Monday, June 11, 2012

Apple Crisp, gluten free

Apple Crisp, Gluten Free

I have to be honest, this is not my recipe.  I am sharing it on my page because I am in love with the simplicity of making this wholesome and amazingly delicious dessert.  Well, sometimes dessert.  Being the rebel that I am, I have absolutely served it for breakfast more than once.  It's all healthy stuff.  Why not serve it up to start your day?

Enough teasing, I'm going to share the recipe with the (very few) changes I made, but you should check out the original.  There are even luscious pictures to lure you in further on the original post.

Know what else? Tonight I tried it with fresh cherries.  It worked beautifully.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

7ish apples, unpeeled, cored and chopped (or enough cherries to adequately fill the bottom of your baking dish- you judge how high they should pile for a healthy serving!)
4ish tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c fresh cranberries (if you are using apples- but optional still)
1/2 c maple syrup- use the real thing
1/4 c chopped raw pumpkin seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon (only 1/2 tsp for cherry crisp)
1 c quinoa flakes
1/2 c butter flavored Spectrum shortening or Soy Free Earth Balance margarine

Preheat the oven to 375.
Put the apples in a 9x13 glass baking dish if you like a light layer, or a 9x9 if you like a thick apple/cherry crisp.  Sprinkle the lemon juice and the vanilla over the fruit and stir around a bit. (No added sugar is needed, it'll be sweet enough. Really.)
Combine the quinoa flakes, cinnamon, and chopped pumpkin seeds in a bowl and stir to distribute the cinnamon evenly.  Stir in maple syrup and mix thoroughly.  Cut in the Spectrum or Earth Balance.  Sprinkle over fruit.  (again, if you used a 9x9 you'll get a thicker more generous crisp topping).
Bake 40-45 minutes until fruit is bubbly and crisp topping is lightly browned and looking, well, crisp.
Serve hot or cold, and adding a bit of whipped coconut cream or non-dairy ice cream just adds to the yum factor. 

The additional beauty here? If made carefully this is gluten free, soy free, corn free, egg free, dairy free, nut free, refined sugar free, but still HUGE on delicious.  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious!!! will definitely try it ;o)
    Thanks for sharing...


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