So the weather has been a little crazy, don’t you think? August felt like October and now October feels a bit like the end of August. I’ll take it though because that just means I can enjoy two of my favorite things at the same time- swimming in the pool and apple season! Maybe we can go apple bobbing this fall in the pool?! Even if the weather is a little warm, I can’t help but crave everything apple right now. And at the top of my list is apple crisp. If I am being honest, as much as I love the apple part of apple crisp, it’s really the crisp part I could eat all day long. Unfortunately, that’s also the not-so-healthy part. Until now!
A healthy apple crisp recipe you will love
That’s right! I have decided to give apple crisp a bit of a makeover by creating this delicious healthy apple crisp stick recipe. It tastes just like apple crisp with may less added sugar and fat and the best part is you can eat it like a French fry! It really doesn’t get much better than that, does it? And a huge thank you and shout out to my friend Kristen of Kristen Rath Photography for this amazing recipe photo. If you are looking for a food stylist or photographer, she is your girl!
Apples don’t just taste great, they offer many health benefits as well
These are so easy to make and they are packed full of the anti-inflammatory compound quercetin, which can boost help and promote weight loss. Each serving contains only 90 calories! You will love it!
This healthier version of apple crisp creates baked apple crisp sticks that contain only 90 calories per serving!
- 2 large apples sliced into sticks
- 1/2 cup prepared pancake batter I used my favorite whole grain instant mix
- 3 Tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix together cinnamon, oats, and brown sugar.
Slice apples into small sticks. Dip each stick into pancake batter. Then roll each stick in dry cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Place each stick onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 15 minutes or until pancake batter has set and apples are soft. Serve warm or chilled.
NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING (Makes 4 servings)
90 calories, 19 gm carbs, 2gm fiber, 1.5gm protein, 1 gram fat