Kristi Whitley

Healthy Living

Apple Crisp

Makes 9 servings

Choose a tart variety of apple, such as Pippin or Granny Smith, for an especially tasty dessert. For a special treat, top it with vanilla non-dairy "ice cream".

4 green apples, peeled and cored

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

Slice apples thinly and spread in a 9"!9" baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine oats, walnuts, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Stir to mix, then spread evenly over apples.

Bake until apples are tender when pierced with a knife, about 35 minutes. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Per serving (1/9 of crisp)

Calories: 182, Fat: 7.3 g, Saturated Fat: 0.8 g, Calories from Fat: 36.2%, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Protein: 3.8 g, Carbohydrates: 27.6 g, Sugar: 14.9 g
Fiber: 2.9 g, Sodium: 70 mg, Calcium: 33 mg, Iron: 1.1 mg, Vitamin C: 3.7 mg, Beta Carotene: 11 mpg, Vitamin E: 0.2 mg, 

Source: Healthy Eating for Life for Children by Amy Lanou, Ph.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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