Apple-Walnut Crisp

 HEALTHY aPPLE-WALNUT CRISP

HEALTHY aPPLE-WALNUT CRISP

Filling:                                                                                             Topping:

6 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced              1 cup quick-cooking oats

3 Tablespoons orange juice                                   1 cup all-purpose flour

3 Tablespoons water                                              1 cup packed brown sugar

3 Tablespoons brown sugar                                   ¼ teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons all-purpose flour                               ¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon cinnamon                                            1 teaspoon cinnamon

                                                                                   1 cup walnuts, chopped

                                                                                   ½ cup butter, melted

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Place apples in a 9-inch pie pan.

Mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over apples.

Combine orange juice and water, then pour over apples and stir until apples are well coated.

Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and walnuts.

Add melted butter and stir until crumbly.  Spread evenly over apples.

Bake at 350*F for about 45 minutes.

Serve warm with light whipped cream or light vanilla bean ice cream.

Recipe by:  Jill West, RDN, speaker, author and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has a private practice in Lafayette, CA helping adults, families and student athletes achieve their health and performance goals.

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