Recently, after hearing about the health benefits of a gluten free diet my husband decided to try it for a week to see if it would improve how he felt. after a week of eliminating or nearly eliminating gluten from his diet he said most of his aches, pains and fatigue had been alleviated. He also, felt a little discouraged that it was so difficult to find tasty gluten free foods and was concerned about the expense. Well, I took that as a challenge. Healthy does not have to be expensive or difficult. Simple foods should be simple to prepare and simple to obtain. So as I embark on Our Gluten Free or Near Gluten Free journey I will post my discoveries.
Flavor does not have to be compromised!
Gluten Free Apple Crisp Dessert
From the Kitchen of Donna Yelle
(This is my new “go to” recipe if I have apples that are getting old and need to be used quickly)
- 5 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 4 cups)
- 1/2 cup applesause
- dash lemon juice
- 1/2 cup sugar/stevia combination
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup gluten free oat flour
- 1/2 cup gluten free old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch sea salt
- 3 tbsp butter (room temp)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 9 × 9 baking dish.
- Put apples and applesauce in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice. Mix in granulated sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.
- Transfer to greased baking dish.
- Combine brown sugar, oat flour, oats, cinnamon and salt and stir. Add room temperature butter and cut with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
- Sprinkle topping over the apples and bake until apples are soft and topping is golden brown, about 45-50 minutes.
- Let rest 10-15 minutes before serving. Is great with homemade vanilla ice cream.