Gluten Free Salted Caramel Apple Toast


They say simple is best.  In fact, I say simple is best all the time…not to mention easiest.  When simple it’s quick AND healthy then you have a winning combination especially when it comes to food.

In my post on Friday about pre-workout recipes, I actually even made a point to say that I like to keep things simple.  I normally reach for a piece of toast, a Medjool date or two and cup of coffee before my run or workout.  So whatever possessed me to try to whip up an elaborate recipe using Medjool dates is BEYOND me.  

While I tend to get creative with my recipes, I usually keep the ingredient list and process pretty short and sweet (no pun intended).  However,I felt ambitious this past week and tried something out of my comfort zone in the kitchen and failed…pretty hard.

After suffering my second defeat, I was slapped in the face with my own advice…keep it simple. DUH.  I always opted for plain toasted with Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates (which, by the way is still pretty awesome) but I decided to kick it up at a notch and make caramel spread using the Medjool dates.

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Apple Toast. Quick, easy and healthy breakfast to fuel your run or workout. Made with Bard Valley Medjool Dates that have 50% more potassium than bananas, the caramel is vegan and dairy free!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Bard Valley Natural Delights but as always, all opinions are my own.

Believe it or not, Medjool dates taste A LOT like caramel when they’re pureed.  Add in some salt, spread it on some  gluten free toast and top it with sliced apples and you’ve got yourself a piece of salted caramel apple heaven for breakfast.  Simple, easy and seriously delicious.

Not only does it taste amazing, it’s also pretty nutritious too.  Not only are Medjool dates low on the glycemic index (meaning no mid-morning sugar crash), they’re also high in fiber and potassium.  In fact, they have 50% MORE potassium than a banana which makes them the perfect way to fuel and recover from your workout.  

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Apple Toast. Quick, easy and healthy breakfast to fuel your run or workout. Made with Bard Valley Medjool Dates that have 50% more potassium than bananas, the caramel is vegan and dairy free!

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Apple Toast. Quick, easy and healthy breakfast to fuel your run or workout. Made with Bard Valley Medjool Dates that have 50% more potassium than bananas, the caramel is vegan and dairy free!

Salted Caramel Apple Toast {Gluten Free}


RECIPE 

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Ingredients: 

  • Pitted Medjool Dates, pureed*
  • sea salt, to taste 
  • 1 apple, sliced 
  • 2 pieces of gluten free toast (I used Canyon Bakehouse)
  • drizzle of blackstrap molasses (optional)

 

Directions: 

  1. Pulse Medjool dates along in a food processor along with hot water (start with ¼ cup).  Add water in small increments until a creamy paste forms. Then add in salt and pulse again to mix. 
  2. Spread “caramel” on toast then top with apples and drizzle with molasses, if desired. 

Have a meatless recipe to share for Meatless Monday? Be sure to linkup with myself and Dixya from Food, Pleasure & Health!

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This post is also linked up with Confessions of a Mother Runner and A Whisk and Two Wands for Meatless Monday.

 

 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

12 Comments

angela @ happy fit mama
Reply August 28, 2017

Yum! This looks absolutely delicious! I'm a sucker for anything salted caramel. And perfect timing for apple season!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply August 28, 2017

Genius! I love this idea looks like a great fall breakfast
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Rachel
Reply August 28, 2017

So easy and so delicious!!

Susie @ Suzlyfe
Reply August 28, 2017

This is STUNNING and now I am seriously regretting my breakfast choice this morning

Barrie
Reply August 28, 2017

I love medjool dates but I ran out a while ago and never restocked- I love a new recipe using them as I kind of got stuck with "energy bites" as the only way I used them! This looks yummy~

Sarah
Reply August 28, 2017

I love this idea! Simple, easy, healthy, and delicious! Happy Meatless Monday!

lindsay Cotter
Reply August 28, 2017

I love that you made this with dates. GENIUS!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply August 28, 2017

This look AHMAHZING!

dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply August 28, 2017

simple is definitely my fav too...and these apple toast sounds really good for a snack.

Nicci Randall
Reply August 28, 2017

Yummm! Date caramel is my jam and I will definitely try this lovely toast situation.

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply August 31, 2017

This looks incredible girl!! Hope you are having a good week.

Farrah
Reply September 16, 2017

Aughhh! This looks so good! *-*

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