This post is sponsored by Autumn Glory Apples. All thoughts, photos, and opinions are my own.
When developing the habit of eating well, it’s good to be able to switch up how you enjoy your fruits and vegetables, and adding protein will help you feel full for longer! I recently took to enjoying tahini toast with Autumn Glory Apples topped with tahini, honey, pine nuts, and thyme. This snack can be prepped, folded, and bagged for later (to be eaten like a sandwich) or snacked on right away.
A little bit about the ingredients I use–especially with how simple this recipe is, quality is king! I use a great, locally made bread (Dave’s Killer Bread Honey, Oats and Flax), which can be frozen and thawed in a toaster the minute you need it. You could easily sub in your favorite gluten free toast to make the same snack. My current favorite tahini is Kevala’s Organic Tahini, which I usually get off Amazon (although I realized today I have three different kinds of tahini in my fridge). Every tahini tastes different, so be sure to taste test before using your tahini. I personally prefer a darker tasting tahini for toast, and a sweeter tasting tahini for hummus. There’s no wrong way, however, so have fun with it! Conversely, Autumn Glory Apples add a beautiful sweetness to balance the earthy flavor of the tahini. I like topping the apples with a small drizzle of Bee Local Honey (or something else local), which helps the fresh thyme and pine nuts stick to the toast. Finally, I finish it with Jacobsen’s Flake Sea Salt.
As a sidenote, Ktams pointed out that I picked a piece of toast shaped like Oregon. This, though I would love to take credit, was a happy accident. 🙂
- 1 Slice of your favorite bread, toasted
- 2 T Tahini
- 3-5 slices of Autumn Glory Apples
- 1 T Honey
- 1 Sprig fresh thyme, stem removed
- 1 T Pine nuts, lightly toasted
- Flake salt, to taste (optional)
This recipe is meant to be nice and simple–top toast with the above ingredients in order (tahini, apples, honey, thyme, pine nuts, and salt). For the pine nuts, the easiest way to toast them is in a toaster oven for 3 minutes, but even this is a suggestion and not mandatory. If you don’t have one, stove top toasting works too, but be careful to use low heat and keep them moving in the pan to avoid burning. This recipe is (optionally gluten free), dairy free, and vegetarian. Enjoy!