by | Dec 12, 2014 | 1 comment

It’s time for another episode of Foodie Friday in a Flash, where I bring you 2-3 minute videos (OK, usually 3 minute videos!) highlighting one of my favorite foods and its health benefits!  Today, we’re discussing … APPLES!

Foodie Friday in a Flash

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away…” but have you ever wondered why apples are so healthy?  You’ll learn several benefits of apples in today’s video, including:

  • A nutrient you might not have heard of that is found in apple skin
  • What studies show makes you eat 60 calories less per meal
  • My favorite ways to enjoy apples
  • A 2-minute, 2-ingredient, super-healthy dessert

Now how about a recipe, for my Healthier Apple Crisp for Two?  Although a microwaved apple with cinnamon is pretty delicious, this takes apple crisp to a whole new level.  The heartiness of the crumble topping along with the sweetness and warmth of the apples will make you want to cozy up near a fire and share this delicious dessert with someone special!  (Or eat it all on your own … or eat it for breakfast … no judgment here! :))

Healthier Apple Crisp for Two

Apple Crisp for Two!

by Megan Lyons

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 25

Keywords: bake dessert gluten-free vegetarian vegan sugar-free soy-free low-sodium apple oats

Ingredients (2 servings)

    For the Crumble

    • 1 Tbsp. oats
    • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
    • 1 tsp. almond meal
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 2 tsp. coconut oil, softened
    • 1 tsp. lemon juice
    • 5 drops liquid stevia

    For the Apple “Filling”

    • 1 apple, diced
    • 1 tsp. lemon juice
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    In a small dish, mix oats, shredded coconut, almond meal, and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Add softened coconut oil, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and stevia, and stir gently until a “crumble” texture forms.

    In a separate bowl, combine diced apple, remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon, and remaining 1 tsp. lemon juice.

    Add apple mixture to a small, oven-safe container (or mini-skillet!), and sprinkle crumble on top.

    Bake 23-25 minutes, or until crisp is golden brown.

    Enjoy, topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a bit of warmed almond milk, or all on its own!

    Nutrition: Each serving (1/2 the recipe) will have 142 calories, 8g fat, 17g carbs, and 1g protein.

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    (I’m working on installing Recipage, and it will be really great once I get the hang of it, but bear with me until then! :))

    So tell me in the comments … What is your favorite type of apple?  Favorite way to enjoy an apple?

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