I have been craving cinnamon toast. Craving with a capital C. I really have no idea why. Perhaps it has something to do with doctoring a sick kiddo for the last week. Cinnamon toast was a favorite sickie food for me when I was a kid. Perhaps it has something to do with this wicked winter that just won’t let go. But, for whatever reason, cinnamon toast has been my latest obsession. Sadly, grains and I aren’t getting along well these days, and making a loaf of cinnamon bread just does not appeal. The solution? Raw cinnamon toast, vegan and grain-free, warm from the dehydrator, sweet and crispy and oh so amazingly good. Yes, this hits the spot. I’ll try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting.
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Raw Cinnamon Toast
1 small apple (110 g), peeled and cored
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup almond meal
1 T. cinnamon
Seeds from 1/4 vanilla bean (split and scrape seeds out)
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
In a food processor purée the apple and water. Add the rest of ingredients (except raisins) and pulse until well blended. Stir in raisins. Spread on a teflex or fruit leather dehydrator sheet. Dehyrdate at 140° for 1 hour, and then drop temperature to 115°. After a few hours, score the toast and remove it from the teflex sheet. Place it on the drying tray and continue drying until crispy. (Mine took about 24 hours, but I have a wimpy dehydrator.)
Note that if you have a high-powered blender you can probably skip the water and just purée the heck out of the apple itself. My food processor was having none of that, and I needed the water to get the apple to become mush. Less water means a faster drying time. So, by all means, try it without the water first.
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