Apple Crisp is one of my favorite desserts. It’s crumbly and tart and decadent and comforting. It’s like an edible hug! You can imagine my happiness when I found a recipe for a calorically-friendly version!
Truth be told, this recipe is not quite an apple crisp, and it’s not quite an edible hug. It’s more of an edible reassuring pat on the back for not eating three days worth of calories in one sitting. This version is still yummy, and even my foodie husband gives it two thumbs up.
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1 small apple
- 2 tsp. Splenda No-Calorie Sweetener (or sugar, if you’re not keen on Splenda)
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats (I’ve used both the quick-cook & regular oats with no problems)
Put water into bottom of a custard bowl.
Peel, core, and slice apple. (Chopping instead of slicing the apple also works nicely.)
Place the slices in the custard bowl.
In a separate small bowl, combine Splenda, cinnamon, and oats.
Sprinkle oat mixture on top of apples.
Microwave 1-2 minutes or until apples are tender. (Or, in oven, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until apples are tender.)
After it’s been cooked, you can eat it as-is or mix the topping in with the apples—I prefer the latter.
This is a quick and easy way to fulfill that comfort food craving. Enjoy!