Like many others, you braved the crowds and participated in the quintessential fall activity of apple picking. And now your fruit basket is brimming with apples.
Few will complain about having too many apples. What's not to love about them? They're high in fiber, boost brain power and boast good-for-you antioxidants. Not to mention they're tasty and most kids love 'em.
So, besides cutting the kids a few slices and eating a few whole ones yourself, what do you do with the bounty of apples you're now faced with? Not to worry. A ton of apple recipes are out there that are healthy to boot. And they go beyond apple pie, we promise. Here are 10 recipes to help you deplete that pile of apples in no time.
Breakfast Apple Granola Crisp
The blogger insists that baked fruit crisps aren't just for dessert. This recipe features a granola-like topping and has less sugar than your typical after-dinner crisp (though with a stick of butter, it's not exactly healthy). Eaten cold and topped with your favorite yogurt, it will be the perfect way to start your day.
Whole Grain Pancakes With Warm Apple Topping
Begin the morning with these fiber-filled and protein-packed pancakes. Everyone will love that they're naturally sweetened with a cinnamon-scented and warm apple topping.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats and Quinoa
This recipe combines classic apple pie with overnight oats. Never made overnight oats? You just need a few simple ingredients, many of which you likely already have on hand.
Apple Cheddar Turkey Burgers
You may be tired of your basic burger by now. But you still want to cook up some patties while the grill isn't covered in snow. Give your burger an autumnal feel with some grated apple.
Tangy Brussels Sprout Apple Salad
Prepping the Brussels sprouts and apples will be easier if you take advantage of a food processer. But you can also use a sharp knife. Either way, you'll have a light main course or side dish.
Apple Cheddar Pizza With Carmelized Onions and Walnuts
Carmelizing the onions does add some extra time to this recipe. But make a batch over the weekend and work a few meals around them. These onions will last about five to six days in the refrigerator, the blogger says.
Low-Cal Baked Cinnamon Apples
How is this recipe 100 calories? It uses artificial sweetener instead of sugar. And its spices don't pack on any calories either.
Apple Pie Tostadas
You want apple pie, but you don't have the time to make it. This simple apple-pie-on-a-tortilla recipe will let you have your pie and eat it too!
Tasty Apple Pie
This Mayo Clinic recipe promises to taste like a cobbler. With a pressed-in crust, it's high in fiber, too.
Apple Pie Smoothie
Here, you'll briefly microwave the apple. That's the trick behind this thick, delicious and healthy smoothie.