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I am taking full advantage of the unusually chilly nights we’ve been having.
Specifically, by making warm desserts to enjoy after quick, weeknight dinners.
I think I’ve only had apple brown betty once a few years ago as part of a pre-fix dinner menu, and I remember how warm and spiced it was. Exactly what I was craving.
I did a little internet digging and found that apple brown betty is a simple combination of bread, spices, nuts, and apples. Perfect, I can handle that and make it even easier- place it in a slow cooker so it’s ready by the time I’ve prepared and cleaned up dinner.
It really couldn’t be easier. Prep your ingredients in less than 10 minutes, place them in your crock pot and it’s ready after dinner!
Don’t have a slow-cooker? No worries. Place the ingredients in a casserole dish and bake in the oven.
In a large bowl combine 1/3 cup real maple syrup, 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger & 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
Add 4 cups of chopped bread.
Toss to coat.
In another bowl, combine 3 cups chopped apple, 1 chopped banana, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/3 cup brown sugar & 2 tbsp. spiced rum.
Spray the inside of the slow cooker with non-cook spray. Place 2/3 of the bread mixture in, top with 2/3 of the apple mixture, the remaining bread mixture and the rest of the apple mixture.
Cover and cook on high for 60-75 minutes.
Serve with ice cream!
Apple brown betty is a simple combination of bread, spices, nuts, and apples and since this one is made in the slow cooker, it’s perfect even on a busy weeknight!
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