I am always looking to create simple healthy desserts that still satisfy my dessert cravings. This apple oatmeal crumble hit the spot. It took all of five minutes to throw together and baked up perfectly in a stainless steel sauté pan in the oven. This is the ultimate comfort dish in my opinion. Curl up on the couch in your pajamas with a big bowl of this and what more could you need?
A tiny bit of maple syrup and honey are the only added sweeteners, allowing the apples, oats and almonds to really shine. You could definitely cook this in a cast iron pan and then set it right on your Thanksgiving table. I guarantee your guests won’t believe this is actually good for you!
I was out of ice cream (a shame, I know), but a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of this would definitely make it heavenly. I am also thinking this would go really well with some yogurt in the morning. Make this for your next family gathering or just to make your Monday night a little bit better. Enjoy!
Light Apple Oatmeal Crumble
2 granny smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. grapeseed oil or canola oil
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a small stainless steel or cast iron skillet.
In a small bowl, combine first five ingredients. Pour into pan.
In another small bowl combine the oats, almonds, honey, oil and cinnamon.
Sprinkle the topping over the apples in the pan. Bake 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
Note: You can make this in a larger sauté pan or even a 9 x 13 baking dish, but you will need to double or triple the recipe and may need to alter the cooking time