Madness Apple Crisp

Madness Apple Crisp

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:

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

apple crisp 1

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.

Directions

  1. Peel apples, take out the core, slice them in a bowl and set it aside.
  2. In a mixer, blend bananas and vanilla bean the same way like for a smoothie.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients: cinnamon, cloves, salt, lemon zest, orange zest, the crushed mint and toss it gently together with the apples.
  4. Set up the seasoned apples in a tray and sprinkle the oat flour on top.
  5. Pour evenly the banana smoothie to it.
  6. Sprinkle the raisins and walnuts over the banana smoothie.

apple crisp 2

The crust is a pretty simple one, you will need the following:     

Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats – 2 cups
  • Oat flour – 1 cup
  • Almond flour – 1 cup
  • Shredded coconut – ½ cup – Optional  
  • Walnuts – 1 cup chopped
  • Bananas – 2 over ripe
  • Coconut oil – 3 Tbsp melted
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Vanilla bean, or vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Almond extract – 1 tsp

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Directions

  • 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.

apple crisp 4

Enjoy!  :-)

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