As I mentioned last week, I had been thinking about baking something for the weekend. Baking makes everything better and after the news that came out of Charlotteville on Saturday, I definitely needed something ‘to make things (just a tiny bit) better’, if only to soothe my aching heart. Obviously, there is much more to do than baking a cake (but that’s a topic for another blog post).
I still had a bunch of apples in the fridge that needed to be used, so I decided to make an apple crumble cake. I ‘healthified’ (is that an actual word?) the recipe a bit by using whole wheat flour, substituting a part of the flour with flaxseed meal and using some Greek yogurt.
I cored and then sliced the apples. I usually don’t peel the apples, because most of the nutrients sit under the skin. I used Gala apples because that’s what we usually buy to snack on. There are better apples to use for baking, but the Galas worked just fine.
I topped the apples with the cinnamon crumbs and then the thing went in the oven for 55 minutes.
The smell made my mouth water. I know apple pie is usually considered a fall treat, but I am totally on board with apple pie in August (or any other time of the year, really!). Aren’t you?
If not, a) you’re weird, haha, and b) I guess, you can save the recipe for later this fall… but I am telling you, it was delicious!! I can’t guarantee that there will be any more pieces left for very long!