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Ummmmm…’tis the season for apples


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The air is crisp and clean, and the orchards are scented with fresh cut grass and the sweet smell of fruits. As big puffy clouds float across our beautiful blue skies this fall, you will find me apple picking with my family. It’s one of my favorite activities. While connecting with nature, I love to listen to the laughter and excitement that  comes from my kids as they fill our bucket reaching for the tallest branches where clusters of the most colorful red and green apples grow.      

When you get home have fun making apple sauce, apple pie, or try these delicious apple date muffins:



1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup honey

1 cup finely chopped apples

1 cup dates, diced

1 tbls vanilla

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cup milk

1 cup All Bran cereal

1/2 cup flax seeds

2 tbls cinnamon

Combine flours and baking powder. Stir in All Bran and flax seeds. In a separate bowl combine milk, egg, vanilla and honey. Add dates, apples and cinnamon to liquid mixture. Turn into flour mixture and stir well.

Place in muffin tins or loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees. For muffins, 20-25 minutes. For loaf, 1 hour and 15 minutes.


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My Favorite Cookie Recipe

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We sell these cookies at Centerpeace. Yummm!!

Perfect for a mid-morning snack for you – and my kids love them when they come home from school.

Enjoy making them yourself!


2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup All Bran cereal

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 cup oat bran

1/2 cup pumpkin or sweet potato or shredded carrots

1/2 banana

1/4 cup agave nectar or date sugar

5 tbls honey

2 large eggs

1 tbls vanilla

1/2 cup flax seeds

1 cup raisins or dried prunes

1 cup almonds or walnuts (optional)

2 tbls cinnamon

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup chopped dates

1/2 cup apple juice (to moisten batter if needed)

Mix all ingredients except flour and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add flour and baking soda. Add apple juice to hold batter together.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Use an ice cream scoop to place cookies on sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees until slightly brown on top, about 20 mins.

Note: Every time I make these cookies they come out a little bit different – sometimes soft and sometimes hard. I don’t know why, but they’re delicious either way!


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