I really wish that I had taken pictures while I was making this little dish. I have made it about 4x this week already, and haven’t taken the time to do this one thing.
The reason that this has become so popular in my home is not only because it is very yummy, but it has also been a little forced since my 1 year old has started to have a sensitivity to something that has to do with wheat/oat/rice products that are processed in some way. Then again a few of the things that I have feed him that he seemed to have a reaction to were not processed at all. It is a huge guessing game at this point, but we have noticed that keeping grains and other products like it out of his diet has helped him not break out as much, so here we are.
This recipe came from my love of the apple-carrot combination… well there isn’t very much else, so I guess that is a no brainer.
3 apples (red or green) *
1/2 tbs butter
1/2 C. Water
2 tbs maple syrup or honey
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbs. cornstarch**
5 whole carrots
1/2 tbs butter or olive oil
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 C. Water
1/8 C. Raisins
Almonds, crushed or whole (nuts)***
Start by peeling and chopping up all 3 apples, placing them in a bowl, and peeling and chopping the 5 whole carrots. Next grab two sauce pans and throw all the carrots in one, and all the apples into the other. Place your heat on medium and toss in a 1.2 tbs butter into each pan. Now if you don’t want to, or don’t feel comfortable, make these both at the same time, you can make them one at a time. Stir each occasionally for 3-4 minutes. Add the cinnamon, maple syrup and water to the apples, and the salt, water and raisins to the carrots. Stir for another 3-4 minutes. Once they start to bubble add the 1 tbs. cornstarch to the apples and let both simmer for 3-4 more minutes.
I like my carrots and apples to be very soft, if you would like yours more al-dente you can take them off sooner, and cut the time you let them cook in half. Once they have reached your desired texture, serve your dish with apples on the bottom carrots on top and top them off with as many almonds/nuts as you would like. (the more the merrier)
I hope you enjoy this sweet treat as much as I liked sharing it!
What are some of your favorite grainless recipes? Do you have any ideas that you have come up with? Did you enjoy this dish?
*I used gala in this recipe
***I’m allergic to other nuts, so almonds are 90% of my go-to.