I love the fall. The nights are chilly but the days are still warm. The colours are amazing and what I love most are all the apples! So many apples to make a warm apple crisp and put a yummy cinnamon smell in the air.
I’d like to share an easy apple recipe idea that you can use in different ways. You can make it as healthy or unhealthy as you want, which is my favourite part! This is such an easy recipe and one that you don’t really need measurements for because it’s better to make it to your own taste.
Here you’ll find what you’ll need along with some options on how to cook and make this apple crisp in different versions.
What you’ll need for the apple mix:
Butter, ghee or coconut oil
Honey or coconut sugar
Vanilla seeds (optional)
Apple Mix Directions:
To make the apple mix, slice the apples (see note below) and place them in a bowl. Add a bit of butter, ghee or coconut oil to help make the mixture moist, add cinnamon, honey or coconut sugar to your liking, and any extra options such as vanilla or nutmeg. Mix and cook using the options below. See further ideas below on how to make it this in different ways!
A note on apples:
You can peel or leave the apples unpeeled, it’s up to your liking.
Thin or small slices cook faster than larger bits, but cut to your liking. I like to mix a bit with sizes so that some bits are a little crunchy. Thin slices do best for an apple crisp with oat topping.
Options for cooking:
Cooking time will depend on the power of your microwave. Cook the apples for one minute and then check them. Cook them to your liking. It’s really that simple!
I use a microwave that’s 800 watts and I put one sliced apple in for one minute. If you cover the apples, they will be a little more wet and leaving them uncovered will take out some of the water so, keep that in mind when cooking.
Set your oven to 200°c / 390°F
Cooking time depends on how large a batch you are making, but check the apples around 20 – 25 minutes.
Ideas for different options
A quick “apple in a cup” treat
Sometimes I want a treat that’s a tad healthy. I’ll use one apple (sometimes I peel it and sometimes I don’t), add a little butter, coconut sugar and cinnamon and quickly cook that in the microwave. Generally, half of the apple mix is enough and I’ll top it off with some cottage cheese or Greek yogurt and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon. Quick, easy and doesn’t give you a sugar crash. I’ll occasionally eat this for breakfast! This is also a great topping for oatmeal or banana pancakes.
Apple Crisp with oat topping
This makes a wonderful desert and it’s one of my favorites as t’s easy and fairly quick!
Set your oven to 200°c / 400°F
Prepare the apple mix to the size and taste you’d like. If you’re making a desert for a family, I’d suggest 6 apples. Put the apple mix in a baking dish. Add a small splash of water to the dish with the apples.
Place the apples in the oven for 10 minutes while you make the topping.
Oat crisp topping (gluten-free)
1 cup of oats (2.3 dl)
2 Tbs. Almond flour (2 matsked)
2-3 Tbs. Cinnamon (2-3 matsked)
2-3 Tbs. Softened butter, ghee or coconut oil (2-3 matsked)
3 Tbs. Coconut or brown sugar (3 matsked)
A pinch of vanilla seeds or dash of vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
6-10 Walnuts or pecans (optional)
Mix the ingredients together. The oat topping should be crumbly. Spread the topping on the apples and put back in the oven until the topping is golden brown and the apples are cooked to your liking.
Cooking time depends on how large a batch you are making, but check the apples and topping around 20 – 25 minutes.
Let it cool down a bit but enjoy it warm.
This is so good served with vanilla sauce or vanilla ice cream!
BY COURTNEY LANDIN
POSTED: SEPTEMBER 19, 2018