Sunday, April 5, 2015
I have made this recipe for countless gatherings with friends and family, and it seems to be a favorite every time. This recipe is a healthier version of the traditional buttery and floury apple crisp. I use oatmeal to make a flour, coconut sugar and coconut oil in lieu of processed sugar and butter. You can easily double the recipe for big celebrations with over 10 attendees, but this recipe will easily feed 6. You can also make individual portions by splitting the recipe into 6 medium sized ramekins, and freeze what you do not need.
It is quite simple to make, and perfect for potlucks, holiday celebrations, and dinner parties.
For the apple mixture:
7 medium sized gala apples, peeled, seeded, cored, and chopped into 3/4 inch cubes
Zest of 1 orange
1 tablespoon of orange juice
1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier (optional)
1/4 cup of coconut sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
For the topping:
3/4 cup of gluten free old fashion oats ground into a coarse flour in the blender
3/4 cup of gluten free old fashion oats (whole)
2/3 cup of coconut sugar
1/3 cup of coconut oil, softened
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
Preheat the oven at 350 F.
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients from the apple mixture, and mix together.
Place in a 9 inch pie dish.
In another bowl, using your hand, mix all the ingredients from the toppings until the mixture is crumbly.
Sprinkle over the apple mixture.
Place in the oven, and bake for 50 minutes.
This will make 6 servings