Sprouted Routes' "Healthy Caramel Apple Crisp"

We went apple picking the other day, so I've been trying to decide what to do with all of the apples since we got home. :)

Here is our loot from the apple orchard. I have no idea which is which, so I just put a random mix of apples in the crisp.

Here is our loot from the apple orchard. I have no idea which is which, so I just put a random mix of apples in the crisp.

I'm trying to be healthy right now because I just did an elimination diet and really liked how I felt on it, but I don't want to be crazy strict and not enjoy life, so this I ended up with this "healthy" apple crisp as my plan.  I was really impressed with how easy the recipe was, and it really didn't take that long.

With that said, it's definitely a food that I have a hard time stopping eating, so maybe I won't make it again. It tastes great and is really easy though. The only thing I screwed up was the caramel. I didn't read ahead enough to realize that you have you add the coconut oil and vanilla after it has already sort of created a sticky goo. I put it all in there in the beginning, and it never really got hard, but I still put some on the crisp, and I thought it tasted good, although I wish I wouldn't have messed it up so that I could have gotten the full effect.

Oh, and just as a side note: It said to add 5 tbsp of butter or coconut oil. I couldn't decide so I did 2 Tbsp butter and 3 Tbsp of coconut oil, and I thought it tasted great.

Oh, and just as a side note: It said to add 5 tbsp of butter or coconut oil. I couldn't decide so I did 2 Tbsp butter and 3 Tbsp of coconut oil, and I thought it tasted great.

As usual, I forgot to take a photo of the Crisp right out of the oven. So all I have is this photo of what's left in the Pyrex I put it in. At least I always have room for improvement. :)

As usual, I forgot to take a photo of the Crisp right out of the oven. So all I have is this photo of what's left in the Pyrex I put it in. At least I always have room for improvement. :)

All you do is mix the apples with arrowroot. Then mix the topping ingredients. Then bake. While you're baking you make the caramel. SUPER easy! I would definitely give this recipe an A+

 

 

 

 

Paleo Morning Glory Muffins


This is from another Paleo cookbook I have (Paleo Comfort Foods, by Julie & Charles Mayfield).  This one wasn’t quite sweet enough for me.  I omitted the honey, but I would maybe add it in if I made them again.  If they had a little honey, I would give these a solid A-. These will be perfect for breakfast with coffee.  Nothing like a muffin straight out of the oven though.  Ahhh..... :)

Morning Glory Muffins
(from Paleo Comfort Foods Cookbook)
Ingredients:
2.5 C Almond Flour
1 TBSP Cinnamon
2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 C carrots, grated
1 Large Apple, Peeled, Cored and Grated
1 C Shredded Coconut
1 C Raisins
3 Large Eggs
2 TBSP honey (optional. Though I would add it)
1/2 C Coconut or Avocado Oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • 1)Preheat oven to 350 and grease a standard-sized muffin pan

 

  • 2)Combine almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  Add carrot, apple, coconut and raisins and combine well

3)In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, honey, oil and vanilla extract together

  • 4)Pour this mixture over your dry ingredients and mix well.  This batter will be very thick.

 

  • 5)Spoon out into muffin pan and place on middle or upper tack of your oven for 40-50 minutes for large muffins, 20-30 minutes for smaller muffins.

6)When a toothpick inserted in the top of a muffin comes out clean, they are done.

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  • 7)Cool muffins in pan for 8-10 minutes and then remove to a rack to finish cooling