Apple crisp is a cozy bake full of delicious apples covered in cinnamon-sweetness and topped with a crispy layer of oats, this recipe is perfect anytime, especially the cold season.
Fall is the beginning of the “keep me warm and cozy” season that runs through to the end of winter. During this time of year, it’s natural to gravitate more toward comfort foods, like this tasty Apple Crisp. You know, the foods that makes us warm and fuzzy all over! The foods that make us stop in the middle of almost every bite thinking, “This is heaven!” It’s not just about the being snuggled up under a blanket, or sitting near a fire place. In fact, it’s a lot more about what we consume during these colder months than you think!
Did you know?
- In cold weather, your body temperature normally drops and your metabolism increases so you tend to burn slightly more calories to stay warm
- Breathing in cold and dry air forces your body to humidify that air and with each breath, you lose significant amounts of water
- One of the biggest nutritional needs during winter is proper hydration, so drink lots of water
- You need more complex carbohydrates to stay warm and spike energy in the cold
- Soups, chili, bread, bagels, pasta with tomato sauce, baked potatoes, cereals, peanut butter, lean meat, and low-fat cheese are good choices sources of complex carbs
- Plan to eat a small snack (100-200 calories) every 30 to 45 minutes
- Eat warm or hot food whenever possible
- Decrease caffeine consumption
Why make Apple Crisp?
This Apple Crisp recipe is a great way to get in some carbs and a warm dish during the cold. It can be eaten for breakfast or a snack to keep you energized. It’s light so it won’t make you feel sluggish after having a serving. You can boost your sweet-game by adding a dollop of whip cream. The oats in this recipe are a great source of those positive carbs your body needs to replenish energy and stay warm. The base of this dessert is apples and we all know how important apples are.
What goes into this dessert?
- cubed golden apples
- honey or sugar
- brown sugar
- old fashioned oats
- ½ cup butter or coconut oil
- 6 large golden apples cubed
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon divided
- ¼ cup honey or sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup flour
- ¾ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup butter or coconut oil softened
- Preheat oven to 350F. Meanwhile, peel and cube the apples into small to medium sized cubes then place in a greased 4×4 baking
- To the apples add ½ tablespoon cinnamon, nutmeg, honey or sugar. Mix well.
- In another bowl mix the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, ½ tablespoon cinnamon, softened butter. Evenly sprinkle the mix on top of the apples. Bake for about 55-60 minutes. Enjoy warm with whipped cream or ice cream.