Apple and Peach Crisp

My family is used to having some kind of dessert or after-dinner snack.  While eventually I want us to think differently about snacking, it doesn’t hurt to occasionally make a paleo baked good or two.

Here is where we got the original recipe for this.

As always, I didn’t have all the ingredients in the pantry.  Thank goodness my grandmother had sent me a jar of peaches she had canned from her garden!  There just weren’t enough apples in our house to make this work otherwise!

Ingredients:

3 small red delicious apples, peeled and diced

1 jar canned peaches

2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup raw honey

1 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 35o degrees and lightly grease a pie pan with cooking spray.

Whisk together the honey and vanilla extract in a bowl with the cinnamon and nutmeg.  Add the flour and use fork to combine.

Cut in the coconut oil and stir with a fork until it forms a crumbled mixture.  Spread the apples in the bottom of the pie pan and top with the crumbled mixture.

Cover with foil then bake for about 35 minutes until the apples are tender.  Remove the foil and bake for another 25 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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It was pretty delicious!  A little more honey, or some Granny Smith apples (instead of Red Delicious) would have been a great finishing touch.

Sweet Potato Apple Hash

We got the outline for this recipe here. (You have to scroll about half way down the page to find it.)

However, our kitchen and our taste buds changed the recipe some.  Here is what we did instead:

3 small organic sweet potatoes, diced small

2 red delicious apples, diced small

1/2 yellow onion, diced small

2 tbsp. bacon grease

1 package bacon without nitrates

1. In a large nonstick pan, cook the bacon and remove it. Remove all but 2 tbsp of the grease.

2. Sautee potatoes and onions until potatoes just begin to soften. (I was surprised that the onions and the potatoes finished at about the same time.) Cut up bacon into bite size pieces after it has cooled.

3. Add the apples, after they have softened add back the bacon pieces. Serve.

I think it would have tasted a lot better if we had followed the recipe. The green apples would have had a better flavor.  The sausage may not have overpowered everything like the bacon did.  However, I’m still not used to such rich foods at breakfast.  Maybe I can adjust… or maybe I can find something that is more to my liking.

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