vegan, whole grain, butter free, nut free, egg free, refined sugar free

This recipe first appeared on our iPhone App YogicFoods Baking in 2019.

My oh my, do I love a good pie! A crumbly crust to bite your teeth into followed by the soft sweet fruits. Nevertheless, baking a pie can be daunting. And the beautiful perfect pictures on Instagram and Twitter aren’t helping boosting the confidence. Still, if you’d like to give it a shot, this French Galette is a perfect starting point. Especially because it is so forgiving it is an excellent tart for starters. The dough won’t be a perfect circle – that’s okay. The crust cracks when you fold it over the fruit – just pinch it to seal. Your fruit isn’t nicely cut – you won’t notice once it’s baked. Great, right?!

And we haven’t even talked about the yogic health benefits of this galette yet. Apples are sun foods or Sattvic foods. These are foods that grow close to the sun. They take in the most sun energy from all the kind of foods there are (Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic) and are especially wholesome. They are considered calming and pure. Apples and flax are known for their high fiber content and health benefits for the digestive system. That is why I would match this delicious and wholesome Apple Galette tart with Manipure, the Navel Chakra. That is the chakra situated around the belly button area. Physically the place of the digestive system. It is also one of the points where the nerves of the nervous system end, hence its other name; Solar Plexus Chakra. If you’d like to make a Manipura breakfast that calms the nerves, watch our instruction video for Celery Pancakes here and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel YogicFoods-Youtube and thumbs up our videos, we are ever so very grateful!

This Apple Galette recipe is one of many wonderful recipes we offer in our apps. And the latest update is out! Click here to check out our apps on the App Store for more Vegetarian and Vegan recipes with a Yogic twist .

Because we cook and teach according to Yogic Diet,  we explain the yogic benefits of each ingredient we use for the recipe. Besides that we share other ways to balance your chakras and included a meditation practice and meditation timer to help balance your mind. All useful attributes during these days of lockdown and cabin fever.

To give you an idea of the Yogic health benefits of this recipe – apart from the fact that it is tasty – here is a quick view version:

  • Apples are an excellent source of energy. They are good body cleansers. Rich in vitamins and minerals they are beneficial cooked or raw.  If they are eaten at the end of the day they aid in digestion.  Eaten in the beginning of the day they provide immediate energy for the day. 
  • Cardamom is a strong antioxidant and full of minerals. Cardamom is good for the heart and blood pressure. Furthermore, cardamom is a great help to detox the body. 
  • Cinnamon is beneficial for the bones and works as an energizer.
  • Ginger also has many detox benefits and is an important aid to the nervous system.
  • Whole wheat is a good source of fiber, which promotes digestion. Nevertheless, wheat can be hard to digest and the gluten in wheat can be a problem for people with a gluten intolerance. Sprouted grains are easier to digest and contain more nutrition than ‘normal’ wheat grains. Rye flour is lower in gluten, but not gluten free, and is higher in fiber content. 

Watch our instruction video for the recipe here and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel YogicFoods-Youtube and thumbs up our videos, we are ever so very grateful!

And here is the recipe, which is very simple;

  1. Mix flour, flax meal, sucanat and oil together in a mixing bowl until it looks like breadcrumb. Mix in one tablespoon of cold water at a time until coarse pea sized lumps appear. 
  2. Shape dough into a ball with your hands. Wrap into cling wrap and shape into a disc, set aside in the fridge until needed.
  3. Peel, core and cut the apples in thin slices. Combine in a mixing bowl with the cornstarch, sucanat and spices
  4. Preheat the oven at 400F/200C. Prepare the parchment paper on your work surface. Place the dough disc on the baking paper and spread the re-used plastic wrap out on top. Now roll out the dough in between the parchment paper and plastic wrap. 
  5. Roll out into an evenly thin circle of roughly 1foot/30cm.  Just pinch any cracks together to repair.
  6. Carefully lift the parchment paper and transfer onto your baking tray (without the plastic wrap).
  7. Pour the fruit filling in the middle of the dough. Fold the edges over the fruit, leaving the middle open. Pinch any cracks with your finger.
  8. Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until the filling is softened and the crust browned. Let cool off on the baking tray for about 10 minutes before gently transferring the pie to a cooling rack to cool off completely.

We hope you will make it and enjoy the Apple Galette yourself or with your loved ones (at home or socially distanced)

Happy eating and baking!

Sat Nam and Namaste, 

Caroline & Gurpreet

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