After remaking my Peanut Butter Oat Bran Muffins a few weeks ago, I decided to makeover another of my favorite-but-not-perfected recipes – Peanut Butter Apple Crisp. While the original version was tasty and included a good dose of protein, the new (slightly simpler) version is…well, better.
peanut butter apple crisp.
(no-bake, yields one serving)
- 1 medium apple, sliced thin
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup regular oats
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour **
- sprinkle of stevia/sweetener of choice (optional)
directions: Sprinkle the sliced apple with cinnamon and sweetener and cook one of two ways: 1) via microwave for 90 seconds or 2) on the stovetop in a greased pan, on medium heat for 5-10 minutes (this gives the apples more of a caramelized flavor than the microwave does). Transfer apple slices to a bowl.
In a separate bowl, microwave the coconut oil and peanut butter for 30 seconds. Stir well to combine, then mix in the oats, then the coconut flour. Top the apples with the “crisp” mixture.
The main difference between this version and the old one is that I exchanged the granola for regular oats, which I think lent to a better texture. I also replaced the protein powder with the much-preferred flavor of coconut flour (honestly, protein powder kind of grosses me out these days).
** If you’re not familiar with coconut flour, I highly suggest you try it! It’s a healthy wheat alternative that’s high in fiber and has a delicious, coconutty flavor. I get Bob’s Red Mill brand, which can usually be found at most health food stores.
I definitely prefer this version compared to the first. Nixing the granola and protein powder placed the focus back where it should be: on the classic apple + peanut butter combo.
Recipe makeover numero dos – check!
Is anyone else sort of grossed out by protein powder?
Did you eat apples + peanut butter growing up? (I’m convinced that parents came up with it to get kids to eat produce…)