This healthy apple crisp recipe is quick, simple, low in sugar, oil free and almost fat free. The only fat comes from the oats and the walnuts, which are healthy fats.
This is a healthy vegan recipe you can cook on the stove if you don't have an oven, or bake for a true apple crisp.
Phil and I are in Croatia right now, and we picked up a huge bag of apples at the local store. With so many sitting around, and with a hankering for something sweet, I came up with this simple apple crisp that I cooked on our stove. It was a great treat that we enjoyed out on our balcony overlooking the gorgeous Adriatic Sea with the late afternoon sun pouring in.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Time from start to eating: 25 minutes
Makes 2 servings
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Hello and welcome to Freshly Served healthy vegan recipes in Europe.
Phil and I are in Croatia today and you can follow all of our vegan travel adventures if you go to HealthyVeganRecipes.net/Europe.
Today’s creation is another sweet treat. Phil and I had a bit of a sweet tooth lately but we don’t have an oven here in our hostel which is amazing and Phil’s gonna show you the view at the back of our room here off the balcony but we don’t have an oven but we do have a kitchen in our room which is awesome.
And what I created yesterday and I’m gonna make for you today is a stove hot apple crisp and it’s low fat again, it’s like the cookies I showed you last week where I don’t use ay oil so it’s actually not really a crisp kind of apple crisp it’s more like apple yumminess.
Anyway! So I’ve got things started here, I chopped up two apples and they’re in a pot on the back burner here. I added a little bit of blueberry juice that we bought and a little bit of water and then I’ve just got some low heat on them so they can start to soften while I put together the topping.
And the main ingredient for the topping is our oats and these one are short flake oats or quake oats and so they get very sticky and mushy when you add water to them but if you have regular large flake oats which is probably what I prefer but didn’t have any in the store.
So if you have some large flakes oats I recommend adding a bit of flour in this recipe but for the short ones, the quick ones, the flours gonna make it pretty sticky so I probably leave it out.
Then what I’ve got is some of my cinnamon nutmeg all spice – spice blend so I’m gonna add a little bit to the topping as well as a little bit to the apples as they cook.
And although cinnamon does taste good it is not sweet on its own, it does make thing taste sweet but it has a little bit of bitter flavour if you put too much in so don’t be doing that.
Then I’ve got some unrefined cane sugar here and I got some questions last week about alternatives for sugar and what you can use is any type of liquid sweetener so brown rice syrup is one of my favourite at home or maple syrup and you can also just use more fruit so you could if you want to puree some banana or add some apple sauce or something like that to the topping that’s gonna be excellent as well.
I’m gonna add just a little bit of sugar to these apples as well just because it helps them to soften, so do these apples, stir around here. Just turn that up a little bit.
Stir these together and the final thing I’m gonna add in the topping is some walnuts. Phil and I have been missing out on our flax seeds so there she is. Omega three, we got some walnuts. I’m just crushing up a little bit with my hands so that the chunks aren’t as big in the topping and you can add as many as you like here.
Yesterday I also added some coconut into topping but I don’t have any left. Well that’s gonna be good in here.
Coconut, walnuts, any type of nuts! Any thoughts Phil?
Anyway let your creativity ran wild!
So now that I got everything mix together I’m gonna add some water and you just wanna add enough so that these comes together. Ok! Like I said it will get too sticky if you add too much water, if you had too much flour especially with these quake oats.
So, that’s looking pretty nice there right? And when it’s all ready to go all you need to do is jump these over the apples. You can hear it starting to bubble away down there.
And all you’re really looking for is for the apples to soften up a bit and for the oats to heat up.
So I’m going to put a lid on these because otherwise the moisture from the bottom of the apples will evaporate and then it will stick to the bottom which is not a good scene.
So keep an eye on it. Shouldn’t take too long I’d say 10 minutes or so and it will be ready to eat.
I’ll go show people our view.
If I can get through the door with no handle.
So we’re in a town called Split Croatia just outside of the town actually and it’s not all that great of a town but as you can see we’re pretty much on the Mediterranean here on this, on the first-second floor of this balcony and we have a cool tree right next to us and we have a really good internet connection which is not the most important thing to most people who are travelling but we are working we travel.
Hi! – Hey!
So, a few minutes and we’ve got a lovely, piping hot, low fat apple crisp. Cute set to satisfy our sweet tooth. I don’t know what that is but maybe Halloween. I don’t know!
Anyway you can find the recipe at HealthyVeganRecipes.net and be sure to check out all of the videos of our travels both cooking and the cities that we visited at HealthyVeganRecipes.net/Europe.