Friday, October 12, 2012

Apples and Honey, Oh my.

With Fall here, we have to get in as many apples as we can each day. Of course our favorite will always be apples dipped in peanut butter... but after making a healthier version of this dessert for a family who just had a baby, along with a delicious chicken dumpling soup, I decided to try my hand at making a quick and easy snack for Charlotte to munch on. Ready for a little sweetness that is super healthy, and super delicious, and ready to rock your world? Cut up some apples... I peeled and cut up 3 apples, take about 1/4 c. of honey... or even a little less... I use a RAW honey, and totally recommend finding yourself a jar of this or something similar. If we had a local bee keeper, I think I would visit them at least once a month (we go through honey, like we go through peanut butter... jars upon jars in a month). 

Also, just some tidbit of advice on honey: If you suffer seasonal allergies, the best way to overcome them, is by purchasing and ingesting LOCAL honey. That's right... LOCAL. Local honey means local pollens... it acts, if you will, as a vaccination. Eating honey daily acts gradually at vaccinating the body against allergens-immunotherapy! 

Okay, then you're going to take about 1/4 c. of rolled oats, and 1/4 c. of pecans (or any other nut you might prefer), 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, about a tablespoon of almond flour (or regular flour, if you haven't replaced it), and mix it all up! Bake it for about 10-15 minutes (until apples are soft and the honey is bubbling), in the oven at 350 degrees.  

* The little one, loved it... she asked for more and more and more.... 
** No child under 1 should eat honey... this treat is only for "bigger" little ones... not "little" little ones... 
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