Cara's Apple Strudel


Category: Desserts

Tag:  Aggressive Weight Loss

Need an easy and delicious dessert? This healthy apple-packed strudel will come to the rescue!

  • Recipe
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  • Nutrition Facts
  • Ratings & Comments (28)


1/2 cup unsweetened, vanilla soy, hemp or almond milk
3/4 teaspoon pure vanllla bean powder or vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup raisins, chopped
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup ground raw walnuts
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix the non-dairy milk, vanilla and cinnamon until combined. Stir in the chopped apples, raisins, oats, ground walnuts and flax seeds.

Pour into a baking dish (see note) and bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.

Note: An 8x8 inch baking dish works well for 4 servings.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 4

Per Serving:

Calories 181
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrates 32 g
Sugars 18 g
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 26 mg
Fiber 4.5 g
Beta-Carotene 22 ug
Vitamin C 5 mg
Calcium 91 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Folate 9 ug
Magnesium 32 mg
Potassium 252 mg
Zinc 0.4 mg
Selenium 1.2 ug

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Alexandra R.

06/07/2006 06:36 PM

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This is one of the best deserts I've had. I just love it!!!! I also added some dates on top of the raisins. It went so fast. Next time I'm going to make triple the amount. so so yummy!!!!!


10/04/2006 08:07 AM

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YUMMY!!!! I would definately at least double the recipe. My husband and son ate this up in one helping!!!!


02/12/2007 12:21 PM

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Wonderful dessert. We have it every week.


05/07/2007 10:18 PM

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I really liked this. Especially the second day after sitting covered overnight. Yum! My dd liked it too. I need to double it up next time.


09/02/2007 12:35 PM

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I love this cake. I don't use the egg white but I add a bit of nut flour, about 1/3 cup which really helps it all stick together. I've made it a few times and I make it in individual cake-cases and keep it in the fridge - my kids love it too - thanks!


03/21/2008 02:07 PM

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I make this all the time (minus the egg white and soymilk, both of which are unnecessary to achieve the desired results) in a triple or quadruple batch. You can chop the apples first and then add all the other ingredients afterward, and it makes no difference whatsoever to the outcome or appearance. Adding a few walnuts is nice too if you're so inclined. Wonderful and something even SAD eaters seem to just love! I also agree that it's better the next day.


11/27/2009 12:11 PM

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We tried this as a Thanksgiving dessert yesterday - it was a success, although it could have done with even more of the crumbled walnut topping than what JennWriter wrote above :)


10/04/2010 03:03 PM

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It was good. There was not enough liquid to keep the pan from sticking; next time I'll use more. I used honey crisp and granny smith apples. The nut topping was essential; I used walnuts and cashews. We ate it cold the next day.


10/17/2010 12:13 AM

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This gets even better the next day!


09/24/2011 11:43 AM

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Very good. We ate this for days & the kids loved it too.


11/17/2011 12:32 PM

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Excellent! will double recipe next time!


12/05/2011 10:45 PM

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so tasty. the whole family loved
perfect on a cold night. quite easy to make and have cooking when eating the main!


12/09/2011 07:30 PM

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Cake??? Egg white??? Ok I am lost. I thought the reviews posted here are for the apple strudel. I don't see any egg whites that are to be used. I am making this now (in the oven) and will review when it is done. It looks yummy!


12/21/2011 10:11 AM

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dixie I'm with you...I didn't see the egg whites either. What happened with your recipe?


12/31/2011 08:28 AM

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the hubs is allergic to nuts. What can I use to replace the ground almonds? Would wheat germ work?


03/29/2012 12:25 PM

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I am not too keen on strong flavors and felt that the spices overpowered the dish. For those with similar taste, I would consider reducing the vanilla and cinnamon or eliminating altogether. The recipe as presented in the ETL book calls for and egg white which I substituted with half a banana. Otherwise, it is simple and easy to make.


04/07/2012 08:36 PM

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this has become a sunday morning ritual. last wk when i took it out of the oven, i scooped some in a bowl and poured some almond milk on top. it was absolutely wonderful.


04/09/2012 02:18 PM

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Apple Strudel is an all time favorite of mine.


04/16/2012 01:17 PM

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okay, I made this exactly as the recipe calls for and the first time it was very dry, the second time I added a little extra liquid but all the raisins burned on top. Am I chopping the apples too small(bite size) or should I cover it? We like the flavor, but it is so dry and mealy. (I also used almond meal instead of grinding my own almonds, but I didn't think this should make a difference)


04/22/2012 03:51 PM

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Extremely simple and full of flavor. Even tastier the day after.


11/19/2014 04:21 PM

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The early reviews of this recipe go back to 2006. It seems that lately Dr Fuhrman modified the recipe. I DO wish he would include the grams of sugar in the nutritional info.....


11/19/2014 04:21 PM

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The early reviews of this recipe go back to 2006. It seems that lately Dr Fuhrman modified the recipe. I DO wish he would include the grams of sugar in the nutritional info.....


11/19/2014 09:34 PM

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Even before reading this, I was making something similar for BF, and it is so good! Quaker Oatmeal mixed with H2O, with chopped apples (gala)I use one apple per serving of oatmeal, about 1 Tab chopped walnuts, 1 Tablespoon chopped almonds, some cinnamin, 3-4 drops of vanilla and a big pinch of ground flax seed, cook about 4 minutes, let it sit and add vanilla silk milk before serving. Anyway, I can't wait to try this studel recipe, I know it's going to be great!


11/23/2014 07:18 AM

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This is a great recipe. My entire family loved it. I used almond butter instead of nuts and increased the oats. I will be making this for Thanksgiving. Perfect for kids and guests with food sensitivities.


10/07/2016 04:58 PM

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I think using fake vanilla is pretty darn sad. Pun intended.


05/31/2020 12:45 AM

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This was very surprisingly yummy and satisfying for dessert. We enjoyed it with vanilla nice cream. Thanks Cara! <3

This comment was last edited on 05/31/2020 02:56 AM


10/07/2023 10:29 PM

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I went apple picking so I had lots of apples. I made this with dates and the soaking water from the dates. I didn't use plant milk as I had none on hand. It came out delicious just as it has many, many times before. 



06/10/2024 02:55 PM

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This turned out well; I'm going to have it for breakfast.  I left most of the peel on, as it's nutritious, too.  One of the older recipes used orange juice and egg white.  The recipe I used didn't. But I used the juice of one lemon and poured it over the chopped apples.