Apple “Bagels” with Maple-Walnut Butter
2 organic apples, cored and sliced into rings
2 1/2 cups of raw organic walnuts
2-3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
cinnamon, to taste
sea salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 300 F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the walnuts with 2 tbsp of maple syrup on the baking sheet. Put in the oven for about 15 min or until lightly toasted.
While walnuts are toasting, wash two apples and core them. Cut apples into 1/4 inch rings. Set aside.
Remove walnuts from the oven, let cool. When cool add to food processor.
Process until smooth and creamy (resembling a peanut or almond butter). Scraping down the sides as needed.
Once smooth and creamy add vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Process to combine and taste. Adjust salt/maple syrup to taste if needed.
Spread Maple-Walnut Butter on top of apple rings (aka Apple Bagels), top with toasted toasted coconut, raisins and goji berries.
It is equally delicious spread it on toast, pancakes, with cucumbers, celery, etc. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.