Hey yall! This is not my journal, so I’ll try to keep it light. However, as I glossed over in my last post, times have been rough. But I’m working on my mental health and finding joy in the things that make me happy. I love celebrations and gift giving. Birthdays, including my own, are my favorite celebration. I don’t have many friends in Tennessee so opportunities to celebrate birthdays the way i do best (baking, duh) are few. This weekend a great friend had a birthday. Since we’ve work out together, I know that she has some fitness goals she’s working on. I’ve been thinking about trying a lighter version of my favorite Yummy, Easy Cobbler recipe so I decided to go ahead and put my thoughts into practice for a lighter birthday treat.
Here’s the lighter recipe:
- 0.5 cup coconut oil (butter substitute)
- 2.0 tsp butter extract
- 1.0 cup all purpose flour
- 0.5 cup sugar (you don’t need all the sugar the original recipe calls for)
- 1.0 tbsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1.0 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 4 cups apples, skin on (approx. 4 apples)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp brown sugar (goes well with apples)
For the most part, I followed the original recipe except: (1) add the butter extract to the melted coconut oil (2) add the 0.5 cup sugar to the flour & milk mixture (3) mix the brown sugar and cinnamon with the chopped apples.
I was worried but it came out great! Of course, I put it in a mason jar with a cute ribbon. Hope she loves it!