This is a vegan recipe. For a gluten-free option, feel free to substitute Erewhon Organic Crispy Brown Rice Gluten Free Cereal for the Uncle Sam.
YIELD: 4 servings
4 Apples cleaned, cored and cut into bite sized pieces
pinch of fine Sea Salt
a few dashes of ground Cinnamon
4 ounces chopped, dried-pitted dates (about 7 dates)
1 tablespoon unrefined Coconut Oil
2 ounces chopped, toasted nuts such as Pecans
1 cup Uncle Sam Original cereal
dairy or dairy free thick Greek yogurt, whipped cream, frozen yogurt or ice cream
In a medium saucepan heat apples over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon of water. When they start sizzling reduce heat to medium, partially cover and cook about 10 minutes until softened. Stir occasionally adding the salt, cinnamon and dates towards the end. Remove from heat and divide apple mixture into 4 ramekins or bowls.
Heat Uncle Sam cereal with the nuts in a fry pan about 4-5 minutes over medium heat until fragrant. Watch carefully so it does not burn.
Scoop some crisp topping over your warm apples and enjoy.
As far as apples go, I love Pink Lady, Gala and Granny Smith. Use your favorite(s). Instead of or with the dates you can use raisins or dried cranberries.
Recipe and photo © Marla Meridith.