I asked some of the proprietors what they did with all the dropped apples and unfortunately the answer was nothing. There was just too many to keep up with. It’s a shame they aren’t collected each day for the local food banks.
We came home with about 10 different apple varieties in all. So far I’ve made apple sauce twice – thank goodness for my new food mill, no peeling and chopping for me!
And last but not least, my favorite new creation for breakfast, mid-morning, afternoon stretch and post-dinner snack – Apple Walnut Oaties.
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ cup brown rice flour
- 2 tbsp tapioca flour/starch
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp allspice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup walnut oil
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water, mix and let sit about 5 min)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 small/medium red apple, unpeeled - finely diced and tossed with a bit of cinnamon and sugar
- ¾ cup rolled oats (quick oats would work too)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375-degrees
- In a mixing bowl combine: flours, starch, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and set aside.
- In a second bowl combine oil, sugar, flax egg, and vanilla.
- Pour the liquid into the dry mix and mix together until well combined. Next, add in oats, apples and walnuts and fold together.
- On a nonstick cookie sheet, drop a heaping tablespoon of the mix. Really press the mix into your tablespoon so that it forms a nice compact ball.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden.
*If you're not gluten free or vegan, all-purpose flour and a regular egg can be used.