If there is a season I love the most, it’s fall! I especially love apple season! When we lived in the Washington, DC area, we always would take the kids apple picking. We unfortunately don’t have that here, but I can go buy some apples and make my mom’s favorite dessert. She just came down from Tennessee so I could go on a fabulous culinary trip that I will tell you about later. For now let’s focus on the delicious apple crisp.
I have always had a sweet tooth! As good as a cake can be, I prefer fruit desserts. Crisps and pies are definitely the ones I gravitate toward the most. I do try to make traditional dishes a bit healthier. With this crisp, I cut back on the sugar, omitted the flour, and added some flaxseed meal. While my husband and I love this recipe, my mom always asks for it when she has me around. That’s okay because I always ask for her meatloaf and mashed potatoes, so we split the work.
- 5 medium to large apples, peeled and cut into slices
- ½ cup honey
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- ½ cup flaxseed meal
- 7 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine oatmeal, flaxseed, brown sugar and melted butter. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, place apple slices, honey, lemon, lemon zest, orange juice, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl and toss until well combined.
- Place in a large casserole and top with oatmeal topping.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Let cool, serve, and enjoy.
Author: Betsy Ramirez
Betsy is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, homeschool mom, & fairy tale junkie, who loves getting crafty. Being on my bike and lifting weights are my therapy. Thinking outside the box is my jam!