Apple picking season starts in September and continues until November, making it the ideal family-friendly outing to celebrate the start of fall. You can use the apples you pick to snack on, or incorporate them into delicious dishes. Here are a few of our favourite apple recipes you can bake up this weekend.
Make-Ahead Apple and Raisin Baked French Toast
This overnight baked french toast is the perfect dish to enjoy a leisurely brunch on any weekend morning. All the prep work can be done the night before.
Spiced Apple and Oat Scones
This spiced apple and oat scones recipe can be made three ways: regular (and wholesome), gluten-free or vegan. All are delicious and perfect for the fall.
Slow Cooker Apple and Cranberry Crisp
Making an apple crisp in the slow cooker couldn’t be easier. Just toss the filling ingredients together directly in the slow cooker, sprinkle with a spiced oat topping and cook. This is one of our favourite recipes.
Whole Wheat Carrot Applesauce Muffins
These light and healthy muffins are a delicious snack our kids gobble up. They also make a great snack for school lunches.
Apple Raisin Cinnamon Rolls
These easy vegan apple raisin cinnamon rolls are tender, not too sweet, and are bursting with flavour. They’re the perfect companion for a cup of tea.
Apple and Potato Pancakes
This potato and apple pancake recipe is delicious enough for a toddler to eat and fabulous enough to serve to guests.
In addition to the above recipes, we’ve also created a guide outlining the different types of apples available and what they are best used for. I always have a few salad apples, snacking apples and baking apples in my fruit basket, and use them almost daily in a variety of ways.
Oh, one more thing to note: we’re big fans of buying bags of imperfect apples from the market or grocery store to use for making applesauce or in baking projects. They always taste just as good as their prettier counterparts and are both an economical and eco-friendly choice for cooking.