Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Apple Crisp Mini Desserts- Lightened

Oh my yumminess! Today I made a little after school snack for the kids and they were a big hit! I wanted to have a little something for them (okay, and me) without risking binging on leftovers so I made individual apple crisps in ramekins. They turned out so amazing! I used a little bit of coconut oil on the top of them after I drizzled some melted butter on. I wanted to cut the dairy in this recipe to almost nothing. It worked great! Who says Apple Crisp is for Fall? Not me!!

Apple Crisp Mini Desserts

3 small apples ( I used organic Galas)
2 tsp. orange zest
2-3 Tbsp. orange juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. sugar ( I used organic sugar, next time I will try honey)

Peel the apples then dice them into smaller bite sized pieces so they fit nicely in the ramekins. In a small bowl mix together the apples, orange zest, orange juice, cinnamon and sugar. Mix well and divide evenly between 3 ramekins.

1/4 C. oats
1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
A pinch of sea salt
3 Tbsp. chopped pecans
2 Tbsp. butter- melted (organic for me)
3 tsp. coconut oil (optional)
3 Tbsp. chopped pecans

In a small bowl mix the oats, flour, sugar, sea salt and pecans. Mix well. Pour over the 3 ramekins with the apples. Drizzle the melted butter over the ramekins. If you are using coconut oil put 1 tsp. of oil on the top of each dessert. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

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