This week's recipes lack the hearty-vegetarian-full-meal quality you may be used to. With Thanksgiving a mere 3 days away, the Hungry Spoon kitchen is relying on safe n' simple dinner options (tonight: Butternut Squash Risotto), so more time can be devoted to Thursday's feast preparation.
And a feast it will be. Expect a Chocolate-Pecan Pie recipe coming your way very, very soon.
In the meantime, I'll keep up with yesterday's snack/healthy dessert trend (Banana Soft Serve anyone?), and provide you with another uber-healthy dessert/snack to munch on: Baked Apples.
I first made a pan of this Apple Crisp look-alike last month during a lasagna celebration with my friend Alli. I quickly discovered that it doubled as an after-work snack (we all know I can't get enough of those), and it triples as a breakfast oatmeal mix-in. I can bake a pan on Sunday, and it lasts all week. Seriously awesome.
How 'bout them apples?
The only downside? I didn't measure a thing. Nope, just went with my foodie instincts and pulled the whole "pinch of this, splash of that" act.
Tonight, trust your own foodie instinct and whip up a solid batch of baked apples to get you through the holiday eating splurge.
Baked Apple Crisp
(A Hungry Spoon unmeasured original)
As with all of my measure-less recipes, feel free to get creative. I imagine dried cranberries would be a great addition, as would pears and maybe even some orange zest?
- 6 apples, thinly sliced
- a dash of brown sugar (just a dash!)
- Lots o' cinnamon
- Sprinkling of nutmeg
- Oats (about 1/2 cup)
- a little Smart Balance or non-hydrogenated vegan margarine (about 1 - 2 TBSP)
- Optional: fat free frozen vanilla yogurt
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the apple slices with a the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into a 9 inch square pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Mix the oats a little Smart Balance, and a dash of brown sugar if you'd like :) Sprinkle over the apples and bake until tender, about 30 minutes or so. If you're looking for a full-out dessert, top with fat free vanilla frozen yogurt.