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Apple Oat Crisp – Vegan and Sugar Free!

Apple Oat CrispThis is modified from a recent Martha Stewart recipe. The original recipe was already Gluten Free and was easily converted to Vegan but I still wanted to reduce the sugar and make it a little healthier just so I could feel OK about eating nearly the entire thing in one sitting. So here is my version:





1 1/2 Cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1/4 Cup ground flax seeds

1/8 Cup agave nectar

1/2 tsp sea salt

3/4 Cup coconut oil (I used refined because I didn’t want the coconut taste, but unrefined would likely work well too)


10 – 14 small apples (I filled my baking dish pretty much full, but this part is not an exact science)

1/8 Cup agave nectar

1/4 Cup dried cherries (more or less to taste)

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Core, peel, and chop apples. In a medium bowl toss the apples in the agave nectar. Add cherries and cinnamon and stir until all are coated. Transfer in to a medium to large baking dish.

2. Topping: puree 3/4 Cups of Oats in food processor until coursly ground. In a medium bowl combine pureed oats, remaining oats, flax seeds, agave nectar, salt, coconut oil (easier to use if in liquid form). Stir until combined.

3. Distribute topping over filling. Cover dish with tin foil.

4. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes with foil on. Remove foil and continue to bake for another 30 minutes or until topping is brown and apples are easily pierced with a fork. Allow to cool for a bit and serve warm (also reheats well).

I bet this would be fantastic with vanilla ice cream, but as I’m avoiding processed sugar right now I will only get to imagine that. Eat it for me so I can enjoy it vicariously!

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