundance of apple trees.
When we are out on our daily “reset” walks, it is not uncommon to see signs and buckets filled with apples that are FREE for the taking.
I can’t even remember the last time we purchased apples. We eat them at least a couple of times a week!
This photo is from our neighbor Larry’s house down the street, love the sign reads: “Free Apples – Don’t take Bucket” Ha!! Cracks us up every time that we walk by!
I have been experimenting with “Everything Apples” for a few months now and both Rob and I are loving it! For this recipe you can use either red or green apples, I’ve made them with both and they are equally delicious.
According to Medical News Today, “Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. This article provides a nutritional profile of the fruit and its possible health benefits.”
Bonus health tip: Gain health benefits when eating this recipe. Before you sit down to eat (*yes, sit down at the table) we’d like for you to take a moment and pause. Take 8 to 10 deep breaths. This will act as a reset for your parasympathetic nervous system. It will get your digestive juices ready so your body can absorb the nutrients! (think “rest and digest”)
Organic Apple Cinnamon Protein Bites
Makes approx 36 mini bites!
- 3 cups Oats
- 2 scoops Orgain Vanilla Protein Powder
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup gluten free baking flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons wheat germ
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- 2 apples chopped in small pieces
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup vanilla cashew or almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1/2cup coconut oil
- Brown sugar to sprinkle on top before baking
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins with non stick spray
2. Put all dry ingredients into large mixing bowl and stir ingredients well.
3. Chop apples into mini pieces, I kept the skin on but you can remove if you’d like.
4. Add in eggs and mix well, add in remaining wet ingredients and stir well.
5. Use two teaspoons or ice cream scoop to put into mini muffin tins and sprinkle brown sugar lightly on the top.
6. Bake in the oven for approximately 35 minutes, check to see if cooked all the way through, if not then cook for 5 more minutes.
Eat a few fresh out of the oven, they are the bomb! I place ½ of them in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator and the remaining in a zip lock bag in the freezer. This recipe is made with all gluten free ingredients.
To your health and wellness,