Apples are fabulous! Why? Because they’re chock-full of polyphenols. Polyphenols are like your bodies little army attacking the bad invaders that affect our health. Research has found that apple consumption may help to in the prevention of both cancer and heart disease.
A great source of polyphenols comes in the colorful peel of the apple yet most holiday recipes strip this essential component away. Why not keep the peel on, and reap the benefits?
This holiday apple crisp recipe will give you the warm fuzzy feeling you crave when eating gooey apples on a chilly night – without the regret, fatigue and health effects you feel the next day. So settle in and enjoy this holiday favorite – it’s got everything that makes apple eating so amazing!
Makes 12 Servings (Serving Size: 1 piece)
8 cups apples, large dice, tossed in lemon juice and drained
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tbsp unsweetened soy milk
1 tbsp + 2 tsp agave nectar
2 cup quick oats
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine apples, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins. Mix well. Pour into a glass 9″x13″ baking pan, then sprinkle with the 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
In a small bowl, combine and whisk together the canola oil, soy and agave nectar.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and 3/4 tablespoons of salt. Whisk together to thoroughly mix.
Add the combined wet mixture to the dry and mix well to make crumb topping. Sprinkle on top of apples.
Bake in oven for 40 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.