Monday, 4 March 2013

apple sandwiches with date caramel + almond butter


These are really fun to make, and super healthy. Oh and as you can tell from the photos - so easy they hardly need instructions. Slice up some apples and layer them with caramel and almond butter. Yum! Make these with kids and you will make some new little friends. 


They actually taste like candy or something... it's almost too good to be true. But then - isn't zucchini pasta almost too good to be true? Yes. Yet it exists. Thanks, Mother Nature and innovative kitchen equipment. So eat as many of these as you want and feel great afterwards about yourself and your awesome healthy, humane, eco-friendly choices.


apple sandwiches with date caramel + almond butter : serves 2 to 4

4 apples
Almond butter or other nut butter

Caramel:
1/2 cup dates
2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil (or use water... won't be as creamy though)
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Make the caramel: blend all ingredients until smooth. 

Assemble: Slice the apples thinly from bottom to top and then core each piece. Now layer each slice with alternating caramel and nut butter. Enjoy!

23 comments:

  1. Hi Emily,

    I love your site - fabulous recipes, gorgeous photos and wonderfully inspiring words!!

    I've made your date caramel quite a few times now, even with just a hand blender it tastes amazing! These look fantastic, can't wait to try.

    Thanks for all the positive energy you're sending out into the world!!

    Olga

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    1. Thank YOU, Olga! Really appreciate that. <3

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  2. This looks CRAZY good! Tried a new raw recipe tonight :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Emily, i am a reader of your blog from Sweden! I really get motivated to eat and live a healthier life when I see all these delicious recipe =) But I have a question; which sweetner do you prefer and think is the healthiest? Agave, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar etc? Or are all this kinda bad for us?
    When I sweetens I use honey (but don't like the taste) and dates, but i thinking of buying something else to sweeten.
    //Hugs!

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    1. Thanks so much! Raw honey is very healthy, but not vegan. Agave, maple syrup and coconut sugar are all slightly processed but still convenient. They can be eaten in moderation and you'll be fine, but the best choice for everyone is dates I think. It's a whole food, and totally vegan!

      x

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  4. raw coconut nectar is a great alternative to agave nectar. i actually wrote a post about the health benefits of coconut nectar & i compared coconut nectar with agave. please check it out if you are interested: http://rawveganliving.blogspot.com/2013/01/agave-nectar-vs-coconut-nectar-secret.html

    great recipe by the way;) this is something i will make soon.

    x

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  5. Wow, this recipe looks awesome! Beautiful pictures as well:D

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  6. Where do you buy the cute heart-shaped cookie cutter you used?

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    1. A thrift store I think? But I am sure you can get them online for cheap.

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  7. These are amazing!!! Loving your site!

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  8. Emily, awesome recipe I want to try it, but I have a question, do you have a special almond butter recipe?? I'm trying to find a good recipe for it, if you can help me I will appreciate it, thanks!!

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    1. Hey :) Nope not really. You can buy raw almond butter or roasted almond butter depending on your preferences. Or you can blend up almonds into butter in a high speed blender or food processor. It will take several minutes. Apparently people have less problems when they use a food processor.

      x

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  9. How on earth do these taste like Carmel? Omg its amazing. My 5 year old took the spoon out of my hand and my picky hubby didn't believe me that it was dates. Janine

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    1. Haha I know right!? Thanks for sharing, Janine x

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  10. Just made these - Awesome! Next time I may make some type of raw apple pie or crumble using this recipe.

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  11. I tried this recipe, and i loved it!
    The almond butter tastes like whipped cream if you make a homemade version.
    Great job!

    I posted a blog post about my thoughs about this recipe and i also added a picture.
    http://artandbeautyfreak.blogspot.dk/2014/08/copycat-cooking-ep-12-apple-sandwiches.html?spref=pi

    //Aria

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  12. This is my 1yr and 4yr old's new favorite snack! Thanks for the great recipe, I'm going to check out the rest of your blog.

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