What with Halloween just around the corner and the barrage of artificial, chemical laden, sugary candy pushed into everyone’s face, a real food home needs to be prepared with fun to make and nutritionally sound sweet treats.These flying saucers are fun for the whole family to make and take just a few minutes to create a delicious seasonal treat that is naturally sweetened.
Everything is apple related this time of year. The crisp autumn air seems to make one want to bite into a crisp juicy apple. Just make sure it is organic for this reason and for that reason.
This batter uses crispy pecans that have been soaked and dehydrated to remove enzyme inhibitors and make them more digestible. This adds nutrition and flavor that goes well with apple. Be forewarned — you may want to double the recipe because they eat them right out of the pan! They also taste great (better I think) after being refrigerated, so make an extra portion for that.
You really don’t need any additional sweetener for this recipe unless you have a real sweet tooth — but by all means, taste the batter before you use it to make sure it will be sweet enough for you.
Pecan Apple Flying Saucers
- In the food processor, process the pecans until nut butter consistency
- Add the eggs and vanilla and process
- Add the salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and process
- Add the coconut flour one teaspoon at a time until you have a batter than is like a thick salad dressing
- Pour the batter into a shallow bowl
- Heat the fry pan to a medium to medium high heat and melt the fat
- While the pan is heating, core and skin the apples — making sure the entire core is out
- Slice the apples across the horizontal, about 1/4 inch thick
- At the stove, dip the apple slices into the batter using a toothpick or a skewer and let any excess batter drip off
- Place the slices in the hot pan
- Go around the pan with the slices — in a 12″ pan you should get 6 around the perimeter and 1 in the middle
- Fry for 1 – 2 minutes until you see bubbles appear on top them — then flip them
- The second side take only a minute or two to brown
- Remove carefully as the batter can fall off the hot apple — set on a plate, one layer
- Sprinkle a little more cinnamon and serve immediately
- These refrigerate well and taste good cold (if there are any left)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: about 15