Apple Pumpkin Skillet Cake

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 70 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $1.24
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3Medium Apples (cored and roughly sliced)
1/2 cupMaple Syrup
1/2 cupPumpkin Puree
1 cupBarley Flour
3/4 cupMilk or Almond Milk
2 tspBaking Powder
2 tbspGround Flax (plus 6 tbsp of warm water
1/2 tspGround Cinnamon, Ground Ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a skillet over medium high heat, add most of the maple syrup (reserve 2 tbsp)
  3. Once the maple syrup starts bubbling, add the apples. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl until well combined and pour over the apples.
  5. Carefully place the pan into the oven and bake for about 60 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving.


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