A Dessert You Can Eat For Breakfast! Apple & Pear Crisp

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.

Recipe for healthier apple & pear crisp. Vegan & Gluten-free

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.

Recipe for healthier apple & pear crisp. Vegan & Gluten-free

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.

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Apple & Pear Crisp

A healthier vegan & gluten-free version of an apple and pear crisp 

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.

  3. In a separate bowl combine the oats, almonds, orange zest, vegetable oil, brown sugar and agave. Stir evenly.

  4. 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.

 

10 Comments

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    Lindsey | Nutrition to Fit
    October 3, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Can’t wait to see everything to come for you, you’ve come such a far way already! Also, I love your addition of orange zest in the crisp!

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    Des_FindsAHealthyLife
    October 5, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Love this recipe! I’m all about apple crisps once the fall rolls around so I’ll definitely be trying this out!

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    10 Recipes Celebrating National Apple Month – Fitkonek
    October 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    […] This apple crisp tastes improbable, but it surely has completely no butter and is minimal within the sugar division. The baked apples are topped with an oat and almond topping, which is evenly sweetened with agave and orange zest. It’s meant to be a dessert, but it surely’s wholesome sufficient to eat for breakfast! […]

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    10 Recipes Celebrating National Apple Month – Deecarpenter
    October 29, 2017 at 1:01 am

    […] This apple crisp tastes unbelievable, however it has completely no butter and is minimal within the sugar division. The baked apples are topped with an oat and almond topping, which is calmly sweetened with agave and orange zest. It’s meant to be a dessert, however it’s healthy sufficient to eat for breakfast! […]

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    Tawnie Kroll
    October 29, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I love the flavor the orange zest gave this recipe! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Meme
    October 31, 2018 at 10:03 am

    This is a nice alternative to apple crisp! The pears and orange zest really make a difference in the flavor!

  • Reply
    Liz Shaw
    November 4, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I hear you on the burnout! We love what we do but it is a lot of work. There’s nothing more comforting than a good fruit crisp- thank’s for creating a healthier option for us 🙂

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    Lorie
    November 4, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Couldn’t love this perfect fall recipe more–my bday treat is always a crisp so this is it!!!

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    November 5, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Totally just ate this for breakfast!

  • Reply
    Emily Kyle
    November 6, 2018 at 9:03 am

    so so good, love the apple and pear combo!

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