Snowtober: Come and Gone

Snowtober: a phrase coined by my Pastor, Hank Wilson (or at least he's getting credit for it), was well appropriated for this weekend. Sure we got a little bit in Boston, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't even a little upset to know that had I gone to New Jersey just one weekend later, I would have gotten THIS. A 16" deep winter wonderland at least a month earlier than one could reasonably hope for.
SNOW-POCALYPSE in New Jersey (sooo jealous)
 Instead, we got this. (Insert giant frowny-face emoticon here.)
"Snowtober" in Boston (frowny-face)
Jealousy aside, it was beautiful here too this weekend. Snow falling all Saturday evening, a little hot cocoa, a little premature holiday music, and this delicious, seasonally appropriate, and HEALTHY dessert (Mmmm.) made for a very pleasant weekend in for Emily and I.
Now that snowtober has come and gone (sigh...) please enjoy this healthy little recipe while you wait with high hopes for SNOWVEMBER:

"Bananas for Baked Apples"
- Granny Smiths - as many as you want. (5 shown in bowl)
- butter - 1/4 tablespoon per apple
- sugar - teaspoon to tablespoon per apple, depending on how healthy you wanna be
- cinnamon - a dash per apple
- nutmeg - a dash per apple
- salt - a dash per apple
- vanilla - a couple drops per apple
- flour - a teaspoon per apple
- banana - as much as you want per serving
- granola - as much as you want per serving

Preheat oven to 375. Chop up the apple(s). Add diced apple, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, salt and vanilla to a mixing bowl and stir it all up. Chop up the butter, add, and stir just a little more (too much and the butter chunks will find each other and stick together). Pour mix in a oven-safe bowl, cover and pop that bad-boy in the oven for 30-45 minutes depending on how soft or firm you want your apples.

Chop up some banana, and add banana and granola to a serving of your hot fresh apples. Mmmm.