Lightened-Up Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Nothing is better than a crisp fall day, besides apple crisp that is! This apple crisp is melt in your mouth delicious and has about 1/4 of the amount of sugar of a typical apple crisp. Now that I've made it once, this recipe will definitely become a fall staple for all occasions!

Ingredients: Base:
+ 7 medium apples (I used McIntosh apples)
+ grated zest of 1/2 an orange
+ grated zest of 1/2 a lemon
+ 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
+ 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
+ 1/4 of a cup of brown sugar or maple syrup
+ 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Topping:
+ 1 1/2 cup oats
+ 1/4 cup brown sugar
+ 1/4 teaspoon salt
+ 1/4 cup coconut oil

Directions:
+Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and take out a 13 x 9 baking dish that is about 2 inches deep.
+ Peel, remove the cores and cut the apples into large chunks.
+ In a bowl combine apple chunks, zests, juices, sugar and cinnamon. Once completed pour the apple mixture into the baking dish.
+ To make the topping, place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Scatter topping on top of the apples in the baking dish and bake for 1 hour. Serve warm.