Cooking with Apples

Apple picking is certainly a fall favorite activity. But what do you do with all of the apples you have spilling out of your kitchen?! Whitney Cornelison lifestyle expert with Beauty in the Mess is here to show us apples 4 ways.

Move Over Apple Pie

 

Apple pie is great and all, but how about trying something different for a change with all of those apples!

 

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

 

  • Using the T-fal Electric Pressure Cooker, we’re going to make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
  • The great thing about this product is that it has 12-automatic settings including Slow Cook. So you can even make this recipe as overnight oats using the Slow Cook setting if you want to.
  • We’re using the Pressure Cook setting because your oatmeal will be done in minutes! Just add the ingredients, press the button, and you’re good to go!
    • Available on Amazon for $99

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1-2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Add butter to pressure cooking pot, select Pressure Cook. When butter is melted add the oats and toast, stirring constantly, until they start to darken and smell nutty, about 3 minutes.
  • Add water, apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Cook for 10 minutes
  • Top with milk, nuts, more apple slices and additional brown sugar, if desired

 

While the recipe calls for butter, try using a delicious alternative – Carrington Farms Organic Ghee.

  • It’s heart healthy & dairy-free!
    • Available at Walmart

 

Apple Cinnamon Waffles

 

  • These are so easy to make using the KRUPS 4-slice Waffle Maker
  • As you’ll see, the waffle maker is SUPER non-stick – the waffles pop right off making clean-up a breeze
  • Not to mention, the plates are removable and dishwasher safe!
    • Available at Walmart $49

 

INGREDIENTS: **substitute ghee for butter

Waffles

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Apples

  • Brown sugar & cinnamon for sautéing apples
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-2 cups of apples, peeled, grated

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Start by sautéing your apples. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add butter, then apples and stir. After a few minutes add in brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover to let steam and soften, stirring frequently. Once softened (about 4-5 minutes) remove lid to let caramelize a bit more. Remove from heat.

 

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy.
  3. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
  4. Add apples.
  5. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

 

 

Time for a Cocktail

 

We’re making a Sparkling Apple Hot Toddy using Sparkling Ice’s Crisp Apple flavor

 

  • Sparkling Ice is slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants.
  • This light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, and Sodium Free.

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 6 oz.  Crisp Apple Sparkling Ice
  • 1 ½ oz.  whisky or apple brandy
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices for garnish

 

Directions

  1. Coat the bottom of a glass coffee cup with honey. Add whisky or brandy
  2. Heat Crisp Apple Sparkling Ice in a small sauce pot
  3. Pour hot Sparkling Ice into glass. Stir to combine ingredients
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices