|Recipe modified from Clean Food cookbook|
I made this recipe for the first time for my brother-in-law's birthday just last month. I made it again when family came to visit this month for my daughter's production of "Oliver!" and I am wondering "how have I not made this before??" I have had this wonderful cookbook, Clean Food by Terry Walters, since last Mother's Day, when my very thoughtful sister bought it for me. Well I am so glad to have discovered it now anyway.
Apple crisp is of course an all-time favorite, and this particular recipe just happens to be guilt-free, as Terry Walters points out. I switched out the whole wheat flour for brown rice flour the first time, and almond flour the second time. I prefer the almond flour. I also changed the oil she uses from canola to coconut oil. And next time, I will be putting 1/4 - 1/2 cup of pure apple juice into the mixture to moisten it up a bit more. Although, served with some vanilla coconut milk ice cream, the original is just fine! My girls will eat it in either form, I'm sure. As my big babygirl said as she walked in the front door, "Mmmmm! I smell cobbler!" So I don't think I can really go wrong either way. =)
As always, ENJOY!
- 12 organic apples (peeled, unpeeled or both), cored and sliced (of course we prefer honeycrisp or pink lady)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup dried currants
- 1 Tbsp almond flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup almond flour (or brown rice flour)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
Preheat oven to 375˙.
To prepare filling, place apples in large bowl. Fold in syrup, cinnamon and currants. Sprinkle on flour and gently fold until combined. Spread mixture into 9 x 13" baking dish.
To make topping, use the same bowl and combine oats, flour, nuts and cinnamon. Then add syrup and coconut oil to dry ingredients and mix until crumbly. Spread topping evenly over apples, cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes, until topping is golden brown . Remove from oven and serve.