It’s apple season in my neck of the woods! We are at that time of year when everyone in the family is busy but at the same time their taste buds are turning to more savory tastes as little whispers of cool air dance around.
This recipe is a crowd-pleaser for everyone from the gluten-free person to those of us with nut allergies! We also try to control both the type and amount of sugar added to it as the fruit does such a beautiful job all on its own.
It’s a reheat and better-the-next-day friend – and it you wrap it properly – you could freeze a spare for emergencies as well!
An added bonus is making this at the end of the day or start of the weekend and having your home smell heavenly and soothing for your permanent and visiting guests!
There is no fancy equipment required. We recommend stalking up on some of the staple ingredients used here for recipes to come in the months ahead.
If you tolerate gluten – please use regular organic oats in place of the gluten-free version.
• 4 cups apples, peeled & sliced, such as Granny Smiths, Cortland, and Macintosh (mix’em up!)
• 1 tablespoon agave syrup
• 2 tablespoons water
• 1 teaspoon cornstarch
• 1 pinch organic nutmeg – if you have a whole nutmeg – grate it fresh into the mix!
• 1/2 cup brown rice flour
• 1/2 cup certified gluten free old fashioned oats
• 1/4 cup organic whole cane sugar*
• 2 teaspoons of organic cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons softened organic butter (I prefer salted)
-Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a pie dish with a light cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss together the cut up apples, agave, water, cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix until well combined. Set aside.
-Make the oatmeal topping: In a bowl, gently combine: brown rice flour, oats, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and butter until crumbly.
-Place the apple mixture in the pie dish. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the apples are cooked through, the juices are bubbling, and the topping is browned.
Serve, hot, warm, room temperature or the next day straight out of the fridge!
This recipe has:
-High fiber content