This post is sponsored by Kitchfix
Hey Fall! Long time no see?!
Labor Day is a little bit of a weird holiday. It’s a soft winded goodbye to summer, and I’ve never been good at goodbyes but, here in DC, it will still be over 100 degrees for a long while. But honestly, I am so excited for fall. Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite season of all time. The weather get cooler. The vegetables get better (and I can have both butternut squash AND tomatoes! What??) It just smells like cloves and cinnamon all the time. Or at least I like to pretend it does.
Yeah, fall is pretty great.
Fall is also the time of year when back to school season starts. Now I know a lot of you are either dreading this (students/new moms who are seeing their kids leave the nest) or celebrating it (moms who are ready for a little peace and quiet). I personally loved September because it meant back to school shopping season aka when I could buy a ton of pens in all of the colors. Every year, I would ask my mom if I could buy the 64-count Crayola crayons set. You know, with the pencil sharpener built into the back. And, every year, my mom would say that I totally did not need 64 crayons. She was probably right, but I could help but obsess over this box set. The sheer PRIDE I had to pay $15 of my own money for that set was exhilarating. The crayons! All of the colors!
Fortunately for you, I am still so fascinated with color.
Anyways, here this 24 year old is pretending to be a child again. Because back to school time also means a refocusing on quick and easy meals and snacks. Also, since it’s fall, we’re finding ways to shove cinnamon into EVERYTHING. That is where this little number comes in.
There was a time in college when I ate a variation of this recipe every single day. Hey, when you have dining hall apples that need some help and your only cooking appliance is a microwave, you get creative. And, as my dad is a fan of baking apples into everything (crisp/crumble/galette/turnover), warm cinnamon-y apples was all I craved. They instantly scream to me sweater weather and cuddles in a blanket. They take less than 5 ingredients and are SO FREAKING easy.
However, these apples are taken to the next level the toppings (duh!). I love adding coconut cream or yogurt, a extra pinch of cinnamon, and granola. My favorite is Kitchfix granola. Now, this granola y’all is next level. A paleo mix of nuts, seeds, granola, and cinnamon (oh you know it!), it makes for the perfect crunch factor on top of these apples. Plus, it is lower in sugar than other granolas, which will not leave you in a post sugar coma. And trust me, I’ve been in a lot of post sugar comas and they are. Not. Fun. This granola though, is totally fun!
So go, grab your pumpkins, cider, and football, because we are welcoming fall with open arms around these parts.
5 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 apple, cored and chopped into 1 inch pieces ( I like Granny Smith or Fuji for this, but any apple works well!)
- 1/2 teaspoon melted coconut oil, plus more to rub
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional, if you want additional sweetness)
- Kitchfix Grain Free Granola
- Yogurt or Coconut Cream
- Extra Cinnamon
Rub a microwave proof glass bowl with coconut oil (I like Pyrex dishes for this purpose). In the bowl, add apples, 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, cinnamon, and honey or maple syrup, if using, and stir to combine.
Place bowl in the microwave and set timer for 2 minutes, stirring once in between . Be careful taking the bowl out, as it will be hot. The apples should be soft when they're done. If not, microwave for an additional minute.
Once the apple are cooked, top with Kitchfix Grain Free Granola. If desired, top with yogurt, coconut cream, or extra cinnamon. EAT