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Apple recipes for this fall from Oh So Mona.
Author: Mona Elkadri
Photographer: Vicky Bartel
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Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites

Makes 25 energy bites
What you will need:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 5 chopped dates
  • 1 cup grated apple (not packed)
Directions
  • To begin, prep a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the rolled oats, flaxseed, cinnamon, slivered almonds, grated apple, and chopped dates. In another bowl, stir together the peanut butter and honey, then combine with the rolled oats mixture.
  • Using your hands or a tablespoon measure, roll out bite-size pieces and place them on the parchment paper. To prevent the batter from sticking to your hands, dampen them with water between rolling.
  • Place the energy bites in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm and enjoy!
  • Keep stored in an air tight container refrigerated for up to five days.

Apple Walnut Baked Brie

What you will need:
  • 1 small round of brie cheese
  • ¹/³ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Once oven reaches temperature, place the brie on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Pour hot water into a bowl and add the chopped walnuts. Let sit.
  • Next, the melt butter in a pan on medium heat and add sliced apples and cinnamon. Cook until apples are soft.
  • Once the apples are cooked, add the brown sugar and lemon juice and stir until it has formed a semi-runny syrup-like substance.
  • Remove the applesauce from the heat, strain, and pat dry the walnuts, then add them to the sauce and mix.
  • Finish by pouring the applesauce on top of the brie cheese and serve. 

Apple Squash Bowl 

Serves 2

What you will need:
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp butter x 2
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • salt/pepper to taste
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400°F degrees. 
  • Place squash on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then cut the squash in half lengthwise and top with 1 Tbsp of the butter, as well as salt, pepper, and brown sugar. Bake for one hour.
  • Cook quinoa as per package instructions.
  • While the squash and quinoa cook, place apples, dried cranberries, cinnamon, and remaining 1 Tbsp of butter in a pan on medium heat and cook until apples are soft but still a bit firm. This will add a nice texture to the squash bowl. 
  • Once both the quinoa and the apples are finished, combine together.
  • When the squash is finished baking, scoop some of your quinoa mixture into the “bowl” of the squash and serve.