Apple Crisp Skillet Bake For Fall Brunches

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With the start of apples being in season, now is the perfect time to whip up this comforting and college kid-friendly recipe that can be stored and served in many ways for every brunch you host this fall.

Packed with feel-good superfoods, this delectable dish will provide antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and fiber so you can enjoy this sweet treat while nourishing your body. While this dish requires a few pantry staples, feel free to summon your inner Martha Stewart and add your own ingredients as well. Get creative and head to your local farmers market or Trader Joes to stock up on these seasonal ingredients for your new favorite skillet bake. 

A simple three ingredient recipe for baked apple slices. No added sugar, just naturally sweet apples baked until tender with cinnamon and lemon juice.
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What You’ll Need

Crispy Topping:

  • ¾ cups almond flour
  • ¾ cups coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 stick Earth Balance vegan butter

Apple Filling:

  • 5 peeled and chopped apples of your choosing
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional add-ins: chopped walnuts, cocoa nibs, flax seeds, goji berries

What You’ll Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. For the topping: Mix all crispy topping in a medium bowl, cutting in the stick of butter. Set aside.
  3. For filling: In a medium-sized cast-iron skillet, heat butter, and apple slices for three minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients for another three minutes.
  4. Cover the filling with the crispy topping mixture
  5. Cover skillet with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes in the oven
  6. Remove foil and continue to bake for another 20 minutes
  7. Let cool, and enjoy!

This healthy ingredient apple crisp can be served in many ways, but VALLEY recommends trying the following:

  • Mixed into homemade oatmeal
  • In a bowl with your favorite dairy-free ice cream on top 
  • Layered in a parfait

No matter how you decide to eat it, this recipe is sure to satisfy anybody’s fall cravings and leave you feeling energized too! Tag us on Instagram, @VALLEYmag, with pics of how you served up this apple crisp skillet bake.

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