Healthy Apple Crisp [UPDATED]Published 8:44am Friday, December 7, 2012 Updated 8:44am Friday, December 7, 2012
My family swears you won’t know the difference between this recipe and grandma’s that is full of refined sugar and fat. If you love apple crisp but are watching carbs and calories, try this healthy alternative that is so easy to make. A previous article mentioned some healthy pantry choices. This recipe includes some of the same ingredients- Brown Rice Flower; Smart Balance Butter Sticks (a blend of real butter and Smart Balance Spread); Truvia; and Splenda Blend Brown Sugar- which are all available at Walmart. Stevia is a natural, plant based sugar substitute. It is about twice as sweet in baking as cane sugar, so you only need half as much when substituting it in a recipe. I don’t use much Splenda, but include the blend for the brown sugar taste.
Heat oven to 350
12- 15 Apples
1 ½ c brown rice flour
2/3 c smart butter slightly softened
½ c brown sugar blend
¼ c Stevia plus 1 to 2 tablespoons for sprinkling
2 teaspoons cinnamon (or 1 teas cinnamon and 1 teas pumpkin spice)
Peel core and slice enough apples to fill a 9 x 13 pan, but not over the height of the rim.
As you are peeling apples, place in a large bowl, sprinkling with Stevia and cinnamon about every two apples. When you are done peeling, stir apples to evenly distribute Stevia and cinnamon on apples.
Place apples in baking pan.
Cream butter, sugars, flour and 1 tsp of the cinnamon in small bowl. I like to do the final mix by hand to get a nice crumbly texture.
Add crumb mixture to top of apple, letting some fill in cracks.
Serves about 12