Mini Apple Crisp
By: Alysa Bajenaru
Posted on: November 21, 2013
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Is it possible to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer AND stay healthy at the same time? Absolutely!
My strategy for staying healthy through the holidays has always been to choose the indulgences that are truly worth savoring. The foods and treats you don’t have at any other time of year like Great-grandma’s sugar cookies, or mom’s special cranberry bread. The trick is to have a few of these special treats, then build the rest of your holiday menu around healthier options.
Like this pumpkin hummus – perfect for a holiday party or just to snack on at home. Pair with Van’s Multigrain Crackers and a plate bursting with colorful veggies. Jazz it up even more by topping with pumpkin seeds or hot sauce.
And here’s an indulgence that easily makes the “healthy” list – an individual apple crisp with no added sugar. Just cinnamon, a dab of coconut oil, and a topping of crunchy walnuts and Van’s Cinnamon Heaven Cereal. Make a single serving for yourself, or multiply for a crowd. Top with Greek yogurt if you’re feeling extra fancy.
Here’s to a healthy and delicious holiday season.
Ingredients1 granny smith apple, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, divided, cinnamon, salt, 1 tablespoon Gluten Free Cereals - Cinnamon Heaven, 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts,
Dice granny smith apple into small (1/2 inch) pieces, leaving the skin on. In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt ½ tsp. coconut oil. Add apple pieces, a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring frequently for 1-2 minutes, until apple pieces start to soften. Remove apples from heat and place them into a small bowl or ramekin. Return pan to the stove and add the other ½ tsp. coconut oil, Van’s Cinnamon Heaven cereal and walnuts. Toast for 2-3 minutes, being careful not to let the walnuts burn. Add another dash of cinnamon to the topping mixture if you wish. Top the apples with the cereal/walnut mixture and serve! Add a dollop of Greek yogurt if desired. Multiply recipe based on how many servings you need. You could also multiply by 4 or 8 and make a traditional sized apple crisp.