Apple is the one flavor that I can never walk away from. I love anything apple. This is true for everything from pie to cookies. Once fall begins, you can bet your last dollar that they are in my shopping cart.
Do you believe that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, the research doesn’t say that it does but it’s good idea to eat them anyway. Apples are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They also offer flavonoids that may help to reduce inflammation, fight cancer and promote heart health.
So Many Apples to Choose From
I love the versatility of the apple. I’m not surprised that over over 26 million apples are eaten each day in the United States. Fun fact…they are grown in all of the 50 states. There are over 7,000 varieties of apples grown on the planet. I’m using fuji apples for this cake but you can also use red delicious, honey crisp or granny smith.
Top Ten Apple Varieties Sold in the United States
- Red Delicious
- Granny Smith
- Golden Delicious
- Pink Lady
I like to whip up quick sweets for the family. We all have a sweet tooth and I enjoy baking and taking control of ingredients like sugar. In the past few years, I have learned to bake without milk or eggs. I started making non-dairy cakes and pies once I decided that I didn’t want to always have to depend on animal products. It’s great to know that I have options. I am getting used to using plant-based mylks or plant-based butters.
One of the cool things about this recipe is that you probably have most of the ingredients already. Once you learn to make the batter, you can switch out apples for other fruits like blueberry. You might also decide not to use fruit at all!
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LA Dunn is a plant-based advocate and a Bronx native. She is also a huge fan of all things apple so she is having the time of her life right now. Follow her on Instagram @blackgirlseat and be sure to read the latest issue of the Recipes & Random-Ish newsletter. Stay connected by signing up below.