These cold days have been lurking and I've been thinking of sweet and warm desserts. I have a pretty amount of sweet teeth around the house so they're always hoping for dessert, whether it is summer or winter time! I'm not immune to sweets, of course I like them too, but I prefer the ones where I can sneak in some fruit and make it a bit more balanced in terms of sweetness.
I also love trying out new products and on this recipe I used some Bob's Red Mill products, the flax seeds and the cooking rolled oats. As, I'm sure you've noticed already, I love oats and they're part of my daily diet, in the form of oatmeal. It's a perfect meal to have for breakfast and it's perfect too for a midday snack. You can find these oats here, on Amazon (affiliate link) and be sure to browse the other products from this brand. I've been using them since I got to the Unites States, a couple of years ago and, so far, I haven't found one that I didn't like.
1 - Preheat the oven to 400 F.
2 - On a baking dish or a cat iron skillet toss the apple slices with the lemon juice and add the blueberries on top. Drizzle the date syrup on top of the apples.
3 - Prepare the toppings for the crisp - in a bowl mix all the ingredients: the oats, nuts, flax seeds, coconut sugar and the melted stick of butter. Mix everything together so that you get butter all over the mixture. This will assure great crispness on your dessert!
4 - Top the fruit base with the crisp mix and press it gently. Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes and serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a dollop of extra date syrup for extra sweetness.
I love doing this kind of dessert that has fruit in it. It's quiet comforting to know that you're getting something sweet but also healthy in your daily diet! It is also delicious with fresh peaches or just red berries and strawberries if you find some really juicy and ripe ones! It keeps very well in the fridge and I always like to warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave to eat it warm, with or without the ice cream.
I also love date syrup! I'm sure I've already mentioned this on past posts but since I've tried the Date Lady date syrup I really can't stop using it. As a coffee creamer, as a topping for desserts or oatmeal, as a natural sweetener is cakes, you can use it in so many ways that it becomes a staple in your pantry once you start using it! You can find it here, on Amazon (affiliate link):
Have you tried it, yet? Let me know how you've been using it!