Maple Walnut Apple Crisp

Does Fall have you craving a warm sweet treat? This Maple Walnut Apple Crisp is sure to satisfy!

Traditional apple crisps are made with white flour and sugar, making it not a so PCOS friendly dessert. The addition of cinnamon, walnuts and almond flour add antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber, and protein. Walnuts are also high in minerals like magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron which promote a healthy metabolism.

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Maple Walnut Apple Crisp

Serves 7

Ingredients:

6 medium tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

2 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ginger

Juice of 1 lemon

Topping:

4 TBS Grass-fed, pasture-raised unsalted butter

1 cup raw walnuts

¾ cup almond flour

1 TBS Maple syrup

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp ginger

¼ tsp allspice

pinch of sea salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix apples, cinnamon, ginger, and lemon juice. Try to coat all slices with spices. Spread evenly in a 9-inch bakingdish.
  • Place all topping ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a paste forms. You can lightly pulse if you prefer larger pieces of walnuts.
  • Spread topping evenly over apples.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until topping has browned and apples are bubbling.
  • Rest for 20 minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition information: Calories 305, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 5.5 g, Fiber 5 g, Sugars 15 g, Fat 24 g, Sat. Fat 5.7 g, Sodium 90 mg

 

Natalie Zaparynski

Natalie Zaparzynski, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian and co-author of The PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook: 100 Easy and Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Beat PCOS, whose true passion is serving women who suffer from PCOS and infertility. Diagnosed with PCOS as a teenager, Natalie was able to relieve many of her symptoms through diet and exercise. This inspired a pursuit of a career in nutrition and dietetics. Originally from upstate New York, Natalie currently lives with her husband in Philadelphia. When she is not developing recipes, she loves to practice yoga, and travel! Read more about Natalie

 

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