I often try to come up with desserts that aren't really desserts, but are good enough to classify as such. Although my kids do get sugary desserts from time to time, I definitely try to limit them (even then, I do try to find the healthier route to it, such as the Puffed Quinoa Squares). I never thought I would be the type of mom that would serve fruit for dessert, or that I would have the type of kids who are excited by apples and peanut butter, but here we are :) I decided today to spruce things up a little bit and make it a little more dessert-y. We eat a LOT of fruit in our house. Being gluten free limits a lot of things we would normally have for snacks, so by default we go to fruit for snacks (and tomatoes, but that's another story). The amount of bananas I buy would make you laugh, and the amount of apples in our fruit bin could cause a small avalanche.
Today's dessert is apples. Apple crisp to be exact. Just a unique, very easy version :)
Apples, halved and core cut out (see picture)
1/2 Cup of Butter, or Oil works too. Coconut oil would be delicious I think!
1/2 Cup Oats (make sure they are GF oats if you are gluten free!)
1/2 Cup Quinoa Flour (If you are not GF, use regular AP flour here)
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch of salt.
Melt the butter (or if using oil just pour in!), and add oats, quinoa flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. \Mix well until everything is moistened.
Cut cheese into small pieces and place inside apple holes (see picture).
Place the crumble mix on top of the cheese and apple.
Place on a pan in the oven and bake at 350F for 20-30 minutes.
Enjoy hot with ice cream or frozen yogurt, or just by itself.
The measurements above made more then enough for 2 apples (4 halves), and I have enough left over for probably another 2-4 halves, depending on how thick you top the apples.
The type and amount of apples and cheese is up to you. Cheddar does taste wonderful with apples though!
|Slice apples in half and scoop out core.|
|Add cheese cubes to the holes.|
|Add crumble topping and bake @350F for 20-30 minutes.|
|Serve warm. With or without ice cream or frozen yogurt.|
These have a really cute presentation and the cheese adds that extra little taste that makes them delicious!!