When I think of fall I think of apples and pumpkins since we’re not huge pumpkin fans, the kids adore apple picking in the fall. I also like to use it as a learning opportunity so we can see how apples are farmed and apple cider is made.
What can you make with all of those extra apples that you have on hand? The kids love it when I make an apple pie but having to make the pie crust from scratch always deters me. I like the apple crisp because it’s messy, I can throw everything into one pot, and it tastes amazing especially if it’s served with ice cream.
My kids love helping while I’m in the kitchen and this was no different. I love having their little hands helping as I’m adding in the ingredients. I love seeing the excitement in their faces as we pull it out of the oven. I like baking because I know what ingredients are going into it and I can control the sugar portion so it’s not too sweet. I’ve usually don’t use the white sugar since I’m trying to eliminate it but sometimes it adds a nice kick in sweetness.
Apple Crisp with Oats Ingredients
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 8 apples, peeled and cored
- 1/2 cup butter (I used Gay Lea butter)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup water
- Toss the apples with the white sugar and cinnamon, I used a generous amount of cinnamon.
- Add the flour, salt, brown sugar, oats and butter together in a large bowl and combine together until it looks like the crumbly mixture
- Add the apples to your pan covering the bottom with a single layer of apples and add the water evenly
- Sprinkle the oat topping over the top
- Bake in the oven at 350F for 45 minutes.
Now, wait for the kids to harass you until as they check in to see if it’s done. This is a huge favorite in our house, I like to use it when we have a surplus of apples that may not be eaten in time before they lose their freshness. While I know some prefer the granny smith apples for this, I use whatever apples are sitting in the bottom of my fruit drawer. I never have granny smith apples in our home since we don’t like to eat them.
Grab a scoopful of vanilla ice cream paired with this warm apple crisp and the combination is mouthwatering. Unfortunately, my ice cream stock ran out before the apple crisp was done so there are no pictures of it. Have you tried the apple crisp recipe with oats? I like to think that it’s a bit more healthy because of the oats, I may try adding some dried fruit or coconut next time to change things up.
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Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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