Friday, February 22, 2013

Skinny Apple Crisp for One

It's really hard to not eat dessert when you're trying to stick to a healthy diet. I know this all too well, as I've been eating terribly lately. It's time to get back on track! This apple crisp recipe feels like dessert, but with no sugar whole grains, it's actually pretty healthy. Give it a try the next time you've got a sweet tooth!

These gala apples are so pretty!

Apple Mixture

1 large apple, chopped (I prefer gala)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Crumble Mixture

1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon butter or margarine, cut into tiny pieces
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon finely chopped almonds
4 tablespoons quick oats


Preheat oven to 350*. In a small mixing bowl, combine the first three ingredients. Pour the mixture into a very small oven-safe baking dish (or a large ramekin) that has been coated with nonstick spray. In the same mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (except for the butter pieces). Pour this mixture over the apple mixture. Evenly distribute the butter squares over the top of the crumble mixture. Cook for 35 minutes, or until the dish is slightly crisp.

Optional: I think that the apples taste sweet enough to me, but if you want to sweeten it up without the calories of sugar, add a packet of artificial sweetener to the crumble mixture.

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