I love any dessert made with apples. They remind me of my grandma to be honest.
When I was around 12, I would go over to her house and she would teach me how to make apple pie. It is one of my most vivid memories of her. She was cute, and always tried to protect me from "the stove."
At the age of 12 I was already cooking by myself at home, as my mom didn't really enjoy cooking and I didn't enjoy cleaning. So I would make dinner and she would be on dish duty. (I have to admit, I love a clean kitchen but still to this day do not enjoy dishes :)).
My grandma would teach me how to measure things, and sometimes it was a dash here and there but she would never let me go near the stove. That is what grandma's do, teach you but make sure you're extra safe. As I write this it put a smirk on my face as I can picture her and I baking together and she getting antsy about me going near the stove (even though I cooked most meals at home). It is one of my favourite memories of her.
She also taught me how to make lasagna, cheese deals (english muffin with cheese whiz and bacon - not healthy but tasted amazing), and banana muffins.
Although I know more about food now than when I was 12 and I change my recipes to be "healthier" and have less refined sugar, and to be gluten free/dairy free she helped teach me the basics of baking. We would always love to go to her house as she would always have some sort of freshly baked treats for us to enjoy.
(I forgot to take a picture of the full thing, I had a few hungry little people awaiting their apple crisp)
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free
8 Organic Apples
1 Tbsp. Tapicoa Starch
1/3 Cup Dairy Free Butter (I use Earth Balance Margerine, can use butter if you aren't dairy free)
1 1/2 tsp plus 1 Tbsp Organic Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla - I make sure it is pure, and doesn't contain additives like polypropylene glycol in it.
1 1/2 Cups Gluten Free Oats - I like Bob Red Mills.
1/2 Cup Almond Flour
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash and peel the apples.
Cut them into small pieces and line a 8 x 12 casserole dish.
Add 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (this measurement is approximate, I just sprinkle a light layer on top of the apples), add the tapioca flour (this is used as a thickener to prevent a watery apple crisp.
In a small sauce pan melt the butter. Remove from heat and add the maple syrup, vanilla, 1 Tbsp of cinnamon, coconut sugar then stir to combine. Add the gluten free oats, and almond flour and mix until combined.
Take the crumble and spread out evenly over the apples.
Bake in the oven for approximately 60 minutes until the apples are soft and the top is golden brown.
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