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Vegan Slow Cooker Autumn Apples // roughmeasures.com

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Vegan Slow Cooker Autumn Apples // roughmeasures.com

Vegan Slow Cooker Autumn Apples // roughmeasures.com

Vegan Slow Cooker Autumn Apples // roughmeasures.com
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Vegan Slow Cooker Autumn Apples

An oh-so-easy pudding to make in your Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 40 g roughly chopped hazelnuts
  • 3 tbsp trail mix seeds and nuts of your choice
  • 2 ½ tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 dried cinnamon sticks
  • 4 medium sized apples
  • 300 g soft brown sugar
  • 180 ml traditional apple cider
  • 1 tub dairy free yoghurt

Instructions

  1. Combine the walnuts, trail mix and 2½ tbsp of the coconut sugar in a small bowl and add ½ tsp of cinnamon.

  2. Slice the base of the apples to create a level surface and then peel the top third of each apple and core.
  3. Place the apples in the Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker pot and spoon the walnut mixture into the cavity of each apple. Place a stick of cinnamon on top of each apple.
  4. Combine the remaining cinnamon, 130g coconut sugar and apple cider in a small bowl. Pour over the apples and cover.

  5. Cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  6. Remove the apples with a slotted spoon. Spoon ¼ cup of the cooking liquid over each serving.
  7. Serve with a scoop or 2 of yoghurt to balance the flavours.

Recipe Notes

Serves 4 Cooking time: 2-3 hours (low)

 

I made this recipe in my 5.7 litre Crock Pot slow cooker. It’s a perfect size for us to meal prep and cook in bulk. You can lift the lid and serve straight from the bowl, but when you just want to stir, the hinge means you don’t drip water on the counter. I haven’t used a slow cooker before, but I am loving the ease and simplicity of the Crock Pot. Winter cooking is a-go!

October is peak season for slow cooking, why not follow along on social media using #Crocktober! You’ll find loads of fantastic blogger recipes and inspiration to encourage you to get your Crock Pot out and get creating.


Disclosure: This CrockPot recipe for slow cooker Autumn apples is sponsored by Crock-Pot. Thank you for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to continue following my passion. All opinions are my own.

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