I meant to have my post up for the day early this morning, but I chose hitting the sack early last night instead. Waking up for my morning run is important and little man was up a lot last night. We’ve been fighting colds in our house and I am trying to keep him away from all the little kids.
If you haven’t been around long on the blog, you may not know that I hate making pie crust. It’s not my thing. I typically buy the pre-made pie crusts or I opt for a gluten free version with just nuts and dates, or the crumbly cracker type crusts, or I aim for crisps, because there’s not crusts involved. I just haven’t mastered the perfect crust. My dough never rolls out, it’s either to wet or to dry and crumbly. Believe me I have had many failed attempts at making my own crusts, before I just threw in the towel.
I loved apple pie growing up and pumpkin pie, and appreciated homemade pies and crusts. My grandma makes great crusts and so does my mom. But I haven’t been able to follow suit. Since Thanksgiving is around the corner and apples are in season in the Northwest, I wanted to share our favorite Apple Crisp recipe.
We make this every year at least once, as a tradition, using the apples we picked ourselves. I love utilizing what we have grown ourselves or helped pick, and then showing the kids how farm-to-table works. R loves to help in the kitchen as well.
This is like any traditional crisp using oats, a little flour, brown sugar or coconut sugar, coconut oil or butter, and cinnamon. I add a little water so it’s not dry, and that’s all for ingredients, besides the apples. No battle with crusts and dough!! Now that’s my kind of baking!!
I suggest serving hot with a scoop of your favorite ice cream, vegan or not, or with coconut whipped cream. R and I may have had some for breakfast this morning. Probably not the most nutritious meal, but there was fruit, oats and cinnamon. 😉
- 3 cups oats
- ¾ c brown sugar or coconut sugar
- ⅓ c whole wheat all purpose flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon + some for sprinkling
- 1 c coconut oil or butter
- 3-4 green apples or golden delicious apples, sliced into wedges
- 1½ - 2 c water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 inch casserole pan/baking dish.
- Mix oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon in medium mixing bowl.
- Using a fork mix in the coconut oil or butter until crumbly.
- Divide the crumble mixing putting half on bottom of prepared pan. Add the apples, pour over water and sprinkle some cinnamon.
- Sprinkle remaining mixture on top. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until apples are soft.
- Top with ice cream or coconut whipped cream
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Don’t need a full pan, before we had kids Marc and I enjoyed Apple Crisp for Two. Here’s the quick recipe.
Prep: 5-10 minutes
- 1/2 cups oats
- 1/4 c brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 Tbs whole wheat all purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon + some for sprinkling
- 1/4 c c coconut oil or butter
- 1 green apples or golden delicious apples, sliced into wedges
- 1/2 c water
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a small casserole pan/baking dish. 2. Mix oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon in medium mixing bowl. 3. Using a fork mix in the coconut oil or butter until crumbly. 4. Add the apples to prepared pan, pour over water and sprinkle some cinnamon. 5. Sprinkle crumble mixture on top. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until apples are soft.
*Top with ice cream or coconut whipped cream
Have a great weekend folks!! I hope to get ahead with Thanksgiving prep. I have already pureed 12 pumpkins and froze some of the pumpkin puree. We made our Costco run last night. A few more stores to get to, and then let the baking and cooking begin!!
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit
Do you like making pie crusts? Any suggestion for making the best pie crust?