Got Apples? Here Are Five unique Apple Recipes You Probably Haven't Tried
You know what fall brings, the ripest, sweetest, juiciest apples! Apple picking season is here, and whether you have apple trees near or far, it's time to harvest. Apple picking is not only nostalgic; it's a relaxing way to get outside and spend some time away from your computer screen.
If you want to enjoy your freshly picked apples in the most unique ways possible, look no further. We've curated a list of some of the best apple recipes you probably haven't tried yet.
Cinnamon Apple Noodle Breakfast Bowl
We know what you're thinking "apples and noodles?!"
Well, these aren't noodles made from pasta, but more like noodles of apples. You'll need a spiralizer for this one, but it's definitely worth it even if you have to borrow one from a friend or neighbor.
Time: 15 minutes
- One apple
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
- 1/2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
- 1/2 Tbsp/ shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tsp. coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp. coconut sugar
- dash of ginger
- dash of nutmeg
- dash of cloves
- dash of cinnamon
Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Macarons
Depending on who you ask, macarons can be a seasonal treat or something you want to have at the end of every workweek. Regardless, this recipe will keep your macaron cravings filled and your juicy apples properly used and consumed.
Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes
Servings: 30 macarons
SPICED APPLE MACARONS
- 4 ounces (115g) almond flour
- 8 ounces (230g) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 5 ounces (144g) egg whites, room temperature
- 2 ½ ounces (72g) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 medium apples (I used a combination of Macintosh, Granny Smiths, and Galas), peeled, cored, and chopped.
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or more if you want it sweeter)
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- A pinch of nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons water
Apple Pie Panini
Paninis have always been a great lunch option or a cheap and easy way to eat something filling when you just don't have time to sit down and eat a full meal.
Well, let's change that by having this Apple Pie Panini recipe in your pocket. Think of it like French toast and apple pie in one lovely, apple-y experience.
Time: 15 minutes
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, at room temperature
- 8 slices cinnamon raisin bread, sliced from a dense bakery loaf
- 1 Granny Smith or another firm apple, cored and thinly sliced
- 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
- Vanilla bean ice cream (optional)
- Panini press
Smoky Apple Sage Chickpea Veggie Burgers
Apples in burgers? YES! It may seem weird, but trust us on this one. The sweetness of apples combined with the overall savory taste of chickpea veggie burgers is bound to make you consider fruits as part of your hot breakfast meal.
Time: 40 minutes
- 1-14 oz. can or 1 ¾ cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup chickpea flour
- 1 small onion, quartered
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
- 2 tsp. rubbed sage
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 medium apple, peeled and shredded (choose a sweet variety such as Gala or Cortland)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 6 burger buns, bagels or English muffins, sliced open
- ketchup and/or hot sauce
- fresh greens, such as baby spinach or arugula
Apple & Turmeric Crumble
Turmeric is one of the most studied health ingredients globally. Many experts agree that taking turmeric supplements is beneficial for all sorts of joint health problems and more. The health benefits and the science around it are why we came up with Yellow and Black Turmeric with Curcumin-SR™.
So, why not combine the health benefits of turmeric with the nutritional goodness (and sweetness) of apples in this Apple & Turmeric Crumble?
Time: 60 minutes
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 4cm-piece fresh turmeric, peeled, grated
- juice of 1 lemon
- 6 apples
- 120g cold butter, cubed
- ¾ cup flour
- 1½ cups whole oats
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ice cream, cream or custard to serve
Apples will always be the same apples, but what you can do with them doesn't have to be. There are a lot of apple recipes out there that deserve at least a one-time try. So this fall, feel free to try at least ONE of the unique apple recipes. Not only will you learn a new recipe, but you'll also have something you can use to impress family and friends.