When we hear the word “November”, the first things that come to mind, of course, are Thanksgiving and gratitude, but we also can’t help but think of all the flavors of the fall, like apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. When you’re trying to lose weight, a lot of the things that incorporate these flavors tend to be “off limits”. We don’t want anyone bummed out during holiday celebrations, so we always do our best to find ways to take traditional treats, like apple crisp, and make them healthier without sacrificing anything in the flavor department.
Unlike other recipes, this apple crisp contains no white flour, no white sugar, and no trans fats. Of course, it’s still considered a treat, but with apples and healthy fats from the nuts, it’s a treat that you can feel good about.
What You Need:
- 6 large apples (we recommend Empire, Granny Smith or Honeycrisp – or a mix of all three! – but you can use whatever you like/have)
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of honey (we recommend using raw, local honey, if you can)
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 1/4 cup crushed pecans
What to Do:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel, core, and slice apples. Combine nutmeg and cinnamon, and then toss spice mixture in a mixing bowl with slice apples, lemon juice, and honey.
- Once apples are evenly coated, transfer apple mixture to a 9 x 9 glass baking pan.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in almond flour and crushed peach. Place crumb mixture on top of apples.
- Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes, remove foil, and then continue baking for another 30 minutes.