Sunday, February 15, 2009

Apple Crisp

One of the many diets I've been on is the South Beach Diet. It's probably the BEST one I've experienced, being the easiest to maintain. ( Over time, I became lazy and stopped paying attention to what I was cramming into my face.) Today's recipe is one I gleaned from the South Beach message board many years ago. It seems like it has a lot of fat in it, but I make it very often, and STILL lose weight!

Apple Crisp
serves 4
preheat oven to 350 degrees

4 medium-sized tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 C rolled oats
1/4 C oat flour (place 1/4 C rolled oats in a blender to make this)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2.5 T + 3/8 C Splenda, divided
1/2 C Smart Balance buttery spread
1 T cinnamon
2 T water

Spray a casserole dish with Pam. Place apples in a large bowl with nutmeg, cinnamon, water, and 3/8 C Splenda. Toss until apples are well-coated and transfer to casserole dish.

In a small bowl, combine the oats, 2.5 T Splenda, and oat flour. Add Smart Balance and work together with your fingers until combined.

*Note: this will seem like a sticky mess and you'll think something has gone horribly wrong. Don't worry - it will be delicious and crunchy at the end. Place this oat mixture on top of the apples.

Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes. Top should be golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

And, as Charmaine of High Desert Diva commented, this is wonderful the next day for breakfast. Not as crisp, but still good.

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  1. This would make a really good breakfast...

  2. Cecile/DreamCreateRepeatFeb 15, 2009, 7:09:00 AM

    ummmm...yummy sounding update on something like Grandma used to make!

  3. this looks delicious...and if you can lose weight eating this kind of food, then i'd say you've found the secret! and for breakfast? i would certainly think so!! :)

  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Yummmmm! I love apple crisp!

  5. It looks really good!

    Did South Beach really work for you? I found it difficult to work out while on it. I was always tired and lost quite a bit of muscle mass in the end.

  6. my mouth is seriously watering ... YUM!

  7. Oh Yum!! I love visiting your blog on Sunday's, but I really wish it were in person so I could try some of these recipes...

  8. uh - this looks lovely! Can you have whip cream with that?

  9. I have to confess...I'm addicted to Apple Crisp!

  10. That looks yummy! I'll have to try it - thanks for the recipe!

  11. Cecile/DreamCreateRepeatFeb 16, 2009, 7:35:00 AM

    just had to pop back in after your comment on my post....

    nude cooking might lead to more spousal dishwashing, but it might also lead to some interesting explanations at the emergency room!

  12. anxious to learn more about you and your work...miss fanciful lead me to you...hugs, rebecca

  13. That looks so yummy...thanks for sharing the receipe.

  14. That looks absolutely delightful.

  15. Mmm... that looks fantastic!! I tried SB diet. It didn't work for me, but I did end up with a lot of great recipes that I was able to use when I went on Weight Watchers (luckily that one worked)

    I'll definitely have to try that apple crisp! Yum!

  16. Sounds like a delicious crisp Shibori Girl!! Hope you and your marbleman had a wonderful Valentines day!!