Hippie Apple Tarts
I had a major sweet tooth today (yah, I know – big surprise) so I went about looking for something to make with ingredients I already had. My sweet tooth salvation lay within the pages of Hungry Hungry Hippie – a very sassy vegan/lifestyle blog. Recently Miss Hippie had made Vegan Apple Pie w/ Graham Cracker Crust. I used the recipe as a guide and did my own thang.
2 c. Graham Cracker Crumbs
3 tbsp oatmeal
2 tbsp applesauce
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 c. Smart Balance, melted
One large apple, peeled & diced
Flour, just enough to coat
Sprinkle of brown sugar
sprinkle of cinnamon
I mixed all the ingredients for the crust, and when it was appropriately uniform, I pressed it into muffin cups. I was hoping to have enough mixture for six.
But I only had enough for four. That okay – more delicious apple filling per cup!
After adding the apple mixture, I popped it into the oven at 400 for about 25 minutes. The aroma that filled our small apartment was so heavenly, I didn’t really worry about how these little guys were going to turn out.
Um, they were amazing. The crust held together but was still soft like a cookie, and the apples and brown sugar added a bit of sweetness. I will definitely be making these again – maybe with a bit more oatmeal next time to create more dough. Having leftovers for breakfast this morning – Happy Monday to me…
Have a great week!