And just like that Fall is here on the West Coast. It’s been a busy start to the school year with school lunches and activities. The girls and I went apple picking before all the craziness of school activities started. I do look foward to apple season, I love biting into a crisp locally grown apple. One of my favorite apple recipes is this delicious apple crisp and let’s just say your house will smell amazing and your guests will be asking for seconds.
I love baked apples in cinnamon and cardamon. I make this apple crisp regularly in the fall when we have guests, the smell of baked apples is so inviting. I also love that you can easily adapt it to suit your guests dietary needs like swapping the oats to gluten free oats. I used coconut oil but you can easily substitute it for butter or vegan butter if you like.
- 5 apples diced with peel on
- 2 cups oats, large flake
- 1/4 cup wholewheat flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degreesPlace diced apples in a bowl. Toss apples in about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Place in a baking dish.In a large bowl combine oats, flour, brown sugar, spices, and salt. Mix. Add coconut oil to the mixture. With your fingers combine ingredients.Add oat mixture evenly to the apples. Bake in the oven for approx. 40 minutes until gloden brown. Add a scoop of yogurt or vanilla ice cream.
To improve the nutrition profile of this delicious dessert I added double apples and left the peel on. Apples are a great source of soluble fibre. Did you know 1 medium apple contains 3 grams of fibre. Soluble helps control blood sugars and lower LDL cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol. Most of the fibre is in the peel and you won’t even notice it when they are baked.