Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Little Apple Crisps and Being Resourceful

I really wanted to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies the other day when it snowed. My wonderful and sarcastic friend suggested I bake 3 at a time in my toaster oven. I opted not to do that, but I did make these cute little apple crisps a few days later. Based on this recipe, this is what Graham and I did:

1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp whole wheat flour (always trying to sneak it in!)
2 Tbsp quick cooking oatmeal
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter, cold and cut into little pieces
2 fuji apples, peeled and cut (sliced and halved, if that makes sense)
about 1 Tbsp of maple syrup
little more cinnamon

Mix together the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter (I finally bought one) or two knives to cut in the butter until it's crumbly. Mix the apples, syrup and cinnamon together and split into four custard size ramekins. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples. Bake in a toaster oven (this also conserves energy vs using a big oven, yay!) at 375 until tops are brown and apples are bubbly. It took mine about 25 minutes. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream, if you like! (Who wouldn't?).

Without too much added butter and sugar, and with the whole wheat flour and oats, this is actually a fairly healthy dessert. Definitely counts as a serving of fruit! I let Graham eat one on Valentine's day for breakfast, sans ice cream, with yogurt. As soon as my oven gets here (it's scheduled for this week, we'll see), I am totally making cookies.

1 comment:

  1. Looks awesome. We are on the same page again. Check out our apple tart.