Everyday Sautéed Apples
This super simple recipe started out as a way to use up sliced apples I didn't eat the day before. Who wants day old apples that already traveled to work and back? Not me! But I also hate to waste them. Now, I don't wait until I have sad apples to make this, but it is still a great way to use one up if you do.
Typically I am one for lots of variety in my diet and I'll rarely repeat a breakfast day after day, but I found myself making these apples nearly every morning this past winter. I was tempted to call them "diet" apples because I swear they helped me maintain weight during the holiday season. But I like to consider how I eat as part of a healthy lifestyle that works for me rather than a "diet" and that just doesn't have a catchy ring to it.
To mix things up with your sautéed apple you can:
- use a different type of apple, some fall apart more when cooking & some stay firm
- add a scoop of jam
- use lavender sea salt
- do 1/2 apple 1/2 plum for a delicious & vibrant fuchsia twist
- top with granola instead of nut butter
- try cashew butter
- sprinkle some cacao nibs, nuts or chocolate shavings on top (for when you really need a special breakfast!)
Things to feel good about:
- only 4 ingredients
- flexible recipe
- can use up old apples
- a warm breakfast in 10 min or less
- an apple a day keeps the doctor away
- protein, fiber, & healthy fats to keep you full!
Everyday Sautéed Apples
prep: 3 min | total time: 10 min | clean up: minimal | makes: 1 serving
1 apple, chopped
1 T coconut oil
a sprinkle of sea salt
1 T of nut butter for topping
(If you're making coffee or tea, start that first.) Heat coconut oil in a small pot over medium heat while you chop the apple. Add apple into the pot, sprinkle with sea salt, & stir to coat with oil. Reduce heat to medium-low & stir occasionally while you wash the cutting board and attend to your tea/coffee. When apple is warm and soft to your preference*, transfer to your bowl and top with nut butter.
*Cook longer for softer apples, shorter for firmer. There's no right answer as long as you like it. I've done as few as 3 minutes for a quicker breakfast & firmer apple. Or you could cover the pot and cook longer (15 min or more) for a chunky applesauce-like consistency. Try it a few ways to find what you like!
Don't forget to share with me if you make it! I love to know if I've inspired you. <3 @eat.like.a.queen and #eatlikeaqueen
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