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How to Make Quick and Easy Sourdough Apple Pie Snack Cakes in Your Air Fryer or Oven (Diabetic Friendly)

These simple to make sourdough buns can be air fried in about 15 minutes, and you don't need to let them rise. The snack cakes are full of good things--food, not artificial sweeteners--and, in moderation (i.e. one), the cakes are acceptable if you're on a diabetic diet. In addition to whole-grain flour and oats, the little buns are sweetened with nutrient-dense and fiber-rich fruits. They also include a decent amount of protein. Even better, the snack cakes taste good. They have a bit of sourdough tang and are topped with a sweet apple mixture and crunchy walnuts. I make the buns in the air fryer, and you also can bake them in a regular oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. The little snack cakes are great for a breakfast treat or with a cup of coffee or tea later in the day. I like the cakes with a bit of cheese alongside for a nice snack. Enjoy!

How to Make Quick and Easy Sourdough Apple Pie Snack Cakes in Your Air Fryer or Oven (Diabetic Friendly)
How to Make Quick and Easy Sourdough Apple Pie Snack Cakes in Your Air Fryer or Oven (Diabetic Friendly)

Sourdough Apple Pie Snack Cakes (Diabetic Friendly) -- Makes 10


1/2 cup of sourdough starter/discard

2 tablespoons of canola oil

1 large egg

1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup of white whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup of quick oats

1 teaspoon of apple pie spice

1/4 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of baking powder


In a large bowl combine the sourdough starter/discard, the oil, the egg, the yogurt, and the applesauce and mix them together well. Add the flour, oats, apple pie spice, salt, and baking powder and stir them in until a rough dough comes together. Cut small pieces of baking parchment to fit your air fryer basket. Drop small mounds of dough onto the parchment (about 1/3 cup), leaving a couple of inches between the mounds. With your fingers (moisten them a little first) flatten out the mounds to about 1/2-inch thick. Divide the topping among the dough mounds. If you'd like, you can dust on a bit more cinnamon. Spritz the tops of the mounds with non-stick cooking spray (it helps keep things in place). Air fry the buns at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until the snack cakes are golden brown.


Topping


1 medium Granny Smith (or other) apple, peeled (or not), cored, and chopped

1/3 cup of chopped walnuts

2 - 3 tablespoons of raisins (I use golden raisins)

1/4 cup of date puree (cover pitted dates with hot water and mash well with a fork)

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, plus extra to dust (optional)

1 - 2 teaspoons of orange juice, optional


In a small bowl combine the chopped apple, walnuts, and raisins. Stir in the date puree and cinnamon. If the mixture seems too thick, you can stir in the orange juice a little at a time (it will depend on how thick a date puree you have). Use the mixture to top the flattened dough mounds.

How to Make Quick and Easy Sourdough Apple Pie Snack Cakes in Your Air Fryer or Oven (Diabetic Friendly)
How to Make Quick and Easy Sourdough Apple Pie Snack Cakes in Your Air Fryer or Oven (Diabetic Friendly)

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