Though pumpkin spice dominates fall menus, October is the time for crisp apples to take the spotlight. October celebrates both National Apple Month and National Apple Day. And that makes sense! You take the kids to the pumpkin patch and help them carve pumpkins in October, sure, but then the fun comes from bobbing for apples, biting into caramel apples, or serving apple cider on a cool fall afternoon.
Celebrate with these five apple recipes.
Try this quick and filling overnight oat bowl for a quick breakfast or snack. Made with real milk and old-fashioned rolled oats, bring the comfort of fall to your oats with diced apples, chopped pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup. Simply combine ingredients, stir well, and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.
This refreshing summer salad is perfect for picnics and light lunches. Spinach, apples, and bleu cheese provide much-needed vitamins and minerals, and the vibrant colors will lighten any table. Bake chickpeas and serve on a bed of spinach with Red Delicious apple slices, white button mushrooms, crumbled bleu cheese, and a drizzle of homemade vinaigrette.
Elevate your grilled cheese. Along with white Cheddar cheese, yellow Cheddar cheese, and Black Forest ham, thin apple slices add complexity to this feel-good sandwich. The hearty, multigrain bread with flax seeds gives this sandwich an added nutty flavor.
This recipe is easy to whip up whenever the craving hits, Simply combine Greek yogurt, creamy peanut butter, and honey for a whipped dip to pair with apple slices.
Apple cider isn’t your only beverage choice this October. This tangy, sweet, and refreshing drink will please the whole family and is a good source of protein due to the Greek yogurt and almonds. Blend a Granny Smith apple with vanilla Greek yogurt, orange juice, honey, and almonds until smooth for this light drink.