Strawberry Apple Crisp

I am so psyched about this recipe. It is DELICIOUS.

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A few weeks ago I got an email from a lovely woman named Melissa, who owns and runs a company called Tastymakes. The email stated that Tastymakes was a raw vegan company, and that they wondered if I wanted to try some of their products to review. I love free stuff, I especially love free raw, organic, sprouted and gluten free vegan stuff. “Of course!” I said. Being a blogger is super fun.

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A few days later I got a beautiful package that was literally chock full of samples. The first time I tried one (salt and vinegar raw crackers to be exact) I was just post-workout and I moaned with glee. (Can we talk about eating after exercise? Everything tastes AWESOME.)

I thought long and hard about how I wanted to talk about these products and I came to the conclusion that ultimately, I don’t actually love straight up product reviews on blogs. They bore me! Everything I tried from Tastymakes was great- If raw granolas, bars, and crackers are your thing, these are definitely the best ones I’ve tried-  but the honest truth was a few of the items I received made me want to make things. Pie, specifically. I figured my readers would probably like pie more than me saying “this was really good!” in a thousand different ways.

From that urge, this recipe was born.

Strawberry apple crisp from SuperStrengthHealth

 

Strawberry Apple Crisp
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan Gluten-Free
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Tastymakes vanilla nut granola
  • 1.5 cups Tastymakes Choco-coco granola divided (.5 cups for crust, 1 cup for topping)
  • 7 Medjool dates (Fresh ones. Soak yours if they are dry)
  • 10 Tastymakes Lemon bar bites
  • 3 medium granny smith apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 16 oz. organic strawberries, sliced thin
  • ½ cup oat flour (you can make this by pulsing oats in a food processor)
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. grease a 9" cast iron skillet with coconut oil
  3. In a food processor, pulse 1 cup Vanilla Nut granola, .5 cups choco-coco granola, 7 dates, and 10 lemon bar bites. Your final product should be sticky and clustered.
  4. Press the whole mixture into the bottom of your pan, forming a crust
  5. peel apples
  6. slice strawberries and apples super thin, toss in a bowl with ½ cup oat flour, 2 Tablespoons coconut oil and 2 T coconut sugar.
  7. Mix together and pour into the pan on top of the crust
  8. pulse 1 cup choco-coco granola with 2 Tablespoons coconut oil and ½ cup oats
  9. Pour on top of fruit mixture to form a crisp top
  10. Bake for one hour, until top is nice and brown and your whole house smells like awesome

 

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This pie blew my mind with how incredible it was. There was no refined sugar in it, and granny smith apples and strawberries can be a bit tart. I was worried it would be decidedly un-sweet but BOY was I wrong. It was the perfect amount of sweet, ooey, gooey, crispy, warm, delicious and pretty darn healthy, if I do say so myself. I ate it for dessert with friends the night I made it, and again for breakfast the next day. NO REGRETS.

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