Love apple crisp but don’t love the calorie overload? This healthier version of the classic dessert will keep you (and your tummy) happy!
It’s winter in Australia and I’m freezing cold and all I want to do is eat. We all experience this during winter right? I just want food all the time and it certainly doesn’t help that I’m running a food blog and see food all day long! I’ve managed to stay away from any junk foods (so far) and banish myself from eating outside designated meal and snack times but it has not been easy! If you have awesome motivational tips for winter I’d be happy to hear them!
In the meantime, I’ll be snacking on these individual apple crisps. Oh yes, I had one of these for morning tea today and it was all kinds of delicious! These little beauties are something I’ve been working on for a few weeks. You see, I absolutely love apple pies and apple crumbles and apple crisps (is there actually a difference between crumbles and crisps cause I have no idea!). But generally they aren’t very healthy and so I have to enjoy them sparingly. And that just wasn’t really working for me so I decided that a healthier version had to be created that I could enjoy guilt-free and at any time of day, especially breakfast. Yes, these individual apple crisps are PERFECT for breakfast! We’re all adults here – tell me you occasionally eat dessert for breakfast?
I also made these into individual portions because I simply cannot be trusted when it comes to dessert. I learnt that lesson the hard way last week when I made a batch of my healthy banana chocolate chip muffins and consumed 5 in quick succession… I think that almost defeats the purpose of making healthy muffins!
So individual apple crisps it is! And I’m not even sad about it!
- 2 apples (I've used red delicious and royal gala)
- 1½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp. butter (melted)
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. wholemeal / wholewheat flour
- Preheat oven to 160C / 320F
- Peel and dice apples and place in a saucepan. Just cover the apples with water and mix in 1 tsp of cinnamon and place on medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes or until just soft (don't go overboard here and get super soggy apples!)
- Spoon apples into two ramekins or small mason jars
- Mix together rolled oats, butter, maple syrup and flour until well combined. Spoon this mixture on top of the apples evenly (you may have some oat mixture left over and this is OK!)
- Place ramekins / mason jars into oven for 15 minutes or until oat mixture is browned
- Serve and enjoy (tastes great by itself but if you want to enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream you know I support you 100%)