Quick and Healthy “Apple Crisp”

Well hello there! I’ve missed you all! Things have been quite busy with class and life in general, but I’m trying to make a conscious effort every day to be in the moment. I often do this while on my quick lunch-time walks. How pretty are the variety of colors, even with the overcast sky?

Autumn trees Massachusetts

Given it’s a busy time of year for many of us, I wanted to share a quick, healthy, and quite seasonal snack that is great pre-workout, post-workout, dessert, or just because. I’m torn whether to call it “apple crisp” (with quotes) or deconstructed apple crisp, because that makes it seem kind of cool and hipster and who doesn’t want to be cool?

Deconstructed apple crisp or “apple crisp” or apple, oats, and PB (whichever you prefer)

  • 1 apple, sliced (preferably a local Macintosh because they’re oh so good!)
  • ~1 tsp brown sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1 heaping tbs of peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • ~1/4 c old-fashioned oats
  • Dash of cinnamon

Combine the sweetener, nut butter, oats, and cinnamon and either blend in Magic Bullet-type blender or mix by hand. Put the cut-up apple slices in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Then, top with the oat crumble mixture and enjoy!

Healthy apple crisp

And if you want a much quicker snack, you can cut up the apple, top with some cinnamon, put it in the microwave for 45-60 seconds, and then dip the slices right in the PB jar.

cinnamon apples

Happy snacking!

Questions: Do you gobble up apples like no one’s business in the fall? What are some of your favorite ways to incorporate apples into meals and/or snacks? Are you enjoying the beautiful sights of autumn where you are?