Raw apple pie granola.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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This "recipe" has quickly become one of our favorites for breakfast. It's raw, so you get all the benefits of uncooked and unprocessed food, but it's also delicious. It tastes just like Fall, in my opinion. It's the perfect combination of tart and sweet, without any sugar (or dairy or gluten - yay!). Ok, enough said. Onto the recipe...

Ingredients (to make breakfast for 2):
2 honeycrisp apples
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup pecans
1 teaspoon apple pie spice

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[ If you haven't tried a honeycrisp apple before, run to your nearest grocer... they are to die for. ]

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1. Roughly chop 2 honeycrisp apples, then pulse in a food processor until chopped to your preference. Divide chopped apples between two bowls.
2. Put 1 cup pecans and 1 cup pitted dates, along with 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice, in your food processor and turn on for about 30 seconds. It will become a doughy consistency when it's all blended.
3. Spoon "granola" on top of chopped apples and enjoy!

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5 comments:

  1. This looks TO DIE FOR! I am so excited and going to make it tomorrow if I get a chance!
    Thanks for sharing -- and I LOVE honeycrisp! Yum,
    <3 Leigh
    kate-and-leigh.blogspot.com

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  2. I made homemade granola tonight because of this post. Just thought you should know. Miss you so much! Send me your flight info whenever you can!!! :)

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  3. I am always on the lookout for a fresh easy breakfast idea. Your photographs are so stunning.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  4. hi whitney! i had to pop over and say thank you SO MUCH for your sweet comment on my blog today! it was so uplifting.

    i sort of felt like i was making a big announcement today, even though i've been thinking about food this way for some time, and i wasn't sure how people would respond. but everyone is so supportive, and i was so happy to hear your encouraging voice!

    thank you, thank you.

    and by the way, i LOVE your blog! wow. subscribing right this minute! and i simply can't wait to try this apple breakfast. mmm!

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  5. this is random, but in my head it was too funny not to share:
    i was just scrolling through all the blogs that i follow on google reader which kind of makes they sort of blend together, and when i read this one, i thought it was on smitten kitchen, another blog i follow, but since i read that it was dairy and gluten free, i was like, "hey, i should recommend this recipe to whitney" so while i was trying to figure out how to share it with you, i realized that it was YOUR blog, and it just made me laugh...

    this looks yummy! maybe if i ever get back to a place where you can get apples that taste like apples, i totally want to try this : )

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