A homemade apple crisp served with vanilla bean ice cream…
On Thanksgiving we served this apple crisp and it was the best apple crisp I have ever made. What’s great about this recipe is that it doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving for you to make it. You can serve it any time of year and everyone will love this dessert.
To find out what the best apple crisp consisted of I started by researching how to make an apple crisp. The most important thing is cutting the butter into the flour sugar topping so it is like pea size. I found a few recipes that I liked and took certain characteristics from each recipe to make, in my opinion, the best apple crisp you have ever had.
Here’s what you need: (Most likely you have the ingredients on hand)
Topping: 1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour, about 1/2 cup or less of rolled oats, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, pinch of salt, 6 tablespoons of cold butter, and handful chopped pecans
Filling: 6 baking apples peeled and cut into wedges, juice of half a lemon, 3 tablespoons of flour, 1/4 cup of chopped pecans, 3 heaping tablespoons brown sugar.
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Make filling by combining apples, lemon juice, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans in a bowl. Pour into a buttered baking dish of your choice.
- Make topping by combining flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Blend the butter into the topping mixture until pea size lumps form. Fold in chopped pecans and place on top of apple mixture.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until topping is browned. Let sit for 10 minutes and enjoy!
Apple Spiced Muffins!
I am still trying to use up all my apples from apple picking the other day. I am finding new ways to use apples and loving it. I love to grab a muffin but sometimes when you get from a coffee shop you just don’t know what’s in them.
Today, I decided to make my own apple spiced muffins. These apple spiced muffins are sprinkled with extra cinnamon (of course that doesn’t hurt) and you can actually taste the chunks of apples as you eat them- yum!
The apple spiced muffins have ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg.
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- a little less then 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup of melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup of chopped apples (I left majority skin on)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 cup muffin pan with paper.
Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, and spices
Combine butter and sugar, then add egg and mix well. Add milk and vanilla to wet mixture. Slowly addd the dry ingredients to the liquid mixture until blended.
Spoon batter into muffin pan with tablespoon until almost full bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Recipe from http://www.cooks.com/recipe/mh9uo3c8/apple-spice-muffins.html
Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds is a hearty and healthy breakfast that will leave you full all day long. Now that I am back in school I am always looking for the easiest and most convenient meals during the week.
I have seen many overnight oat recipes online but never thought I would like them. But, I was wrong. They are delicious and this literally kept me full for so long, not to mention I was able to grab this out of the refrigerator (already made) in the morning and quickly eat it!
Another good thing about over night oats is that you constantly keep changing the ingredients that you put in so you never get bored! But if you find a recipe you like then it’s great to just keep using it. This is my first time making overnight oats so I decided to go with a classic combination of apples and cinnamon. But next time I think I will try pumpkin for fall.
Incase you’re not sure what overnight oats are all it is an oatmeal, milk of your choice (almond milk) and other ingredients that sit overnight in the fridge so you don’t even need to cook them!
Here’s What You Will Need:
- half an apple cubed
- 1/3 cup of uncooked oats
- 1/2 cup plus 1-2 tablespoons of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon or to taste of light agave nectar
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
What to do:
- Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or a container. Put the lid on and shake it so all the ingredients are mixed.
- Put in refrigerator over night for the next morning and enjoy!
- In the morning you can top with extra chopped apple or chia seeds and this will last 2 days in the refrigerator.