So it is apple picking season for many of us. They are so delicious right off the tree, but if you find yourself craving some apple crisp this time of year as much as I do you certainly want a recipe that will fit in your healthier eating lifestyle... this one does the trick! I did use the light butter and it was SUPER! So try it and let me know what you think.
"Healthified" Apple Crisp from Eat Better America
What is "Healthified"? We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original. Variation For variety, stir 2 to 4 tablespoons ground flaxseed into the topping mixture before sprinkling over apples. Did You Know? Good apples for apple crisp are the same as those that are good in apple pie, such as Braeburn, Jonathan, McIntosh or Northern Spy 48 ratings - Click to rate50% less fat • 33% more fiber • 29% fewer calories than the original recipe—see the comparison. By using fiber-rich whole-wheat flour and oats, we were able to add a third more fiber to a dessert that's good to the core! From eatbetteramerica.
Prep Time:15 min Start to Finish:50 min makes:8 servings (about 2/3 cup each)
6 cups sliced unpeeled cooking apples (6 medium) 1/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats 1/4 cup Gold Medal® whole wheat flour 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter or no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger Reduced-fat vanilla ice cream, if desired
To reduce the points of this recipe from 4 points to 3 points substitute light butter for regular butter (It is not necessary to substitute Splenda Brown Sugar- it actually increases the points back to 4- so use the real stuff if possible!) Ice Cream is not included in the points calcualtions-
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix apples, apple juice concentrate and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until well mixed. Spread in baking dish.
2. In same medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.
3. Bake uncovered 25 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.
Serve with ice cream.
Nutritional Information 1 Serving: Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 60);
Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g);
Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 45mg;
Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 21g);
Protein 2g %
Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 2%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2 MyPyramid Servings: 2 tsp Fats & Oils, 1/4 c Fruits, 1 oz-equivalents Grains
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.