Good morning! Hope you all have enjoyed a good weekend. I am on my way out the door for the Ugly Sweater 5K run with a group of gals. It’s going to be COLD!!
I wanted to share with you first a Gingerbread Granola recipe I put together last week. I have always steered clear of granola due its usual high sugar, butter and oil content. This recipe I created contains NO butter or oil and incorporates nutrient dense ingredients.
I was pleasantly surprised that my first batch turned out really good. I packaged it up into mason jars and handed them out to some of my coworkers for a fun holiday gift.
Merry Christmas! Have a great Sunday!
Don’t mind the awful color to the pictures. I am signed up for a Photoshop class this coming Saturday. Also on the list is a ‘Sony DSLR for Dummies’ Class in the very near future. I wonder where I can find one of those….
Better For You Apple Crisp
- 4 Apples- sliced
- 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
- 4 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
- 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
- 2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 3 packets Stevia
Cut apples to bite size pieces.
Mix all ingredients (minus apples) into a gallon size zip-lock bag. Once liquids, sugar and spices are all mixed together, add apples and massage until fully coated. Pour ingredients into a square baking dish, sprayed with a light coating of oil.
Now for the crumbly topping.
Oatmeal Topping Ingredients
- 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
- 1/2 Cup Oatmeal for food processor
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar Stevia (or 1/2 cup light brown sugar)
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
In a glass measuring cup, melt butter, set aside. In a food processor, grind 1/2 cup oatmeal to consistency of flour.
Mix ground oatmeal, 1/2 cup whole oatmeal, cinnamon and brown sugar into butter. Drop by tablespoons on top of apple mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Enjoy!!