Last week, I attended a blogging conference called Blog Brulee Masters. It was a sponsored event that brought together 20+ healthy living bloggers from around the country. We learned about advanced level blogging stuff. Let’s just call it a 400 level blogging conference. It actually came at a really perfect time for me because I’ve been feeling a bit burnt out with all of the writing I’m doing lately. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to write and develop recipes, but it can become difficult to focus on my blog when I have so many deadlines to meet.
That being said, my attitude about blogging has completely changed since attending Blog Brulee Masters. I feel invigorated to hone in on my niche–running, nutrition and NYC–and continue to bring you stellar content. I hope you will join me as I update pictures, redesign my site and work to bring you some of the best stuff I’ve created thus far.
Now, onto this recipe…I actually posted this in December of 2015. Here’s a picture of the original recipe:
Don’t judge me! Clearly, I thought I was being cute with those holiday themed clothes pins.
I called this creation “Baked Almond & Oat Pear Crumble”. Seriously. What was I thinking? Besides the fact that absolutely no one is searching Google for that term, it doesn’t even sound that appetizing. I’ve recreated this recipe, so I now get to rename it as a healthier apple and pear crisp.
This delicious treat doesn’t contain any butter, but it still tastes fantastically rich. My boyfriend, who likes to ask me if my creations are “real desserts” or my healthier version, gobbled this right up. The topping is made with a mixture of baked oats, slivered almonds and brown sugar, and the inside is soft and sweet baked apples and pears coated in warm fall spices. I encourage you to make this for dessert, but I won’t be surprised if you eat it for breakfast! I know what I’ll be making before my next long run.This apple & pear crisp is healthier #vegan and #glutenfree version of a classic fall dessert. Click To Tweet
Apple & Pear Crisp
A healthier vegan & gluten-free version of an apple and pear crisp
- 1 apple thinly sliced
- 1 pear thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup oats
- ¼ cup raw slivered almonds
- 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
- ½ tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon agave
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl combine the apple slices, pear slices, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract. Stir until the apples and pears are coated in the spice mixture.
In a separate bowl combine the oats, almonds, orange zest, vegetable oil, brown sugar and agave. Stir evenly.
Spray a corningware with cooking spray. Evenly distribute the pears in the dish and coat with the topping. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.