Dylan here, it’s almost time to suit up and get ready for one of my favorite times of the year: Halloween! Even though trick-or-treating can be fun, it’s still important to watch your candy intake. Too much can be unhealthy for anyone. Luckily, I have a wonderful alternative this week in Dylan’s Lunchbox!
It has been getting colder outside and you have been craving a warm and delicious treat to fight the chilled air. Suddenly all of the freshly baked cookies, brownies, cakes and pies look more and more delicious as the weather continues to cool. But it’s important not to over indulge with these warm treats. But I know, that sweet tooth is hard to ignore. In order to fulfill your sweet tooth it is good to find healthier dessert options that still warm you from the inside out. So maybe this fall you should try and make fresh apple crisp. Apples are in season and this dessert is a great way to use them. This quick and easy recipe will have you warmed up in no time and quiet your sweet tooth cravings.
In order to make apple crisp you will need:
3 medium apples that are cored and sliced thin
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 Tablespoons of sugar
2 Tablespoons of flour
*In order to prepare the apples for baking, make sure you peel the apples and then core them. After you have done this you can slice them into thin pieces.
For the topping, you will need:
1 cup of quick oats
1 teaspoon of vanilla
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ cup of brown sugar
2 Tablespoons of margarine
How to make it:
Mix the first four ingredients and place into a 9-inch baking dish. Then, in a small bowl mix the ingredients used for the topping and sprinkle over the apples. Bake at 325 degrees until the apples appear to be soft and the topping turns a golden brown. This should take approximately 30 minutes.
Wow! As you know an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so let’s throw this wonderful fruit into a delicious treat. And it only takes less than an hour to make! Apple crisp has little added sugars compared to most desserts which makes this a healthier sweet option. So say goodbye to the heavy treats that are calling your name and satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way. You will get your sweet fill and still feel great about it!
Don’t want to stop with the festive recipes, either? Check out last week’s edition of Dylan’s Lunchbox: Pumpkin-Palooza. We still have plenty of pumpkin seeds to go around!