Friday, October 22, 2010

Crisp!

It's Friday-
I have had a fun week and I cannot believe another week of October is coming to an end. The time is just going by so fast!
We started the day with an almost 6-mile (5.6) run with the BOB Brigade. It was an abbreviated group today as it was just Jana and me with the baby girls, which is fun none the less. I am really loving these jogger runs with Jana. It's nice to reconnect with her and have our daughter's play together for a bit post-run. I also really enjoy her company and we have some interesting (and silly) conversations about life, fitness, family and any other things that pops into our heads.
It was a very CRISP morning out there today! Brrrrr...about 37 degrees when we left! I was prepared for this cold today and I pulled out the thermal running tights and my LLBean base layers. Earlier this week I picked up a great tech shirt at Old Navy of all places-bright, bright pinky-orange color with reflective tape on the upper back (and only $16.00!) It is JUST PERFECT to put on over all those layers and be seen-especially for those early mornings or running in snow storms (one of my favorite times to run!)
After the run, Lola and I stopped at Dunkin Donuts for a cup of Pumpkin coffee and a munchin (coffee for me and a munchin for the munchin). Then it was off to do some errands and restock some of the necessities in the fridge for the weekend. Beer for hubby and organic mixed baby greens for me!

Lola and I are going to be making some healthy Apple Crisp today. I tweaked a recipe I got from my mother-in-laws diabetic cookbook on Tuesday and it came out quite good. So good in fact that I am making it again for us and a batch for them! So we want to share with YOU too.
We went apple picking a couple weeks ago and we still have TONS of apples-and they are HUGE! I only needed to use 3 apples for this recipe because they were so big! So use your best judgement. If your apples are small use more, if you have BIG apples then use less.

A Healthy Twist on Apple Crisp

3-4 large apples
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
1 tablespoon brown sugar, sucanat or demerara sugar

crisp topping:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
3 tablespoons brown sugar, sucanat or demerara sugar
1 tablespoon apple pie spice
1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon butter OR olive oil
2 tablespoons low fat sour cream
walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 400.
Peel, core and slice your apples.
Place into a glass baking dish
Add the flour, sugar and spices to the apples.
Toss well until the apples are evenly coated.

In a large mixing bowl-
combine the flour, oats, sugar, spice, salt, flax
cut in your butter/margarine if using
OR
drizzle with olive oil
mix well, breaking up clumps until it looks like sandy gravel
add the sour cream and repeat the above step until it is well incorporated
Top your seasoned apples with the crisp mixture, covering the apples evenly. Rough chop your walnuts and top the crisp mixture (if using)


Bake in the oven until the topping is golden brown and the apples are bubbly~appx 30-40 mins depending on the density of the apple.


ENJOY!! It's even better with vanilla ice cream~

10 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love apple crisp

Heather said...

This looks really good and yummy! I'm going to make it, I have lots of apples at home. Thanks for sharing!

Emz said...

okay - this may actually be the post I've waited 33 years for.
Healthy
Apple
and
Crisp
never workout for me.

I'm doing this!!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Yummy! We make crisps on the weekends for breakfast, with all kinds of fruit.

Aimee said...

Yum! That looks delicious and I love how the ingredients are pretty healthy!
Do you think I could use plain yogurt instead of sour cream??

Melissa Cunningham said...

yummmmmmm-o!!!!
glad you got your run in!!!

Teamarcia said...

mmmm that crisp looks amazing!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

OMG, that looks sooo good. And i was just reading the blog www.thisweekfordinner.com, asking for apple recipes. I'm gonna send her this link!;-)

Julie said...

It is the perfect time/weather for apple crisp! Looks amazing too!

Kelly said...

This apple crisp looks yummy and nutritious. I was looking over your workouts, and you are amazing. Workouts such as yours require dedication and strength of body and character. I love that you have found a way to balance so much in your life in a healthy way.