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Cheesy Apple Pie Rolls

Cheesy Apple Pie Rolls

Is the title confusing? I don’t know how else to describe these! Any ideas, let me know! I thought I would try these out after seeing a picture on Pinterest of a piece of apple being rolled up in a crescent roll. It seemed like an easy enough thing to do, so why not try it out? For mine I added a bit of sharp cheddar cheese because I had some left over from my fancy Cheesy Rice recipe and because my dad claims that apple pie is best with cheese. So again, why not?

apples

It’s easy enough. I didn’t really measure things like cinnamon. Just a light dusting I suppose? My dad is Diabetic, so I didn’t add any sugar to these and they were still quite tasty, but I do think they would have been a tad better with extra sweetness, so go ahead an add a dash of sugar too if you want.

cheesepie

I only used a small bit of sharp cheddar cheese because I was unsure of it. The result? Next time I’ll definitely use more!

plus apple

Then I just put the apple on top and rolled it up!

apple cheese pie

 

Cheesy Apple Pie Rolls
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
 
Crescent rolls, an apple, cinnamon and some cheese are all you need to make these pie-like creations!
Ingredients
  • 1 container Crescent Rolls
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 8 small slices of cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss sliced apple pieces with cinnamon and sugar(optional), and set aside.
  3. Unroll crescent rolls, lightly sprinkle with cinnamon (optional). Place one piece of cheddar cheese at the wide end of the roll. Place an apple slice on top, and roll it up.
  4. Bake rolls at 350 for 11-13, or until lightly golden brown.
  5. Best if served warm.

 

 

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Peanut Butter and Banana Oat Cookies

Over a year ago my friend and I stumbled upon a great recipe for Banana Oatmeal Cookies, which we tried and loved. I immediately thought of how these were the perfect solution to making cookies for my dad, who happens to be Diabetic. Why so great? Well, because there is no sugar added. The sweetness is all in the natural sugars of the raisins and bananas. How does this solve my dilemma of Diabetic cookies? Because most sugar free recipes are awful. They use sugar substitutes, which cause any baked good to be horribly dry and have a strange after-taste, and I don’t like to make things that I myself wouldn’t eat.

These cookies are pure genius. I’ve changed a few things in the original recipe, but that’s just part of its charm! One adorable aspect of the recipe is that it calls for 1 cup of oats, as well as 1 cup of oat flour. Oh no, I have to buy a whole bag of a weird flour?! Is that what you’re thinking? Silly you! No! All you have to do is put the oats in a blender or food processor and kick it in gear until it becomes a powder!

Before

After!!

In fact, I make the whole recipe in my food processor. It’s quite convenient. Bananas need to be mashed? How about I pulverize them instead? Let’s add the peanut butter to that as well. Raisins need to be chopped? I think I’ll let them go for a quick whirl. Now what? Oh, just mix it all, let it sit, and plop it on the baking sheet.

Before cooking. They are just as pretty when cooked

About the peanut butter, here’s a quick story for you. There was no peanut butter in the original recipe, but I really like it and thought these needed an extra flavor and so I took away a banana and added peanut butter in its’ place. Did it work? You betcha! I was tempted to eat them all and not share with my dad, but I’m just too nice. The original also called for dates instead of raisins, but my family likes raisins so I went with those. If I were making them just for myself I might use other dried fruits, but many of them have added sugar so raisins are a safe bet if it’s sugar you’re avoiding.

I’m sure there are other reasons why these cookies are fantastic. Let’s see, Diabetic friendly, no eggs for those with egg allergies, vegan if you use vegetable oil instead of butter, they’re healthy, and I think there must be another reason. Hmmm….oh yes! They are delicious!! These cookies just plain win.

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