We can't resist this lightened up version of the crowd-pleasing dessert!
Apple-Berry Crisps are made in individual ramekins. What’s wonderful about this recipe is that there is no refined sugar or white flour. Instead, honey is used and whole oats are ground to make a flour.
Walnuts are added to this tasty recipe, so fat content is increased, but it’s in the form of monounsaturated fat, a heart healthy fat that is easy for the body to metabolize. Also, note that olive oil can be used, but stay away from extra virgin or virgin olive oil as the taste is stronger and not usually great for baking sweet dishes. Regular olive oil, however, usually works just fine in baking sweets. Since it’s one of the most healthful oils around, there is no reason not to use it.
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- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup honey for a sweeter topping, use 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons canola oil or olive oil (NOT extra virgin or virgin olive oil)
- 1/4 cup walnuts chopped, optional
- olive oil or canola oil cooking spray
- 2 cups apples chopped, peeled, pitted, and chopped into small pieces
- 2 cups fresh berries of choice
- 1 lemon zested
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch or flour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Grind 1 1/2 cups oats by placing in a food processor or blender and pulsing until a flour consistency. In a medium bowl, combine the oat flour and 1 cup of remaining oats. Add the chopped walnuts if using. Add the oil and honey and mix until crumbly.
- Spray each ramekin with olive or canola cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine chopped apples, berries, lemon zest, lemon juice, and honey. Mix spices and cornstarch in a small bowl and sprinkle over apple-berry mixture, toss gently to combine. Place apple-berry mixture in individual ramekins or in a casserole dish. Top with the oat mixture. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden on top and bubbly.
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Quick (& possibly silly) question: Assuming this recipe can be prepared in 1 baking pan rather than in separate ramekins, what size pan would I use, & would any other modifications be needed? Thanks!
Christena, I would recommend using a 9×13 casserole dish, or close. No other modifications are needed. Enjoy! 🙂
This looks delicious. Since I currently have all the ingredients here, I'm going to make this tomorrow.