Saturday, October 25, 2014

Maple Apple Crisp {for two}.

Maple Apple Crisp {for two} is a healthier version of a fall classic that's perfect for dessert. The topping includes rolled oats, whole wheat flour, almonds, and Greek yogurt.

Good morning! I can't believe we're rolling into the last week of October already. It's going to be a beautiful weekend in the Chicago area, with temps in the upper 60s today. I'm running a 10k race this morning, and will be off celebrating my nephew's third birthday for the rest of the weekend.

But first - I have a quick and easy fall dessert recipe to warm you up on the cooler evenings to come. This is a healthier version of apple crisp that can be prepared in 30 minutes flat. The recipe serves two but can be easily doubled or tripled for more. The crisp is made with rolled oats, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, chopped almonds, maple syrup and of course... apples. I used McIntosh apples, but any apple will do!

I was talking to a farmer's market vendor a few weeks ago about what types of apple to use in muffins, and he recommended baking with McIntosh apples. The McIntosh is not a traditional baking apple according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, as it's a softer variety that gets sweeter the later in the season it stays on the tree. However, it's a classic apple that's been available since the 19th century. I think it's a delicious apple to use for this recipe since I like my apple crisp apples nice and soft. Soft on the bottom, crisp on the top, right?


The last healthy ingredient for this crisp is a dollop of Greek plain yogurt. The yogurt adds a creamy, cool topping to the warm, crunchy crisp.

Maple Apple Crisp {for two}

1/2 cup rolled oats
2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
2 apples {chopped}
1/8 cup raw almonds {chopped}
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup + 2 teaspoons
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt {I used 0%}

How to~
*Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
*Wash and chop the apples into small cubes. Roughly chop the almonds.
*Mix oats, flour, brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Microwave the butter for ~15 seconds in a separate dish. Pour the melted butter over the dry ingredients and mix with your hands. Add the chopped almonds and stir.
*Combine apple chunks with 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
*Spread the apple mix evenly between two individual serving dishes. Add the crisp mixture on top of apples. Drizzle 1 teaspoon maple syrup over each crisp.
*Bake for ~20 minutes.
*Serve warm, with 1 Tablespoon of Greek yogurt on top of each crisp.

{Adapted heavily from My Recipes' Maple-Walnut Apple Crisp}

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  1. I love visiting the farmers market and picking up fresh fruits & veggies. This looks really good. I'm stopping by from Pinterest. Happy Thursday!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year :)