Get your apple pie fix with these raw, gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free apple pie bites! Ready in 20 minutes and will totally satisfy your sweet tooth for dessert or a snack.
No surprise here, apple pie reminds me of Thanksgiving. I have some issues with Thanksgiving though, and I intend to spend the rest of this post venting about them. Yes, I am using these delicious bites of goodness as an excuse to release my frustrations. If you have a problem with it I suggest you scroll down to the recipe instead.
I’ve mentioned a few times here that I have dual citizenship, meaning I am both American and Canadian. I’ve spent the majority of my life living in Canada and am very much a proud Canadian. I tend to view my American citizenship as a convenience. I will never have to get a Visa to live and work in The States and for that I am truly thankful. I also have mad respect for Trader Joe’s and quality customer service so I will defend America to the death on these two subjects. But for the most part I ooze Canadian pride.
And then there’s Thanksgiving. Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October (this coming weekend), unlike Americans who celebrate at the end of November.
Here’s where my issues begin.
Canadians just don’t know how to do Thanksgiving. Strike #1: No one knows when to celebrate it. Is it Sunday or Monday? Typical Canadian indecisiveness. Then there’s the food. Sure Canadians have a turkey, but where the heck are my yams with marshmallows?!?! Not cool Canada.
I am definitely not a football fan, but I love the fact that my American compatriots shut down everything for some good ole’ American ball. If you’ve ever seen the Canadian Football League play you would understand my qualms.
The list could go on, but you are either a) Canadian and horrified by this post, b) American and already know that you do Thanksgiving better or c) from somewhere else and don’t give a rat’s ass.
Moral of the story is that this weekend I will NOT be celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving. In fact I plan on raiding the nearest Trader Joe’s on my weekend escape to Minneapolis. End scene.
Serves: 15-20 balls, depending on size
- Add dates and apple rings to a food processor and process until pea-sized.
- Add in cashews and process until dates, apple rings and cashews come together in a sticky ball.
- Break up the ball with your hands and add in the oats, spices and salt.
- Continue processing until all ingredients are well combined and have a sticky consistency.
- Roll into 15-20 balls
- Store in fridge or freezer.
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? What are some of your typical Thanksgiving traditions?
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