Crock Pot Stewed Apples and Raisins

If you read my Fall posts last year, you know I am not a pumpkin fan. I don’t want Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I don’t want pumpkin seeds, and I don’t want pumpkin cake. What do I want?

Apples, I want all the apples. Apple cider, dehydrated apples, raw and fresh apples, apple everything! And these stewed apples take next to no time at all, smell up your whole house with real apple flavor, and taste super indulgent all while being super healthy. Here’s the recipe:

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  • 6 medium apples, cored and cut into thick slices (I got about 6 pieces per apple)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a crock pot, add the apples and lemon juice and combine. Then on top of that add the raisins. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top and drizzle with honey. That’s it! Turn the crock pot on high and cook for about 1 1/2 hours. It’s done when you can poke a fork through them, but before they are mushy.

Seriously, this recipe couldn’t be easier or quicker, and the taste will fool anyone into thinking you put serious time and effort into this dish. Enjoy the apples of the season and Happy (almost) Fall!

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Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

Another raisin recipe to love!

Chia seeds have the funnest consistency, and I use them in almost anything, from plain water to protein shakes. And, to make pudding, too.

And guess what? Start to finish, this recipe takes only

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Prepped and ready for the fridge.

3 minutes to prep. That’s it! Plus, it’s vegan, and paleo, making it a great choice all around.

I love so many things about this healthy, delicious dessert, especially the quick prep, and the layers of flavor. You can taste all the ingredients, and it’s just so yummy.

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or vegan preference)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins

Combine all the ingredients and let chill in the fridge for 5 hours or overnight. (Whisk a couple of times in the first couple of hours.)

Serves 3-4

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Almond Butter Ants on a Log

I know just the title brings you back. If you didn’t like this snack when you were little, you know someone who did!

While I detest raw celery, and would only scoop the nut butter and raisins off, this was, and is, still a favorite of my hubby’s.

He prefers almond butter, so that’s what he gets! Choose a nut butter, plain raisins or a mixture, and build your treat.

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  • 2 celery stalks, washed and the ends chopped off
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 15-20 raisins

Spread the almond butter onto your celery, place the raisins on top of the almond butter, and dig in.

These are great as a snack or with a meal, Nick sometimes even eats them as breakfast. Do you love them with other toppings? What other snacks do you have that include both fruits, and vegetables?

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