This recipe is gold. I'm serious. For one of those days when your body is craving something sweet, warming and grounding. How wonderful it is to be able to maintain a clean, healthful, delicious lifestyle, all the while eating Apple Pie and French Vanilla "Nice Cream?" Pretty damn wonderful, I'd say!
For this recipe I do use a dehydrator (No worries if you do not have a dehydrator!) The ingredients will be the same as listed below. If you would like to bake or cook the apples prior, you may do so! I'll write about this more below.
1 GALA APPLE
3-5 FROZEN BANANAS
1 REGULAR BANANA
1 TSP. VANILLA BEAN POWDER
1/2 TSP. CINNAMON
1/2 TSP. NUTMEG
1 TBSP. RAW COCONUT SUGAR
3-5 PITTED MEDJOOL DATES
1 TBSP. RAW ALMONDS
thinly SLICE APPLES AND SPRINKLE WITH NUTMEG AND CINNAMON. PLACE IN DEHYDRATOR AND SET TEMP. AT 100-110 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. LET DEHYDRATE FOR 2+ HOURS OR UNTIL YOUR LIKING.
IN A HIGH SPEED BLENDER, PLACE ALL BANANAS, 2 MEDJOOL DATES, VANILLA BEAN POWDER, CINNAMON AND COCONUT SUGAR. ADD A SPLASH OF WATER AND BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH.
IN BOWL, PLACE BANANA NICE CREAM, MEDJOOL DATES, WARMED APPLES AND CRUSHED RAW ALMONDS. SPRINKLE WITH MORE CINNAMON, COCONUT SUGAR AND NUTMEG AS DESIRED.
GRAB SERIOUSLY LARGE SPOON (OR LADEL) AND ENJOY.
Without Dehydrator - You may stew the apples on the stove by placing cut apple slices in a sauce pan with 1/2 inch of water. Turn on medium heat and cover for 5-8 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut sugar. Once apples have become soft to touch and are able to be easily pierced by a fork, turn off stove top and allow to cool. Strain excess liquid.
If you'd prefer to use the oven, preheat to 275 degrees fahrenheit. Place cut up apples with cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut sugar on parchment lined baking sheet. Place apples in oven and bake for approx. 15 minutes or until soft.