Sometimes you want a sweet treat, but you don't feel like turning on the oven, waiting half an hour, or devouring an entire pan of brownies by yourself. Plus, you've committed to a healthier lifestyle and know there must be a way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling like a failure. Well, this apple crisp recipe is for you. Now, just because the main ingredient is fruit does not necessarily mean that apple crisp is healthy, but this version comes very close. Oh, and it's ready in only 10 minutes!
Perfect for one, yet it can easily be adapted for more...but still ready in the same amount of time.
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Typical apple crisp is made with lots of butter and sugar. Not this one.
✅ No butter
✅ Sweetened with orange juice and a little brown sugar.
✅ Topped with whole-grain granola.
The top recommended apples are Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Honeycrisp. These apples are crisp and will hold up well when baked. I go for whatever apples I have on-hand. Mostly often, I have gala apples in the fridge.
Both are sweet treats starring apples. Crisps have an oat and streusel topping. Overall, this makes the dish lighter. Apple cobbler uses a dough similar to biscuits, which can be found as a base and topping.
At this point, I consider crisp topping and streusel to be pretty much the same thing. Start with sugar, flour, and oats. Then, work in some cold butter. SO simple, yet it adds dimension, texture, and flavor. It has stood the test of time for a reason! For this recipe, I used granola, cinnamon, and brown sugar to create a similar topping.
With just an apple, a few simple ingredients, and 10 minutes- you can be enjoying this gluten free apple crisp. Dessert can be healthy AND satisfyingly-sweet!
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