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Apple Crumble, Applesauce and St. Patricks Day Muffins

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

This apple crumble is so good for you, it is made from oats, apples, dates, maple syrup and cinnamon. That's it!!! No sugar, no vegan butter, no nuts, and no flour!

These photos are of a double batch of the ingredients.

Apple Crumble

5 apples, peeled and cored

1/2 lemon juiced or around 1 Tbsp lemon juice

5 pitted medjool dates( I used macerated neglet dates)

1 Tbsp cinnamon


2 cups rolled oats

2 Tbsp maple syrup

pinch of salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375. Once apples are peeled and cored, toss them in the lemon juice until all coated. Place them in a sauce pan and once the pan is hot turn the heat down to low and let the apples simmer. We want the apples to get soft and as they get soft they will release juice thereby cooking in their own juices. Add the dates and the cinnamon to a high powered blender and add enough water to cover the dates. Blend on high and you've just made date paste. Scrape down the sides of the blender and add the entire contents of the blender to the apples and coat the apples with the cinnamon date paste. Keep cooking the apples until they are all soft. Make the topping while the apples are softening. Place the rolled oats, the pinch of salt and the tsp of cinnamon in a large bowl and stir to mix well. Add the 2 Tbsp of maple syrup and coat all the oats in the maple syrup and they will begin to stick together. Once the apples are all soft, pour them into a 9x9 or 11x7 pyrex, and spread them evenly in the bottom of the dish. Then take the topping oat mixture and spread it all over the top of the apples covering the apples thoroughly. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until the topping browns somewhat. This is an excellent, apple crumble and so good for everyone!!!!


This recipe shows anyone how to make easy, inexpensive, delicious applesauce.

First go to your grocery store and go to the produce section where I hope they have apples for sale in bags of 3-5 for a $1:) This is how you get inexpensive applesauce:) Otherwise, take 6 apples and core and peel them. Place them in a medium to big pot. Turn the burner to low. Cover the pot. Walk away, the apples will cook in their own juices and get delicious. Once the apples are soft, mash them with a potato masher or some such. Add cinnamon. Taste. If it tastes great, you are done. Need more cinnamon? Add more. Taste.

St. Patrick's Day Muffins

St. Patrick's Day Muffins

12 pitted dates

2 cups rolled oats

1 1/2 tsps of baking powder

3 Tbsp flax seed meal

1/3 cup of water

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup applesauce

1/2 cup plant milk

3 cups smashed down spinach or baby kale or baby chard

Preheat the oven to 375

Make the vegan egg by putting the 3 Tbsps of flax seed meal in a medium bowl then add the 1/3 cup of water and mix well. Allow this vegan egg 5 minutes to gel. Add the oats and baking powder to the food processor and mix well. you don't have to make oat flour. Dump the ground oats into another bowl. Add the vegan egg, vanilla, applesauce, plant milk and spinach into the food processor. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Dump these wet ingredients into the oat bowl and combine the wet and dry ingredients. Once combined, spoon batter into the muffin pan(I used a silicone pan so I didn't have to grease the pan) but you can also use muffin papers. Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes. Make certain the testing toothpick comes out clean. Wait until the muffins cool before you try to pop them out of the silicone tray. Then they just pop right out.

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