Sunday, January 5, 2014

Paleo Easy Baked Cinamon Apples, Apple Crisp or an All Natural Scent for your Home

Cinnamon Apples
Dice any Red Apple of choice and Granny Smith Apple
Microwave in a covered container for about 2 mintues or bake in a sprayed dish on 400 for about 20 minutes or until tender
Mix in several dashes of cinnamon and a couple dashes of Nutmeg
If you allow it, mix in 1 heaping tbs of Splenda brown sugar, Brown Sugar in the Raw, Raw Honey or Sucanat (use brown sugar if using for a scent for your home as shown in the picture.  It will smell great)
(Sucanat is natural replacement for brown sugar, if using Sucanat add to the raw apples before baking but you will need to use honey too so that it will create more of a syrup)
Stir well to coat all of the apple pieces, return to the oven for a couple of minutes
The apples are ready to eat
Apple Crisp
Topping will need to be made the night before to refrigerate overnight.  Follow the link below for this easy topping.  I did not use full fat coconut milk because I did not want it to turn out like a spread, I wanted it more like streusel topping.  Don't worry, it really does thicken up overnight. When crushing the nuts, leave some larger pieces, do not crush it to a powder.  If you use unsweetened coconut milk (not the full fat canned kind), it will turn out like a "streusel" topping.
If you want to make an apple crisp, use 2-3 of each type of apple.  You want enough to cover the bottom of an 8x8 dish.
You may need to increase cooking time slightly, but no need to return the apples to the oven a second time just yet.
Increase the amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and sweetener slightly.  You want a syrup consistency, so add the sweetener as needed.  Sometimes it is necessary to add a little warm water, 1 Tbsp at a time to create enough syrup but not always if you have juicy apples.
After the apples are cooked and spices added, stir and spread out evenly in a sprayed 8x8 dish
Reduce oven temp to 350
Spread topping over the apples as well as you can or just use your fingers
Bake for about 15 minutes
All Natural Scent for Your Home
If  using the apples for a scent, pour about a cup of apple cider into warmer, add the apples as shown in the picture.  There is no need to return the apples to the oven the second time.  Also, use more cinnamon to increase the scent.

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