Guest Post: Kensey Goebel, Culinary Nutritionist/Instructor


I am a huge fan of pumpkin when it comes to fall but I realize not everyone is. A few years ago I was not fond of the thought of pumpkin baked goods, however since then I have come to love it! Besides pumpkin, fall reminds me of fresh baked apple pies and apple cider. The smell of apple cider reminds me of holidays at my grandmas house. Here are some fun seasonal recipes that help bring in fall without pumpkin overload!

Apple Butter- Use this on top of toast, english muffins or bagels…or anything else! This can be made in a slow cooker to keep it super easy. 

[yumprint-recipe id=’55’]Appple Pie Parfaits–  Yummy Cinnamon & Vanilla flavored Yogurt mixed with diced apples and topped with crunchy granola.  Works as a dessert, snack, or breakfast!  The How-To:  Take plain yogurt. Add a dash of cinnamon and vanilla extract and stir.  Layer your cinnamon flavored yogurt with diced apples in a bowl or cup.  Top with a crunchy granola like our Love Munch.

Slow Cooker Baked Apples – We are all about easy here right?! I mean who doesn’t love to come home from school or work with the house smelling delicious and a wonderful treat already cooked for you! Try this one…Core 6 apples but leave bottom in tact. Mix oats, brown sugar, honey and cinnamon together in a bowl. Fill each apple with mixture and place in slow cooker. Top with small amount of butter to provide liquid when cooking. Cook on high for 3 hours and eat while warm. Yum!


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