There's just something about snow that kills my whole vibe. I just want to eat pantries & chips in bed and watch movies on my laptop.
As soon as the snow started, I went to Redbox and picked up a couple of movies. I got Let Me Explain (blah) & The Butler (better).
I wanted an apple (or peach-this one is awesome) cobbler but figured I would "be good" and make a no-bake vegan alternative instead.
It was worth it! The perfect combination of apples, dates, oatmeal and walnuts. Yum! 2 out of my 3 sons loved it! Elijah said it was "just ok" He loves our baked apple crisp, so maybe he was just disappointed that I didn't make that.
Let me know what you think once you try this recipe. I adapted this recipe from Judita Wignall's Going Raw cookbook.
Apple Cobbler with Maple Cream
Prep Time: 3 hours (including soaking cas
Keywords: raw dessert vegan pie
Ingredients (Serves 5)
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 3 Medjool dates (pitted and soaked for about 10 mins)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3 cups apples, peeled, cored & thinly sliced
- 1 cup cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 vanilla bean, scraped
In a food processor, process the walnuts. Then slowly add the dates & raisins until it's a coarse meal. Be sure not to overprocess because it will make the mixture too oily. Transfer to a medium bowl and mix in the oats.Filling
In another bowl, combine the maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon & ginger. Toss with the apples.Maple Cream
Process the the cashews, maple syrup, water and vanilla bean in a blender for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.Assembly
1. Sprinkle half of the nut mixture in the bottom of a 9-inch round pie dish.
2. Layer with the apple filling and then sprinkle with the remaining nut mixture.
Add the topping when you're ready to eat.
We ate ours raw, but you can bake it in the oven at 350º, if you prefer a warm cobbler.