Can you believe that it’s already November! Where does time go? Fall is in full effect which in result makes me crave all the holiday festive sweets. I was left with a bunch of apples from apple picking but how many apples can you eat before you don’t want to eat a raw apple anymore? At times cooking is therapy to me. After completing a 2 hour exam, I wanted to zone out and create something seasonally delicious that is also conducive to my eating. So, what better than an apple crisp? As Thanksgiving is approaching, here is a healthy dessert alternative to help you stay on track during your holiday. Enjoy!
- 2 Large Red Apples (or 4 small) of your choice
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
- 1/2 Cup Honey (melted)
- 2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 2/3 Cup Raw Oats
- 1/3 Cup Almond Flour
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Pecans
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
- 2 Tablespoon Grass-fed Butter
- 1/3 Cup Cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
Skin the apples and chop into small-medium square pieces. Place into a bowl and mix together the vanilla, cinnamon and melted honey (melt honey stove top or microwave – let it come to a tiny boil). Place apples into a baking dish of your choice.
Place oats, coconut sugar, almond flour and cinnamon into a bowl.
Melt the coconut oil and butter together. Pour in with the dry ingredients and mix well. Add pecans to the bowl and mix well.
Space the crumble topping evenly on top of the apples.
Place in the oven and bake 35-45 minutes or until the crumble topping starts to become brown/golden.
If you chose to eat this warm (recommend) let it cool for about 5 minutes and top with optional coconut whip cream. Dive in and enjoy!!!
OPTIONAL: Coconut Whip Cream
Ingredients: (1 Serving)
- 1/4 Cup Trader Joes Full Coconut Cream
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Splash of Cinnamon
Use a handheld blender and whip together full fat coconut cream, vanilla and cinnamon until the cream becomes ‘fluffy’ and smooth.
This is a great holiday gift and/or dessert for holiday parties!
Happy and healthy eating!