Last nights dinner was disappointing at best. Sure it looks yummy, but it was only okay. Nothing spectacular and certainly nothing to write home (or blog) about. The parsnips had a funky taste, but the sweet potatoes were good. The brussels sprouts were a little too al dente (my bad), and the pork was too sweet and needed something…maybe some hot sauce.
Dessert was another story.
I made this delicious wheat free apple crisp, primarily for DH to take to work…he had some sucking up to do. He reheated fish in the office yesterday and really stunk the place up. He asked for me to make a treat to make it all better. I wasn’t about to make a treat like apple crisp that I couldn’t enjoy.
After surfing the internet and settling on, or thinking I had settled upon a recipe I got started. By the time I smelled the quinoa flakes, I changed directions completely and put together my own version of wheat free apple crisp. Make sure you buy certified gluten free oats! Not all oats are gluten free.
Gluten Free Apple Crisp
3 granny smith apples
2 Fuji apples
3 Macintosh apples
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 c real maple syrup
1/2 c sucanat
1/4 c tapioca starch
1 c gluten free oats
1 c corn flour
1 c brown sugar
1 TB ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp salt
2 sticks real butter.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8×11 baking dish with butter.
Peel and slice the apples and place in medium mixing bowl. Toss with juice of the fresh lemon. Add in maple syrup, sucanat, and tapioca starch. Toss to coat. When I say toss, I don’t mean literally toss in the air as my DH did. We did learn that the dog doesn’t like apples, which is surprising considering she eats almost everything else.
Back to the recipe. Place the apples into greased baking dish.
Mix together the oats, corn flour, brown sugar, spices, salt and butter to form a crumbly mix. Sprinkle on top of apples.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes uncovered, then another 30 minutes covered, or until apples are tender.
Apparently this was so good, and not much different than standard, that DH didn’t bother to tell anyone that it was GF. I will take that as a compliment.