Last night I returned from five long exhausting but inspiring days of hard wedding work up in Aspen. As I drove home last night, I went through massive rains and over two snowy passes. It’s the end of September and the sight of snow made me beyond excited. I also passed at least 25 vintage 1920′s era Rolls Royces, which was quite superb. A sight to be seen only in Aspen!
Today I’m having a lazy day, nesting and recovering from the lack of sleep, regular meals or asana practice. I slept in late, went to a gentle yoga class at 10am and then settled into a day of cooking and resting, slow walks and snuggling with my little pup Artemis.
I made a wild rice and mushroom dish, roasted sweet potatoes and a spicy and delicious apple quickbread. I am fully embracing the tastes, smells and feelings of fall. It’s crisp and breezy outside with clear blue skies. I am one happy girl.
I love fall foods. For me, apples (and squash!) truly epitomize the autumn harvest.
This recipe is wheat-free, vegan and uses coconut sugar instead of cane. The moistness comes from apple sauce as well as from the chunks of fresh apples themselves.
It’s sweet and cake-like, but not too sinful to be ruled out for breakfast in my book.
Autumnal Apple Bread
2 Tablespoons of ground golden flaxseed, mixed with 3 Tablespoons of purified water
1 cup of oat flour
2/3 cup of almond meal/flour
Pinch of Himalayan salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
3 Tablespoons of melted coconut oil
2 Tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk or water
1 crispy apple cut into small chunks
½ cup of unsweetened apple sauce
¾ cup of coconut sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bread pan with a tiny dollop of coconut oil.
Mix dry ingredients well. Set aside flax with water for a few minutes to congeal then add all the wet ingredients into the dry, adding the apple chunks last.
Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour. Check with a sharp knife or toothpick through the center to check for doneness.
Love and Blessings,