Addictive Apple Crisp

Addictive Apple Crisp

Ingredients

Filling:
3 apples thinly sliced
1 lemon zested
2 tbsp lemon juiced
1/4 cup maple syrup
1.5 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Tiny pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (or 1/8 tsp ground)

Topping
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup spelt flour*
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut sugar**
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup grape seed oil***

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Grease a ceramic 9X13″ pan or for a thicker result, you can totally use an 8X8″ dish.
2. To prep the apple filling, thinly slice your apples. You can choose to keep the peel on or off. I happen to like the peel on because I feel it leaves a nice bite to the filling, but if you prefer without, the recipe is just as great.
3. Add the apple to a medium mixing bowl and top with the remaining ingredients. Mix well so that all the apples have been well coated.
4. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared baking dish and set aside.
5.In the same mixing bowl (no need to even wash it out!) add the oats, flour, cinnamon and salt and sugar. Mix well to combine.
6. Add the wet ingredients and mix until a sticky batter is formed.
7. Drop the topping across the apple mixture. It’s ok if not every apple is completely covered, but try to spread the batter out as much as possible.
8. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the top of the crisp just begins to brown.
9. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (pareve or dairy) and try not to finish the whole thing 😉

Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes:
*for a gluten free version, you can definitely swap out the spelt flour to almond flour. Gives it a nice crunch and is still totally yum
**If you don’t have coconut sugar at home, you can swap for equal parts of brown sugar
***If you want to try the out of this world dairy version, use butter, or even better, some ghee. Seriously heaven.