As they say, “One apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but how about 4 apples.
Well, raw apples have a higher nutritive value, it’s true, but for generations people are trying to use apple in any kind of form, raw, marinated, boiled, grilled, baked, with all kind of spices, in different kind of foods and pies and cakes and … so much more.
Apple Crisp is one of my favorite because you can play and get creative so you can just have fun while making this recipe. And that’s what I did.
As I found really delicious summer apples at the local market, I was thinking to make an Apple Crisp with no sugary sweetener and still have the sweetness we all like.
For the apple composition I used the following ingredients:
- 4 medium apples
- 2 overripe bananas
- Oat flour – 1 Tbsp
- Raisins – ¼ cup
- Walnuts – ½ cup medium chunks
- Vanilla Bean, or vanilla extract – ½ tsp
- Ground Cinnamon – 2 Tbsp
- Ground Cloves – ¼ tsp
- Salt – about – ¼ tsp
- Lemon zest – ½ Tbsp
- Orange zest – ½ Tbsp
- Crushed dry mint – ½ Tbsp
Different people have different taste buds, some like it simple, some like spices and you can play with the flavors as you want, you can even spice it up with a bit of cardamom, or use anise star to give it a more of an exotic touch.
So, here we go.
The crust is a pretty simple one, you will need the following:
- In a bowl mix the oats, oat flour, almond flour, salt, shredded coconut and walnuts.
- Add vanilla bean and almond extract and toss mix with in.
- Blend bananas same as for a smoothie and add the mixture to the composition.
The composition will be not too dry, just wet enough to spread it over the apples.
- Now, all you have to do is to add the crust composition to the tray
- Sprinkle the coconut oil on top
- Bake it for about 20-30 minutes at 375ºF until the oats get a brownish crispy color.
Once done, take it out of the oven and let it cool off for about 30 minutes. You can serve it by itself, or you can add some coconut vanilla ice cream on top.