Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter.  I had about 8 apples to use up in the fridge, so I decided to attempt some slow cooker apple butter. I was so glad I did.  Not only was it super easy to make, but it let me use up all those bruised apples!

I added a little bit of sweetener to my apples because I wanted to make sure this was very different than my slow cooker applesauce.

I thought the small amount of sugar would help give it a thicker texture once cooked down.  I really do think it helped, but next time I am going to try it with no sugar at all and see how it turns out.


slow cooker apple butter


I know some of you are probably wondering if you can make this in the Instant Pot.  I did find this recipe online if you want to try it.

This wonderful apple butter will make your house smell amazing as it cooks!  It’s perfect to use as a spread or even as a dip. The possibilities are endless.

I plan on using this apple butter in an upcoming recipe too!

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Apple Vinaigrette Dressing (Oil Free)

I made you a new healthy dressing recipe.  This time it’s Apple Vinaigrette Dressing. I just love salads.  I could eat them everyday.  I am always trying to switch up my salad dressings to keep things fresh and new.

When we went to Disney in October, we had an amazing apple vinaigrette dressing at Boma in Animal Kingdom Lodge. If you haven’t been there, definitely put it on your list!  Very vegan friendly.

That recipe inspired me to create this healthy vinaigrette dressing.  Unlike most salad dressing recipes, mine contains no oil.  You can also whip it up in minutes!


Apple Vinaigrette Dressing - My Whole Food Life

You only need a small amount of ingredients to make it too.  Vegan, gluten free and paleo approved. It’s also oil free!

This is a great way to use up apples in the fridge.

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Caramel Apple Oatmeal (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Caramel Apple Oatmeal is the recipe for today.  If you have been following this blog for awhile, you know I am a huge fan of oats.  Overnight Oats, Oatmeal Cookies, Slow Cooker Oatmeal or Energy Bites made with oats.

This slow cooker healthy oatmeal is not only easy, but it tastes awesome too.  If anyone tries it in the Instant Pot, please let me know the results in the comments section of this post.


Caramel Apple Oatmeal - My Whole Food Life

This no fuss healthy oatmeal recipe is gluten free and vegan.  Cinnamon apples and oats, with a delicious caramel sauce.  You can use either almond milk or water for the oats.

I chose water for these.  This recipe makes a ton, so you will have healthy breakfast all week long. 🙂

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Paleo Apple Cobbler (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Paleo Apple CobblerApple desserts are my most favorite desserts.  This paleo and vegan apple Cobbler is my new favorite!

I already had one healthy apple cobbler recipe on my blog, but I wanted to create a grain free version, so that is where the inspiration came for this.


Paleo Apple Cobbler - My Whole Food Life


I used pecans in the bottom crust layer, and they really go fantastic with the apples and cinnamon.  Slow cooking the apples first allows much more natural sugar to develop, so there is not too much need for a lot of added sugar.

This is absolutely delicious topped with some coconut whip cream.

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Mini Apple Pies

OMG you guys!  You are in for a treat.  These Mini Apple Pies are epic and perfect for Fall. They best part is they are completely free of refined sugars, grains and flours!  The base I used is the same one in my Lemon Coconut Cookie Cups.  It worked perfectly.  I love that these are perfectly bite sized for portion control.

Mini Apple Pies 2 - My Whole Food Life

These Mini Apple Pies are vegan, gluten free and paleo.  They are also so delicious.  Apple desserts are my favorite, so I will be making these again soon.  If you like apple recipes as well, you may want to try my crock pot applesauce or my flourless apple muffins.

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Kale Apple Salad (Whole Foods Copycat)

My kids love to get lunch at Whole Foods.  Every time I go there, I always try something new. I tried the kale salad last time and loved it.  It was slightly too sweet for me, so I immediately got the idea to make my own homemade Kale Apple Salad.

I think my version came out really good.  I hope you do too. If you love kale, you may also like my white bean kale soup or my balsamic kale chickpea salad.


kale apple salad


I used to have a really hard time eating raw kale.  That is until I found out how to massage kale.  It makes the kale so soft in texture and much easier to eat. It’s seriously life changing!!

This healthy salad is vegan and gluten free!


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