The traditional flavours of apple and cinnamon make this a delicious and comforting treat. A vegan, raw, and gluten-free option; this nutritious filling can be used as a pudding, dip, or pie filling.
Food as medicine: apples are rich in quercetin, a natural anti-histamine; and cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar.
1 3/4 cup walnuts (preferably soaked and then dehydrated)
½ cup dates
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
Mix in food processor until starts to stick together. Press into pie pan.
1 ripe banana
3/4 cup raisins, soaked
1 Tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cardamom
½ Tbsp lemon juice
2-3 Tbsp psyllium powder or ground chia
Puree all ingredients in food processor. Pour into pie crust and set in refrigerator for at least 1hr.
1-2 thinly sliced apples, arranged on top
1 tsp cinnamon, sprinkled on top
2 tsp coconut sugar, sprinkled on top
Shawna Barker BSc., RHN is a nutritionist, college instructor, and raw food educator.