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!