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Rai-Cin Almond Butter

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Have y’all tried the cinnamon raisin peanut butter by The Peanut Butter Co? Holy guacamole, it’s ahhhmazing. It reminds me of my all time favorite cookie, oatmeal raisin. But, this gal doesn’t eat peanuts anymore. So, I saw these Emerald cinnamon almonds and started brainstorming on how I could make my own cinnamon raisin almond butter. That actually tasted the bomb diggity and that’s how I came up with this little sliver of heaven.

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Ingredients:

2 cups Emerald Cinnamon Almonds {or you could just put cinnamon and almonds in a ziploc and sh-sh-shake it}

1 small carton of organic raisins {keep a few out to mix later}

2/3C unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tsp of vanilla

1/2 tsp sea salt

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into food processor or nutribullet{I’ve used both, just make sure you scrape down the sides occasionally} until it reaches desired consistency. You may also add honey, agave, or water to help loosen it or to add extra sweetness. Then stir in the last few raisins and store in an air tight container… Maybe even grab a spoon and dig in. I won’t tell.

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No Better Howdy than Pie

Last week I was struttin’ my stuff in shorts, fast forward to today, I’m bundled up in a jacket and even busted out the boots? Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat. Cold, rainy, gloomy days make me want to do a few things…Lay in bed and watch Gypsy Sisters, not take a shower, eat warm sweet stuff, and eat some more. Sounds darn perfect, right? So I decided to make a pie- an Apple Pie.

IMG_2640This isn’t your ordinary, store bought crust, too sweet, too hard, over baked pie… This is the Oh Heavens gimme another piece, I think I’m gonna bust a button, Win a prize pie! BUT GET THIS… IT WEIGHS IN AT A WHOPPING 252 cals! Hollaaa!

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Skinny Apple Pie:

Filling
4 medium apples, peeled and sliced
1 medium jicama, peeled and shredded
1/4 cup sugar or Truvia
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Crust:

2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour {I used GF All Purpose Flour, tsp Baking Soda}
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
2. Combine the apples, jicama, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Mix well to coat the fruit and put aside until crust is ready.
3. To make the crust, combine the pastry flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is soft and crumbly. Add water until mixture forms a ball.
4. Divide in half and shape into a ball. Roll dough on a floured surface. Line pie plate with half the dough.
5. Fill pie plate with the apple mixture.
6. Cover with the second crust. Cut slits in the top and brush with egg whites if desired.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 F and continue to bake for another 30-40 minutes or until the apples are soft.

Nutty Facts: 252 Cals, 5g protein

Most my recipes won’t have nearly that many calories, but ehhh you’ve got to live a little right?  Whats your favorite pie recipes? Send em on over.

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