Thursday, October 4, 2012

An Apple a Day…Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

Garden harvest is almost done.  The last of the wild flowers picked.. this one , a beautiful mallow that has a real ethereal quality about it.. soft and magical. The geese are flying south early!  I felt the swishing of their wings as a magnificent flock formation flew just over my head last weekend as I was transplanting some trees in a warm light rain. I feel so blessed this time of year.

Ah Autumn, a time to slow down and feel grounded, reflect, sit back and enjoy your harvest, whether it be food or wonderful summer fun and travel.  I love to make apple pies, apple crisp, eat apples and drink cider. Enjoy the health benefits of apples and this delicious apple crisp recipe I found through Sunflower Coop in Waterbury. A Simple recipe to help you move into winter with more immunity and vitality.  

APPLE BENEFITS: apples pack 4 grams of soluble fiber and are only 95 calories filling you up, giving you sweet kick and a good source of Vitamin c.(4 grams per medium apple) for a modest amount of calories (95) makes apples a filling, sweet snack.  They also protect bones, lower cholesterol, supports diabetes by lowering the body’s need for insulin.  An Apple a Day...

You will need:
  • 3-4 red Autumn apples, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider or fruit juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup organic rolled oats 
  • ½ cup mixed grains of choice
  • ½ teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple cider or fruit juice

DIRECTIONS: In bowl, combine first four ingredients for apple mixture, and toss gently. In another bowl, mix last four ingredients for topping. Add more oats or juice, as needed. The topping should not be too wet. Butter and flour a 7" to 8" square baking pan. Add apple mixture, topped with oat mixture. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until the topping is gently browned.
Serves 4-6


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