Fall is here and with colder weather sweeping in, I felt it was only appropriate to share a delicious, lower-carb version of a fall favorite…apple crisp!
For those with diabetes, just because you need to limit your carb intake does not mean you need to eliminate flavor from your life! One of our goals at Smart Diabetes Solutions is to show you how delicious eating well can really be. I designed this recipe to pack all the cozy fall flavors you long for into one healthy dessert.
This recipe is low in fat and gluten free. I trade out flour for ground nuts so that you get flavor and crunch without the unnecessary carbs. Plus, by adding in delicious mixed berries, the recipe requires less apples, which helps to keep the carb count down (strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries have half the carb count per serving as an apple!) No one will know this recipe is designed to be healthy. You can safely add this to your fall favorites list!
Low-Carb Apple Berry Crisp
Nutrition Facts (per serving:)
- 4 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch slices (any variety will work – I like to use half sweeter apples like Macs and half more sour apples like granny smith)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon stevia
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, and/or raspberries)
For the crumble topping:
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon stevia
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 egg whites
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees with the rack in the center of the oven. Add your sliced apples to a large bowl with cinnamon, stevia, and vanilla extract and toss well to ensure each apple is coated.
Spray a pie dish with nonstick spray and pour your apples into the dish. Next, arrange the frozen berries over the top of the apples.
In a food processor or blender, add walnuts, rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and stevia. Pulse until the mixture forms a fine crumble (similar to the texture of breadcrumbs). This should take about 30 seconds. Add butter and egg whites and pulse for 30 more seconds. Spoon this mixture evenly over the top of your apples and berries and transfer to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until apples are softened and crumble is browned. Allow to cool to slightly and enjoy!
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