Healthy Apple Crisp!
Your family and friends will LOVE my apple crisp recipe (it serves 8). It is SO EASY to make and your kitchen will smell amazing!
If you don't have a slow cooker yet, I strongly recommend you get one. If you have one, but haven't used it in a long time, then pull it out! They are inexpensive and easy to use. Just set it and forget it
- note: sometimes I cut back on the portions of 2 of the ingredients to save calories: the coconut sugar (a few TBSP is enough) and the almond flour (I will sometimes use quinoa flour instead ... 1/8 to 1/4 cup). It doesn't affect the recipe flavour, in my opinion, but I'm also not a fan of super sweet desserts.
- non-stick cooking spray (I used buttered flavoured) to coat the slow cooker
- 6 cups of peeled and sliced apples (I used Granny Smith). About 8-10 apples.
- 2 TBSP lemon juice (prevents the apples from oxidizing and turning brown)
- 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar (or sucanat). Both are less refined than white sugar. Sucanat has slightly less calories than white sugar. Sucanat retains its natural molasses, which is why it contains more vitamins and minerals than white sugar. Both have a similar taste to brown sugar and can be used as a brown sugar substitute. I prefer the taste of coconut palm sugar in recipes (I find that sucanat has a strong taste in baked goods). Nevertheless, both are considered sugar and should be used in moderation.
- 3/4 cup almond meal/flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 TBSP butter (or coconut oil)
Recipe (Serves 8):
- Coat your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray
- Spread the apples into the bottom of the slow cooker. Coat the apples with the lemon juice (stir to assist with coating).
- Coat the apples with 1/4 cup of coconut palm sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Stir to assist with coating.
- In a separate bowl, mix the almond meal/flour, oats, 1/2 cup of coconut palm sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg. Melt 2 TBSP of butter (or coconut oil) in the microwave. Add the butter to the mixture in the bowl and stir until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add the topping to the apples in the slow cooker. Completely cover the apples.
- Set your slow cooker to low for 4 hours.
Makes 8 servings: For 1 serving (1/8th of recipe)
calories 226, fat 8.7g, saturated fat 2.3g, cholesterol 7.6mg, sodium 0.6mg, carbs 35.8g, fiber 2.9g, sugars 27g, protein 3.2g
An Apple A Day...
I LOVE apples! I eat one almost every day. I train for performance, so I fuel my body with good quality carbs, such as apples and oats (hence my apple crisp recipe). As an intermittent faster, I train fasted, and enjoy my carbs in the afternoon. This works well for me because I don't like eating breakfast in the morning (it makes me feel nauseous). If you want to stop dieting, ... then check out my Fat Loss Fast System. It's my common sense approach to eating because your diet shouldn't be a full-time job and it shouldn't cause anxiety. You can also sign up for my free intermittent fasting tutorials here.
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