My usual go-to snack before bedtime is dried fruit or sweet potato chips. It's easy and keeps me from doing any work in the kitchen when I'm wanting to relax. But there are some nights when a quick fix just won't do. I want something fresh, homemade, and straight out of the oven to eat under a blanket with a good movie. If there are apples in my fridge when this need-for-comfort-food strikes, I whip up my favorite Apple Crisp and eat more than my fair share.
I've made it dozens of times and it always does the trick. It's a pretty simple dish to make, just expect a waiting time while it's in the oven baking itself to sheer perfection. It works really well with Vanilla Island Coconut Bliss Ice Cream if you want an extra dose of dairy-free sweetness. Most of the time, I eat it by itself because it truly is wonderful on its own, and because I usually don't have any ice cream on hand.
Baked Apple Crisp (Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Egg-Free)
7 apples, peeled, cored, sliced into thin pieces
1/4 cup orange juice (juice of 2-3 oranges)
2 tbs. raw honey (melted to liquid)
1 tbs. pure maple syrup
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
In a large bowl, mix together apples, orange juice, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour into a pie dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven to sprinkle crumble on top.
1 cup almond flour/meal
2 tbs. finely ground pecans
4 tbs. raw honey (melted to liquid)
2 tbs. coconut oil or spread (softened)
Mix together almond flour, pecans, honey and coconut oil in a small bowl until well combined. Take small portions of it into your hands and sprinkle chunks of it onto the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.