Apple Walnut Sticky Tart

The name says it all, this treat is moist and dense, each bite filled with juicy, tart apples, crunchy rich walnuts and a burst of spice.  Greek yogurt and avocado are used to replace the typical unhealthy fats used in baking while adding protein and fiber to the tart.  Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt, fresh apple slices and a sprinkle of walnuts for a satisfying breakfast, dessert or snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat pastry or white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 apples, finely diced
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ large or 1 small avocado
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ pure maple syrup
  • 2 TBSP canola oil
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

 

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a tart pan or pie dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, almond meal, baking powder/soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Toss the apples and walnuts into the flour mixture until well coated. This prevents the apples and walnuts from sinking to the bottom of the tart.
  • In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to blend together the rest of the ingredients.
  • Make a well in the flour mixture and pour the wet ingredients in. Using a spatula, gently fold the wet ingredients into the flour mixture.
  • Spread evenly into the tart pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the tart is golden, but will still be slightly “sticky” on the inside.  Let cool 15 minutes before serving.  Store in the fridge.