I've got Autumn treats and a super cute visitor to share today! I've made Raw Apple Crumble twice in the past month . I love this dessert when apples are in season. I like to serve it with a hearty scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce on top but when I want something fast I leave it plain. I use my favorite crumble topping along with a simple mixture of apples, dates, and cinnamon.
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pitted, packed dates
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup ground oat groats
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
In a food processor, grind all ingredients together into a crumbly, yet moist texture.
If you want the mixture to press together a bit better, add 1-2 teaspoons of water.
Evenly spread the crumble over the filling.
6 large apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
4-6 medjool dates
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Dash of sea salt
In a food processor pulse 4 of the apples into small chunks and transfer to a mixing bowl.
Process the remaining 2 apples with the dates, cinnamon and salt, until smooth (like applesauce).
Mix both together and spread into the bottom of a 9x9" pan.
Sprinkle the crumble on top.
One of my favorites, Cinnamon Marshmallow Mousse, was on the menu recently too! I drizzled it with chocolate sauce and an extra dash of cinnamon. Yum yum! Perfect for this time of year.
Cinnamon Marshmallow Mousse
1 cup irish moss gel*
3/4 cup cashews
6 tablespoons water
6 drops stevia
5 tablespoons coconut nectar or maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon lecithin powder
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
Pinch of himalayan salt
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
Blend all but the coconut oil, until smooth and creamy in a high speed blender.
Add the oil and blend to incorporate.
Spoon into ramekins or dessert bowls and chill in the fridge until set (minimum of a few hours).
Or garnish with chunky coconut flakes and cinnamon!
Lemon Berry Swirl Cheesecakes with Berry Jelly were recently served up as part of a catering gig.
This little guy sauntered through my yard last week... adorable eh?! I got super close to take photos. He didn't seem bothered by me but then again he has some darn good protection!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! I hope you're enjoying the same magnificent weather that we are.