Oh, autumn, we’re so happy you’re (almost) here! Especially when you inspire us to try these healthy apple recipes. There’s nothing quite like a crisp apple in the crisp fall weather—the tart and sweet tastiness helps takes some of the sting out of summer leaving.
From sweet, fruity desserts to tart, savoury side dishes, these apple recipes are sure to help whet your appetite for autumn.
7 healthy autumn apple recipes:
Ginger-baked apples with oats and pecans: Love apple crisp, but would rather not have a giant dish of temptation around? Try this healthier update—it’s like a mini apple crisp with loads of flavour, but way less sugar.
Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Applesauce Brownies: Wait…what? Delicious gooey brownies made with only applesauce, almond butter and cocoa powder? Vegan, dairy free, gluten free and no added sugar? This is a game changer.
Striped Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather: Here’s one the kids will love (if you’re willing to share with them). Sweet and chewy fruit leather with only TWO simple ingredients. Two! Yup, if you’ve got applesauce and cinnamon (and a silicone cookie sheet) you’re good to go.
Butternut Squash Apple Soup: When you hear “apple”, your brain may default to “pie” before it lands on “soup”, but hear us out. Apples bring a fresh, tart flavour to this creamy butternut squash soup, which is a comforting fall favourite.
Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie: As the saying goes…you can have your apple pie and drink it, too. Or something like that. This thick and creamy protein smoothie captures the essence of apple pie without the added sugars and rich crust.
Apple Cheddar Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts: Apple and cheddar is a classic combination that delivers on sweet and savoury goodness. Why not take it up a notch and make it into a pizza? Actually, why not take it up two notches and throw some caramelized onions and walnuts into the mix?
Roasted Cauliflower and Apples with Dill: The roasted cauliflower might think it’s the star here, but without the sweetness of apples in a supporting role, this show wouldn’t be half as entertaining. A great side dish for Thanksgiving or any day of the week.