Friday, March 15, 2013

Vegan Apple Crisp and Carmel Apple Crisp Bars

My mom came up to visit for the weekend and we went on a baking spree. Along with homemade bread and homemade cheezits, I had a bunch of apples I wanted to use up. So we peeled, and we peeled, and we peeled. Then we sliced and sliced and sliced and ended up with a whole huge bowl of sliced apples. So what to do with them? Make apple crisp! So I searched on foodgawker(one of my favorite sites) and found two different recipes to try and boy, am I glad we tried them. They are both equally amazing and I cant even say which one I like better. You can try both and judge for yourself :) But as you can see, we've already demolished a lot of each of them haha

Vegan Apple Crisp
Serves 4
  • 3 medium apple-peeled and sliced (we used fugi apples and around 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup(if you dont like the taste of maple syrup you can try another sweetener)
  • 1 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil, plus more for the pan
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2.  Grease a small baking dish with coconut oil to coat pan(I used just a round cake pan)
  3. Slice the apples ~1/4 inch thick. In a mixing bowl, combine the apples with maple syrup, 1 Tbsp. flour, lemon juice cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss thoroughly and then transfer this mixture to the baking dish.
  4. In another bowl add the oats, 1/4 cup flour, sugar, coconut oil and vanilla. Mix until it forms a crumble. Spoon this on top of the apple mixture.
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until the top is a bit browned. 
  6. Demolish shamelessly haha

Carmel Apple Crisp


Crust and Topping
  • 1 c. oats
  • 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted (I want to try w/ coconut oil)

  • 2 c. peeled apple slices
  • 1 T. all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • carmel sauce for drizzling

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2.  Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper(we used a springfoam pan), leaving a little overhang. Lightly grease parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray; set pan aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter until combined.
  4. Scoop out 1 ½-cups of the oat mixture and press into prepared pan.
  5. Bake crust for 10 minutes.
  6. While crust is baking, stir together apple slices, flour, sugar, and spices.
  7. Once crust has baked, pour apples over crust.
  8. Drizzle caramel sauce over apples.(you can put a lot or a little, in my opinion it doesnt even need it at all if you dont want)
  9. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over apples.
  10. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until crumbs are lightly golden brown and apples are soft.
  11. Drizzle with extra caramel sauce, if desired, and serve warm.
 Now these are supposed to be cut into bars, but I added another cup and a half of apples so I could use our apples up so I think the apples were too heavy to cut into actual bars but it was still just as yummy

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