Our Favorite Apple Crisp

Homemade apple crisp is on every menu plan I make, it seems. And if I am efficient enough to produce a three-week meal plan to feed this large family of mine, apple crisp is likely to be on it at least twice.

It is one of our favorites, and though technically a dessert, I suppose, we sometimes have it atop oatmeal for breakfast. Or we just have apple crisp for breakfast. {smile} And it makes a yummy smoothie, too, all blended up with milk or yogurt and a banana or two.

Good stuff, we think. I am happy to share my recipe with you!

Our Favorite Apple Crisp

Lightly grease or butter a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).

3 pounds of tart apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter (for dotting)

Place the apple slices into the prepared 9 x 13 inch baking dish and distribute them evenly. In a small mixing bowl, combine the granulated sugar and the ground cinnamon and then sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apple slices. Stir the apple slices around a bit to coat them with the cinnamon sugar, then spread them evenly in the baking dish again.

Cut the butter into tiny pieces and sprinkle them evenly over the sugared apple slices.

Topping Ingredients:

2 cups quick rolled oats (dry, uncooked)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
8 Tablespoons coconut oil

Combine all of the topping ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Using clean hands (or a wooden spoon) mix them together thoroughly, being sure that the dry ingredients are moistened with the coconut oil.

Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the apple slices in the baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees (F) for about one hour, until the apples are tender and the topping is nicely browned. Carefully remove the finished apple crisp from the oven and allow it to cool a bit before serving.

Apple crisp fills the house with the most delightful and cozy aroma as it bakes... and then, yum! I hope you like my version of this familiar favorite as much as we do.


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