After the holidays and before my Clean Program detox, I decided I needed a serious break from sugar. Typically, I start the day with coffee and later have a small baked good. Sometimes it's a homemade muffin or a slice of pumpkin or cinnamon bread. One of my favorites is coffee cake. I needed something less sugary, but still sweet. I immediately thought of organic apples, since they're sweet and easily available at my favorite food stores. Apple crisps are so easy to make, they only require a few ingredients that take minutes to assemble, and they taste amazing. I started by chopping about 4 apples with the skins and placing them into an 8 by 8 baking dish.
Then, I sprinkled cinnamon all over the apples and mixed them right in the baking dish with my hands.
Now, on to the topping. I took some oatmeal, chopped walnuts, whole wheat pastry flour, more cinnamon, and a bit of nutmeg and stirred them together in a bowl.
After that, I added some canola oil and a tiny bit of agave and stirred again.
Finally, I placed the topping over the apples in the baking dish, like this.
I baked the crisp at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. I knew it was done when the smell coming out of the kitchen was amazing, the apples were sizzling, and they looked something like this.
I had a little bit whenever I craved something sweet. The crunchy walnut, the filling oatmeal, and the apple-cinnamon combination was perfect!
I will definitely make this again after I finish my Clean detox, since I'm taking a break from gluten during the cleanse. I bet this would be amazing with peaches in the summer! Can't wait to try that!