Words To Live By:

"The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you finish the work."

Friday, January 31, 2014

Quick and Easy Cheater Apple Crisp

Ignore for the moment the fact I haven't blogged since August.  I mean, we all get distracted once and awhile, don't we?  Life is constantly changing and things get pushed to the side.

It's a PA Day here.  It's winter.  It's snowing.  I was craving comfort food that wouldn't take a mess to make.

I peeked in my horribly empty and in-desparate-need-of-cleaning (it's on the to-do list) fridge.  I had some Activia yogurt,  some bruised apples,  turkey slices, slightly wilted celery, chicken thawing for dinner tonight, a bit of butter, and a bottle of maple syrup.   The pantry isn't faring much better - some Mini Wheats, marshmallows, soda crackers,  and an unopened box of granola.

Let the creativity begin.  I melted some butter in a small (8"x8"ish) Pyrex dish.  I peeled, cored, and sliced them apples.  I tossed them in the butter, sprinkled with a generous amount of cinnamon, and drizzled with maple syrup.   I then opened that granola and uniformly shook over the apples.  Baked at 350° for approx. 40 mins. 

Voila! Healthy cheater apple crisp.  No mess.  Tons of comfort.  I topped mine with a serving of yogurt.  It hit the spot and my house smells delicious.  You could easily make GF or DF if you have dietary restrictions and still enjoy a classic home baked treat...or breakfast.   Yum!