I think I’ve mentioned how much I love Fall weather but I love it the most because, frankly, there are apples everywhere you look! And, for the most part, they are so cheap! I picked up a beautiful 3 lb. bag of Gala’s at our local organic food store and immediately began brainstorming ways to use them.
I also recently fell in love with Simply Recipes. Elise’s blog is wonderful and I can’t wait to try out more great recipes that I have found there. She has a great one for Bisquick Apple Coffee Cake and I knew I wanted to give it a whirl (shown here with my own spin). Thanks, Elise, for such a great recipe!
Bisquick Apple Coffee Cake
- 2 C Heart Smart Bisquick
- 2/3 C Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (or any almond milk)
- 2 Tbsp Splenda
- 1 egg
- 2 small Gala Apples, peeled, cored & sliced
- 1/3 C Heart Smart Bisquick
- 1/4 C packed brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp Splenda
- 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 4 Tbsp Earth Balance
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together cake ingredients.
Lightly spray a 9″ baking pan (I used a small 7″x11″ glass pan) with cooking spray and pour batter in.
In a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients except butter.
Sprinkle on top of batter and place slices of butter over top.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until top is dark golden brown. I forgot, sadly, to photograph the finished product – it disappeared very quickly, but it looked a bit like Elise’s version:
This serves 12. Per serving: 150 calories, 5.7 g fat (1.3 g saturated), 257 mg sodium, 24.7 g carbohydrates, 2.3 g protein as calculated by SparkRecipes.
I concocted a caramel sauce to serve drizzled over the top. I didn’t have any cream on hand, so I had to wing it. It turned out a bit too liquid-y so I’ll have to increase the cornstarch next time or simmer it a bit longer.
Heidi’s Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce
- 3/4 C Unsweetened Almond Breeze
- 3/4 C Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsps Earth Balance
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
In small saucepan, whisk together almond milk and syrup and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes, whisking occasionally. In small bowl, combine water and cornstarch. Add cornstarch mixture to saucepan and simmer another 3 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and add Earth Balance and vanilla. Serve drizzled over cake.
Even with the no-so-thick sauce, this was incredibly delicious! It’s a perfect brunch or dessert cake and it was the perfect way to start my apple-baking days.
What do you love most about Fall? Got any other good apple recipes for me?