Apple picking in the fall is a wonderful opportunity for Senior Citizens to be physically active outdoors. A trip to the apple orchard is ideal for Senior Citizens because there’s no need to bend over when picking an apple off a branch.
After picking bags of apples, it’s time to start baking! Try making Cinnamon Apple Bake as a delicious fall treat. This apple-inspired bread pudding is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, it provides critical nutrients that Senior Citizens need such as calcium and potassium. Use whole-grain bread for added fiber.
Cinnamon Apple Bake
- Serves Eight
- Each 1/2 cup serving has 100 calories.
- 1 c. reduced-fat milk
- Two eggs
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar substitute
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Four slices whole grain bread, crust removed
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Two medium apples – peeled, cored & diced small
- cooking spray
- 1/2 c. raisins, dried cranberries, walnuts, pecans, or almonds (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease a nine by nine baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, whisk egg, milk, brown sugar substitute, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon.
- Combine bread, diced apple, and optional ingredients in the baking dish.
- Pour egg mixture over bread and apples.
- Bake 35 – 40 minutes or until the temperature measures 160°F with a food thermometer.
Add variety with chopped nuts, raisins, or dried cranberries. Serve with sugar-free vanilla frozen yogurt for an extra special treat. Refrigerate leftovers for up to four days or freeze for two months.
A Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aide can help Senior Citizens with transportation, activities, and cooking at home. Stay independent longer with the help of Anita’s Angels. We Are Families Helping Families. Give us a call at 908-788-9390 to learn how Anita’s Angels, Inc. can assist you at home.