I LOVE apple crisp. And apple pie, baked apples, and well… anything of that sort. Year round. But now that its fall and apples are in season that means apple crisp is even better than it usually is, if that is even possible.
A couple weeks ago my roommates and I went apple picking and picked 70 apples. That’s right SEVENTY. We had no clue we actually got that many until we came home and counted them. Oops.
We’ve actually been doing good work on the apples and have almost eaten them all over a couple weeks but they’re nearing the end of their lifetime so it was time to make some yummy apple recipe.
When there’s apple crisp in front of me, I cannot stop eating it. I swear I could eat the whole pan if I let myself. These apple crisp bites are PERFECT because they are portioned out by the apple. You can make just one, or make a few for your friends and family. Also there’s just enough crumble on top so it doesn’t take over the apple but you get some in each bite. Yum. I am drooling.
Start with your apples. I used Fuji because that’s the kind we picked from the apple farm but you can use any kind. I hear braeburn, golden delicious, and jonagold make great apple pies, but feel free to experiment! Cut apples in half and remove the core. Cut out a large enough chunk so that there is some room for the oat filling later.
Mix oats, salt, cinnamon, coconut flour, and xylitol together. If you don’t know much about xylitol read about it here. It is a natural sugar substitute that looks and tastes like sugar but has fewer calories and doesn’t spike blood sugar levels or insulin. This was my first time using xylitol and I loved it. I couldn’t tell the difference between it and regular sugar. When dry ingredients are mixed, add in vanilla extract and the melted coconut oil and mix well.
Place apples on greased baking sheet and stuff oat mixture into the cored apples.
Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the type of apple. The Fuji apples I used actually took about 45 minutes. Just keep and eye on them and remove them from the oven when apples are as soft as you prefer.
Let cool and enjoy!! They aren’t SUPER sweet so if you’ve got a sweet tooth add a little vanilla ice cream. 🙂 One apple is the perfect amount that you don’t feel guilty or overly full after eating it. Although I won’t lie, when I finished my apple I still wanted more…!