Baked Breakfast Apple Stack with Maple Walnuts & Sesame.
Make the maple toasted walnuts!
Toast the walnuts for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
Using a mandoline, carefully slice the apples into rounds. If you don’t have a mandoline, slice the apple by hand, using a sharp knife.
After slicing the apples, coat them in fresh lemon juice.
In a ring mold, or directly on a lined baking sheet, stack 3-4 apple slices, slightly overlapping – and then another layer of apple. Sprinkle over a little cinnamon, and add a small handful of the maple-walnut crumble, in between each layer of apple. Stack more apples slices on top – until you have used up all the apple. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the apple is tender.
Created as a breakfast dish, this simple and satisfying recipe was designed to offer you a nutritious balance of fiber-rich carbohydrates, plant protein, and healthy unsaturated fats – while satisfying your palate. Resembling a stack of pancakes, the thinly sliced apple has a satisfying mouth-feel, and is comforting when baked, with cinnamon. Plus, the nutty crunch of the toasted maple walnuts, and sesame seeds – makes this bite reminiscent of apple crumble. Composed of a few whole (unprocessed) foods, treated with care – this healthy recipe offers a different take on breakfast, that you can also enjoy for dessert!
– 1 Pink lady apple, or other apple of choice
– 1 Lemon (juice and zest of one)
– 2 tsp cinnamon
– 1/4 cup walnuts
– 2 tbsp maple syrup
– 2 tbsp sesame seeds, dry toasted
1. Heat the oven to 400. Using a mandoline, slice the apples thinly (but not too thin so that it falls apart). In a bowl, coat the slices in fresh lemon juice. Set aside.
2. In a dry skillet, toast the sesame seeds until slightly golden and aromatic. Set aside.
3. Coat the walnuts in the maple syrup, and lay them on a lined baking sheet. Roast in the oven for about 10 minutes, until crispy. Let them cool slightly before chopping into a chunky crumb.
4. In a ring mold, or directly on a lined baking sheet, stack 3 apple slices, in a round, slightly overlapping. Sprinkle over a little cinnamon, maple walnuts crumb & sesame seeds. Add another apple layer, and top with more cinnamon, nuts & seeds. Add the last layer of apples, cinnamon, and nuts/seeds.
5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the apple is tender. Enjoy!
– Apples contain Vitamin C, potassium and fiber.
– Walnuts are packed with essential omega fats, protein, B Vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.
– Sesame seeds are high in B vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, healthy unsaturated fats, protein and fiber.
– Cinnamon helps the body regulate sugars, and supports digestion. It is a source of iron, calcium, antioxidants, and fiber.