I made an improv apple pie one morning without 2 key ingredients: flour and butter. Granted it wasn’t the best pie I’ve ever eaten, but it was definitely a healthy alternative!
- 3-4 apples (honesty you can use whatever kind of apple you want)
- 2-3 cups of oat (whatever you don’t use to make the crust becomes the crumble on top)
- brown sugar
- lime juice
- 2-3 eggs
- warm water
I first used my Ninja Blender to grind the oats into a fine powder. To the oats I added 3 eggs, a few teaspoons of water, and about a 1/2 cup of sugar. I then pressed the “dough” into an 8in pan and cooked it for 10-12 minutes at 375F. While the crust was cooking, I pealed and cut up 3 apples. Then added about 3 tablespoons of lime juice, a half a cup of both brown sugar and sugar, 1 tsp nutmeg, and cinnamon to taste.
When the crust came out, I filled it with the pie filling, and added the remainder of the oats as crumble on top. I baked the pie for about 30 minutes until it was slightly brown on top.
There were 2 great things about the pie: that it didn’t take long to make, and it was truly guilt free.
I definitely want to play around with this recipe and maybe try a different filling in the next few weeks!