Skinny Apple Pie Crumble

We remember the first time we heard the term “Guilt-free Comfort Food”. We were getting our undergrad degrees in nutrition at the time and the thought of comfort food without the high-fat, high-calorie price tag that leaves the indulger feeling guilty about having eaten it sounded heavenly…

 

Little did we know that years later, not only would “guilt-free comfort food” be a term we love and use often, but also one that’s synonymous with many recipes that we whip up! Remember our Skinny Potato Skins, our Skinny Mash,our Comfort Food Reinvented Apple Pie  and our Microwave Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, just to name a few? And now this pup!

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Our apple pie is light, tasty, and such a treat. Bite into juicy, sweet apples baked under a crumbly and crisp oatmeal crumble—and all for less than 150 calories! You can add our healthy crust for just a few more calories, but this is so good without the crust, it’s not necessary!

 

While you’re enjoying this pie, wanna know about some benefits of apples?

 

The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

 

 

Fun Fact:

 

A study involving 9,208 men and women showed that those who ate the most apples over a 28-year period had the lowest risk for stroke.

 

A group of researchers at The Florida State University found that older women who ate apples everyday had 23% less bad cholesterol (LDL) and 4% more good cholesterol (HDL) after just six months.

 

A study involving 187,382 people found that people who ate three servings per week of apples, grapes, raisins, blueberries or pears had a 7% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not.

 

Whatcha waiting for, grab a fork and a bite of this apple delight!

 

 

Skinny Apple Pie Crumble

When we want to make this in a hurry, or when we don’t feel like we need the pie crust, we don’t use it– and we don’t miss it!

If we want a more traditional pie, we use the crust recipe below that our client shared with us–it’s delish and so much healthier than traditional versions. (If you want to use store-prepared pie crust, just know the calories will be a lot higher).

Yield: 9 servings

Ingredients for Apple

3 Granny Smith apples (6 oz)

3 Fuji apples (6 oz)

½ cup Coconut palm sugar  (or alternatively OK to use 6 teaspoons stevia in addition to the additional listed below)

¼ cup Stevia

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 tbsp Lemon juice

2 tsp. Lemon zest from an organic lemon

 

Ingredients for Crumble

1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal

¼ cup honey

1 tsp. cinnamon

 

Ingredients for Healthy Pie Crust, (optional)

Healthy Pie Crust:

Oil in a spray jar

12 Graham crackers

2 ripe bananas

2 teaspoons honey

 

Directions:

  • If making with pie crust start here, otherwise, skip to step with apple:
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    • Mash the bananas with a fork and put them in a mixer and add the honey.
    • Break the graham crackers into small pieces and add them to the mixer.   Blend on low speed until to form a cohesive mix. Depending on your mixer, you may begin to form a dough at this speed.
    • After 3-4 minutes if you have not formed a dough, gradually turn up the speed of the mixer, slowly, until the texture is dough-like.
    • Spray your pie dish with oil spray.
    • Place the ball of dough in the center of the pie dish and using your fingers spread the dough out across the bottom and up the edges of the pan.
  • Core apples and cut into small slices about ½-inch thick.
  • In a large bowl combine all apple ingredients in a bowl and mix with hands.
  • Put apple mix in a 9- inch circular pie dish.
  • Bake apples for 25 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, combine crumble ingredients. Add to apples after 25 minutes is up and put in oven for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Allow pie to cool before serving, for better flavor let the pie sit in the fridge overnight before serving to allow flavors to seep into the apples. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Information:

1 serving (without pie crust)

Calories 150; Fat 0.5g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 33g; Protein 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 12mg; Fiber 4g

 

1 serving (with pie crust)

Calories 232; Fat 2g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 55g; Protein 2g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 67mg; Fiber 5g

 

1 serving (without pie crust – all stevia no palm sugar)

Calories 135; Fat 0.5g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 32g; Protein 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 11mg; Fiber 4g

Skinny Apple Pie Crumble
 
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Serves: 9 slices
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for Apple
  • 3 Granny Smith apples (6 oz)
  • 3 Fuji apples (6 oz)
  • ½ cup Coconut palm sugar (or alternatively ok to use 6 teaspoons stevia in addition to the additional listed below)
  • ¼ cup Stevia
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Lemon zest from an organic lemon
  • Ingredients for Crumble
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Ingredients for Healthy Pie Crust, (optional)
  • Healthy Pie Crust:
  • Oil in a spray jar
  • 12 Graham crackers
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoons honey
Instructions
  1. If making with pie crust start here, otherwise, skip to step with apple:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Mash the bananas with a fork and put them in a mixer and add the honey.
  4. Break the graham crackers into small pieces and add them to the mixer. Blend on low speed until to form a cohesive mix. Depending on your mixer, you may begin to form a dough at this speed.
  5. After 3-4 minutes if you have not formed a dough, gradually turn up the speed of the mixer, slowly, until the texture is dough-like.
  6. Spray your pie dish with oil spray.
  7. Place the ball of dough in the center of the pie dish and using your fingers spread the dough out across the bottom and up the edges of the pan.
  8. Core apples and cut into small slices about ½-inch thick.
  9. In a large bowl combine all apple ingredients in a bowl and mix with hands.
  10. Put apple mix in a 9- inch circular pie dish.
  11. Bake apples for 25 minutes.
  12. In a medium bowl, combine crumble ingredients. Add to apples after 25 minutes is up and put in oven for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  13. Allow pie to cool before serving, for better flavor let the pie sit in the fridge overnight before serving to allow flavors to seep into the apples. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 150 Fat: 0.5 Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 33 Sodium: 12 Fiber: 4 Protein: 1 Cholesterol: 0

 

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