Apple Crisp by yours truly
4 cups of apples, peeled, cored, and diced
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp + 1/2 tsp cinnamon, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) 50/50 Smart Balance Blend butter, cold, cut into pieces
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Place apples in baking dish. Sprinkle apples with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Combine lemon juice and cornstarch and stir until smooth. Pour over apples and toss together gently. Sprinkle apples with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter using a pastry blender, forks or your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. Top apples evenly with crumble mixture. Bake about 20-25 minutes until bubbly and topping is lightly browned. Cool about 5-10 minutes and top with vanilla ice cream, if desired. Serves 8.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 261 calories; 12 g. fat; 15 mg. cholesterol; 100 mg. sodium; 35.5 g. carbohydrate; 3.5 g. fiber; 1.1 g. protein
Result: Well, it was fabulous. My Facebook status after enjoying this apples crisp was: Ohhh muhhh gahhh…my apple crisp was phenomenal! Glad I have a hockey game tonight to burn it off!! I’m not sure what more to say about it? Easy, yes. Amazing, yes. Fiber and healthy fats, yes. Basically…make it
Other than apple crisp (sigh)…a packed mailbox made me happy yesterday! A while back I won a giveaway on Devon’s blog, Run Sleep Rinse Repeat:
I love that Devon wrote “Nicole, RD” on the envelope…to cute! The thermos is not only adorable, but also microwave safe! LOVE this! I don’t own a tea kettle, so I typically warm my water for tea in a glass and transfer it to a thermos to take to work, as most thermoses are not microwave safe. She also sent a cinnamon spice Larabar — can’t go wrong with Larabars, and I’ve never tried that flavor — as well as Starbucks instant coffee. Necessary for this morning? Likely so! Thanks, Devon!
On an unrelated note, I wiped out my iPod yesterday to start fresh…there’s simply no reason for exorbitant numbers of songs by Ace of Base and Brittney Spears to be on anyone’s iPod, promise. So, what’s your #1 workout tune?
A quick little reference back to those amazing Individual Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cakes I made over the weekend. Monday morning, guess who was whipping those babies up at 6am before work? You betcha. I told you they were amazing! I don’t, however, recommend trying to eat them 1) without letting them cooling off a minute (owww!) or 2) while driving. Off to enjoy my breakfast cake leftovers in a much safer manner
A huge hello to new Prevention RD readers! There seems to be quite a few of you! Thanks for reading!!
Food Trivia Question: What is the only food that does not spoil? Hint: It’s sweet!
Have a super day,