Sunday, September 22, 2013

Undercover Eats: Crock Pot Apple Crisp {#GlutenFree}

I wish that old adage were true.

Because if an apple a day really did keep the doctor away we'd be golden this cold and flu season. You see, we joined an organic apple CSA last spring and now that it's fall we pick up a large bag every other week.

No matter how many apples we get, I still have to wrestle my boys for even a small pile of apples for baking. 

This week we received the most delicious Empire apples I've ever tasted, and I managed to save a few before the children horked them down. They were a perfect blend of crisp and sweet/tart, which sent me searching for apple crisp recipes. But I didn't really find any that require fit the bill -- low sugar and gluten free. I did find one (see below) that gave me a base, and I went about creating a recipes that is gluten free, lower sugar and complimentary spices and flavors for gluten-free flours I bake with.

Long story short, I struck gold my first time around; this recipe is a crowd-pleasing keeper. 

Crock Pot Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Step one: apples
8 cups of apples peeled and cubed
1 T of cinnamon
Sprinkles of nutmeg 
Mix together in the coconut-oil greased crockpot

Step two: gluten-free topping
In a separate bowl mix together
3/4 cup of gf whole rolled oats 
3/4 cup of brown rice flour
1 T of tapioca starch {I specifically use tapioca for the taste but feel free to experiment!}
1/4 cup of brown sugar 
1/4 cup of chopped pecans {almonds probably would be really food, too}
1 T of cinnamon
1/2 t of vanilla (I use powder) 
A few more sprinkles of nutmeg
1/4 t of sea salt

Stir in 3/4 stick of melted butter and then mix in 2 T of apple butter or apple sauce. Cover the apples with the topping and heat on low for 3-4 hours. 

This recipe was inspired by The Realistic Nutritionist's recipe.

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