I love fall. The changing weather, the festive decorations, and the amazing food are all things that make me so in love with this season. I try and take full advantage of all of it while it lasts so cooking with pumpkins and apples definitely makes my “to do” list!
Baked apples are such a great dessert that can be really figure friendly if you make it right. This recipe is super “skinny” but definitely super delicious! I think it has just become one of my favorite desserts! It is so easy and I know you all will love it!!
1/2 honeycrisp apple, cored
1 Tbl brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbl granola (mine was a maple, walnut, and chia seed flavor)
Vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
In a microwave safe bowl, place apple cut side up and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes (I ended up cutting my apple up into pieces so it would cook faster). Remove from microwave and top with granola and ice cream.
Today is actually a great morning. Ya know why? Because I woke up to some amazing french toast. And, my house smells like pumpkin pie.
Those are two ingredients for a pretty perfect day. The only thing that would make this day better is if it was sunny with a high of some fall weather. Floridians really get the shaft when it comes to the amazingness of fall weather.
Oh well. This french toast is so good that it will make you forget it is still 99 degrees outside and basically still summer.
8 slices cinnamon swirl bread (any bread will work here, I just had some cinnamon bread and thought that would be tasty. GF will work here too!)
1/2 cup milk (I used vanilla soy)
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbl butter (I used Earth Balance)
In a shallow dish, combine milk, eggs, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk until eggs are all broken up and well combined.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add butter to pan.
Soak bread in pumpkin mixture until the bread is saturated. Allow excess batter to drip off and place into hot pan. Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes or until browned and egg has cooked. Remove from heat and eat immediately.
Enjoy and happy Sunday!!