hope you all enjoyed the raw caramel recipe! and i hope it's whetted your appetite for the big finish. for those of you who follow me on instagram, you've already seen it. but let's just keep it on the down low for the rest of them shall we? ;). in case you missed the first component, check it out here.
we continue with my blog’s 2 year anniversary today with the second component of our big dessert: raw almond butter and caramel apple cheesecake squares. mmmm, i cannot wait till friday to show you how it all comes together!
today we will continue with a raw apple sauce or butter which is completely delicious eaten by itself as a snack or dessert. it’s spiced with cinnamon, sweetened with dates and thickened with flax seeds. it’s fiber-rich and because it’s raw, all the vitamins in the apples are retained. the same recipe is used for apple sauce and butter except for a little extra sweetness from maple syrup for the apple butter. mmmmm.
raw apple sauce/butter (vegan, gluten-free, paleo, raw)
Prep Time: 10 min
Keywords: blender raw dessert snack nut-free paleo raw soy-free gluten-free vegan sugar-free apple dates
ingredients (2 cups)
- 2 cups chopped apples*
- 1 1/2 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 medjool dates
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (if making apple butter, omit if making apple sauce)
if your dates are dry, soak them in some water for about an hour to soften.
add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. store in the fridge until ready to eat.
* you can keep the apple peels on (i did) unless your apples aren't organic, then you should peel them as they are part of the dirty dozen!