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!

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