Hmmmmm, what to do with a bunch of organic apples that need to be eaten up? Well, make apple crisp of course! This isn’t exactly like your typical, buttery crisp but it’s pretty delicious and it’s made with much less added sugar, butter and flour. Apples are of one the foods I always but organic, the price isn’t much different and they’re always easy to find. Apples consistently make the list of the “dirtiest” foods out there, with more than 40 different pesticides being detected on them, so if you’re choosing which organic foods to go for, make apples one of them.
Crisps, or crumbles as some call them, are some of the easiest desserts to make and I’m sure some, if not all of you have had one before. Apple, rhubard, starwberry – there are so many options and they make the perfect summer dessert! This version doesn’t use any animal products or vegan margarine, and you may have all the ingredients on hand already. These are all kitchen staples for me, I’m never without medjool dates, almonds, coconut oil, oats or apples and the rest of the ingredients are common pantry items.
The next time you have some apples that need to be used up, try this quick and easy, crunchy, tasty baked dish of goodness! Enjoy!Print
Apple & Date Crisp
- 4 cups peeled and chopped apples
- 1/4 cup + 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 3/4 cup packed and pitted medjool dates, mashed
- 1 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup almonds, finely chopped
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the chopped, peeped apples, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, cornstarch, water and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well.
- After mixing well, place in the bottom of a small baking pan (I used a 7×7 inch square pan).
- Mix the coconut oil, oats, dates, 1/2 cup coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda and chopped almonds.
- Press into the pan on top of the apple mixture.
- Bake for 45 minutes.