Open-Face Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, Vegan, Diary-Free)
These Open-Face Apple Crisp Halves are a great way to use the entire apple (sans core!). These are a healthy alternative to other desserts. The apple halves are filled with healthy fats (coconut oil, walnuts), are gluten-free assuming you buy gluten-free oats and are dairy-free and vegan!
Oh, the magic of the internet. I saw something somewhere (in 2010!) that lead me to the blog: My Baking Addiction and the recipe Inside Out Apple Crisp. At the time, I've never heard of such a thing. I was planning on making apple crisp with some of the apples I just picked up so I decided I'd give this a shot. Please go to My Baking Addiction to see the original recipe.
I changed this recipe to be Open-Face Apple Crisp purely for food photography reasons. I thought seeing some of the insides of the apple might look nice. I used Gala Apples, I believe. I'm not 100% positive since I went apple picking and picked a whole bunch of different varieties and they were all mixed up in my bag. Use something good for baking: Golden Delicious, Red Court, Granny Smith, Macoon.
First, you want to core your apples and then cut them in half. Hollow them out just a bit more if you see some of the core still there or some of the seeds leftover.
I sprinkled more cinnamon on top of the apple halves. Then I baked them for about 30 minutes. I tried the first one after taking photos and it was absolutely delicious. I promptly went back for seconds and didn't feel one bit of guilt because hey, healthy fats!
This is such a quick snack to make and it is low in calories, could be gluten-free (depending on the oats you purchased!) and best of all, it's simple.
- 5 apples, cored and cut in half
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350 ° F.
- Core and cut in half.
- Mix together the oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts.
- Mix in the coconut oil into the oat mixture until combined.
- Sprinkle the oat mixture filling on top of the apples.
- Bake for 30 minute and top with a side of vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream.
Adapted from My Baking Addiction
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 2mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 13g Protein: 1g