I don't know about you, but I LOVE apple pie. Our 4th of July tradition has always involved apple pie. However, that isn't exactly going to help me stay on track. Instead, I decided to try out these Baked Apples with Oatmeal Streusel from over at Cooking Outside the Box. We had a cookout with friends, so I adapted the recipe into an apple crisp!
1. Use an apple wedger to core and slice the apple. (If you don't have one, just do it with a knife). Use a knife to cut the pieces in thirds. You can cut the apple chunks smaller based on your preference.
2. Sprinkle the sliced apples with apple pie spice. Spray a pie pan or 8x8 glass pan with nonstick cooking spray and place the apples inside.
3. Combine 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted), 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar (or honey mixed with a bit of molasses), 1 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of ground ginger, and a pinch of salt.
4. Sprinkle the streusel mix overtop the apples.
5. Bake on 350 for 30 minutes. Serve warm!
|My friend Mallory bought me this casserole dish carrier for my wedding and I finally got to use it!|
My mom says it needs a scoop of fat-free vanilla ice cream on top. (She says that for just about all my recipes!)
1. Slice 4 apples in 1/2 and scoop out all the seeds and stem with a spoon.
2. Make the streusel the same as above: Combine 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted), 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar (or honey mixed with a bit of molasses), 1 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of ground ginger, and a pinch of salt.
3. Fill and top the apple halves with the streusel mix.
4. Bake at 350 until the apples swell - approximately 30 minutes. I did not notice much of a difference in the streusel, so don't go by that.