Colt came down with a cold yesterday and when he woke up he did such a perfect impersonation of Grumpy; I felt like Snow White all morning.
Since I’m a princess today I had a light feminine breakfast. My last piece of “Raw Apple Pie”. Apples, wow, I’m didn’t realize how well I was flowing with my Snow White theme.
One random thought before I give you the recipe though.
You’ve seen those cute pictures of dogs with quotes about how, no matter what, they are always happy to see you, right? Well what about chickens?
Seriously, you have never truly felt longed for until you have experienced a flock of chickens running at you in the morning. You can be dressed in pajamas with a bad case of bed-head, and they are always excited to see you. Of course, it’s just out of a desire for food, but that’s secretly what the dog wants too.
So on to the recipe….
This pie is simple and obviously healthy. It doesn’t taste like a traditional apple pie. You don’t serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream, but it also doesn’t make you feel guilty and sluggish from sugar. Cut this pie into pieces and keep it in the freezer. You’ll have to let a piece defrost for about 30 minutes before you eat it, but then you can have it for breakfast, a snack, dessert or any time you want an energy boost. Look at this picture… wouldn’t anything made from this cast of character make you feel energetic, alive and healthy? No sluggishness here!
“Raw Apple Pie” Ingredients
2 Cups Walnut or Pecans
6 Large Dates (chopped)
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 TBSP Honey
4 Large or 6 Small Firm Apples (I like a mix of Fuji and Granny Smith’s)
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
3 to 5 TBSP Honey (depending on desired sweetness)
1/4 cup Raisins or finely chopped Dates
Quickly cover the unappetizing looking pie with a beautiful swirl of thinly sliced apples. Sprinkle with a little lemon juice (to keep them from browning) and chopped nuts. Voila! A beautiful, healthy, delicious, guilt free, eat it anytime pie!
Let the pie firm up for about 2 hours in the freezer before slicing and serving. Keep the leftover slices in the freezer and defrost for about 30 minutes before eating.
Oh! Wait! Did you notice the delicious looking chocolate sauce smothering my pie? Since I’m in a princess mood today, I’ll be charitable and give you that little recipe too! 🙂
Combine 1/4 cup warm melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and 2 Tablespoons Maple syrup in a small bowl.
Whisk thoroughly until combined.
Serve over your pie or anything else for that matter! So good!
Oh and if anyone’s concerned about Grumpy, he’s doing a little better. He’s currently channeling his frustrations at the challenge of eating his last bit of pie with a fork!