Fall Activity: Apple Picking and Apple Cinnamon Roll Bake


One of the best parts about being an Aunt is having the opportunity to do those wonderful things from childhood and experiencing it through their eyes. The holidays are some of the most fun times of the year. Santa is back full throttle as is the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. Halloween is pretty magical too! (It helps that it is my brother-in-law’s favorite holiday).

I wanted to enjoy the fall season a bit this year so I went to visit my sister and we took the kids apple picking. We went to Clearview Orchards in Watsonville which ended up being a great choice. It was kid friendly, had a great selection of organic apples, and some lavender and delicious products from their supply to sell. The kids had a ball and it was so fun to get away from the city and do something a bit different and in nature.

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And of course, I found a delicious apple recipe to make for everyone! Why would you go apple picking and not make something scrumptious afterall? I made a cinnamon roll apple pie bake for breakfast on Sunday morning and the joy upon Hudson’s face when he took a bite was one for the books. (Funnily enough I brought the leftovers to work and all my coworkers had the same expression…is it just me or does everyone get happy when they see people love food?)

Here is the recipe:

  • Buy two packets of cinnamon rolls and cut them up into bite size pieces,
  • Place those pieces in a cake pan
  • Cut up apples (how every many you prefer) into bite size pieces. Fry them with butter and brown sugar (to taste) until soft and golden brown.
  • Place the apples in the cake pan with the cinnamon roll bites.
  • Next, mix 4 eggs with almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla… aka French toast batter! Then put that in the cake pan as a binder.
  • Take the frosting from the cinnamon rolls and layer it across the top.
  • Next, bake on 375 for 20 minutes.
  • Take out and enjoy! Vanilla ice cream makes it extra yummy too if you are looking to make this a dessert! Mmmm!

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