Nothing says fall to me quite like apples. The crisp texture reminds me of the brisk autumn air. The array of colors resemble the changing leaves that sway freely in the tall trees. The munch of your first bite echoes the crunch of the fallen leaves under your feet. It truly is the perfect fruit for the season.
With all the apples that have come our way in the past few weeks, I have been on the hunt for some creative ways to incorporate them into our daily meals. Grabbing a fresh apple for a quick snack is always a great option, but I felt inspired to do something more. When I came across this recipe, I couldn’t help but give it a try.
Freddie loves all things apples. He also is a huge fan of coffee cake. So there was no question that this would be a winner in our household. Plus, with all of the ingredients already in my pantry and refrigerator, there was nothing stopping me.
2 cups Bisquick Heart Smart Mix
2/3 cup of water
2 tbsp sugar
1 granny smith apple, cored, peeled, sliced
1/3 cup Bisquick Heart Smart Mix
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. Grease 8″ square pan. Mix cake ingredients. Spread cake batter in pan. Layer apples slices evenly on top of the batter.
3. Mix the topping ingredients of Bisquick, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread topping mix over top of batter in pan. Add slices of butter all over the top.
4. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown, testing with a toothpick.
Recipe slightly adapted from Simply Recipes
For something quick and easy, this recipe satisfied my taste buds. Making only four servings, it was just enough for our family of three (although, after all that pie, Harper wasn’t in the mood for any coffee cake…totally kidding!). I have never been a coffee cake for breakfast kind of gal, but it was sure yummy as an after dinner dessert. Served with a cold glass of milk, it made for the perfect autumn treat :)