Vegan (Apple) Crisp

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family celebrating!

If you are looking for a delicious, simple, and healthy last-minute recipe, look no further! This recipe is also friendly to most diets including vegan and dairy-free and works well with any fruit you have on hand. I used apples this time because the apple tree in my backyard did really well this season and I have more apples than I know what to do with!!  This recipe is based on one from the book “Vegan Pie in the Sky” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

Filling:

  • 4 pounds of apples ( I used Golden Delicious), sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Topping:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 Farenheit. Pour Filling ingredients into an ungreased 11 X 13 inch baking dish and ensure apples are coated well.
  2. In another bowl, combine the topping ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour crisp topping over the apples.
  4. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.

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Mixing the filling

IMG_0096The Topping

Dessert is served!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a North American holiday which celebrates the fall harvest season. Canadian Thanksgiving falls on the second monday of October each year. It is a time for family and friends to gather and reflect on who and what they are thankful for. The main course of the meal is typically turkey with side dishes made of fall harvest vegetables such as squash and sweet potatoes. The meal is followed by pumpkin pie or apple pie for dessert. 

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and family near and far! I am grateful to have you all in my life. 

Thanksgiving meal 2012: