Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh Yield: 8-10 slices The banana bread chronicles continue as home bakers everywhere continue to whip up different versions of their favorite treat. We have been doing some creative cooking ourselves here at Chelan Fresh; this month we added sweet KORU® diced apple chunks to our banana bread. It is moist, delicious and perfect for lazing under a tree with a glass of iced tea and a good book. INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup vegetable oil, such as coconut, olive or sunflower oil 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/4 cup milk, regular or non-dairy 1 teaspoon pure vanilla [...]
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The season that cherry lovers wait for all year is finally here! Fresh, juicy cherries are bursting off the trees and starting to show up in our markets and grocery stores. There are lots of ways to cook with cherries: pies, muffins, scones, crisps and crumbles. But all cherry purists know that the best way to enjoy cherries is to eat them fresh while they are bursting with flavor. We assembled our best recipes that really highlight fresh cherries at their finest. Get yourself a bag of cherries or two before they disappear, and try a few of these delicious ideas. [...]
Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh If you have spent any time on the internet lately then you probably have noticed that banana bread recipes are taking over social media feeds as the comfort treat of choice. And for good reason: Banana bread conjures up images of a cozy kitchen and time spent with family. Since cherry season is upon us, we came up with our own version of banana bread that is bursting with fresh cherries and dark chocolate to help satisfy those sweet cravings. INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup vegetable oil, such as coconut, olive or sunflower oil 1/2 cup pure [...]
Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 12-16 bars These thick and jammy bars have the perfect balance of sweet and tart thanks to the combination of rhubarb and KORU® apples. This lighter version of the classic oat squares is made with coconut oil instead of butter but it still delivers a satisfying and homey treat for dessert or even breakfast. INGREDIENTS Filling 2 cups diced rhubarb (about 3 stalks) 2 cups peeled and diced KORU® apples (about 2 medium apples) 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Crust and Topping 2 1/2 [...]
There’s a reason the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” continues to be relevant. There are so many health benefits to eating fruit, and apples are no exception. Apples contain loads of vitamin C, K, potassium and a handful of other minerals, as well as low natural sugars. In addition, snacking on an apple helps us stave off unhealthy cravings, thanks to their high water and fiber content, which makes them more filling and satisfying. For more information on the benefits of eating apples, check out this Healthline article: 10 Impressive Health Benefits of Apples. At a [...]
Nothing beats using fresh cherries while they’re in-season and plentiful but pitting them can be a challenge. To help you learn how to pit cherries like a pro, we’ve put together five different methods to pit cherries without a pitter. 1. The chopstick method Remove the stem from a cherry and hold the fruit between two fingers. Grab a hold of a chopstick and position the smaller end into the stem hole. Gently but firmly press the chopstick down into the pit and push it out of the cherry. If you’re having a hard time steadying the cherry, place it on [...]
Sponsored content from Holly Homer from the Kids Activities Blog While we are all still trying to avoid leaving the house as much as possible, I am still having to buy groceries. During my last grocery run I picked up Rockit apples for the kids to enjoy as snacks between meals. I don’t know about you, but having the kids home all day every day means they are eating everything in sight. The new Rockit™ apple is known as the world’s first miniature apple. They might be pocket-sized, but they are crisp and sweet and are a great source of Vitamin [...]
Created by: Sari Diskin Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: This recipe fills 2 - 12 oz mason jars Apple season is not just for the Fall my friends! I enjoy apples all year round. I have recently discovered a new kind of apple that I wanted to share with you all. It is called the Rockit™ Apple! It is the cutest little mini apple you ever did see. Basically, the PERFECT pocket-size fruit. Truly, I have been walking around with 1 - 2 of these in my bag. I love the flavor profile of them - they are sweet, crunchy and delicious. They [...]
Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 8 servings This no-fuss Italian classic has a moist, dense crumb and is loaded with tender pears. It is a perfect cake for a low-key family celebration because it is simple to make with just a few pantry staples and can be enjoyed as dessert or at brunch. A little dusting of powdered sugar is all it needs to dress it up for your celebration table. INGREDIENTS 9 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature, divided 9 tablespoons of granulated sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 large eggs 2/3 cup of almond flour 7 [...]
Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 3-4 servings Everyone knows that our miniature Rockit apples are a fun little treat for kids, but we haven't forgotten about the grown-up kids. This Appletini cocktail conjures up the taste of Grandma's apple pie but it is strictly for after hours! INGREDIENTS For the rim: 1/4 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Juice of 1 lemon For the martini: 1 cup apple cider 5 tablespoons brown sugar simple syrup* 1/2 cup vodka 1 tablespoon cinnamon flavor whiskey or schnapps 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Small pinch [...]