These are a few things that I (and every other fall lover) look forward to when fall comes around:
vegan fig & apple crisp
I snuck in the vegan fig and apple crisp. Did you notice?
That may not have been on my list a year or two ago, however, now it will be ... always. Vegan and raw baking is fairly new to me, but I am totally on board. I am fascinated by the fact that I can find and develop ways to make my favorite desserts healthier, and (dare I say it) better tasting.
This dessert is created by using whole ingredients instead of processed ones. Natural sugars, maple syrup and agave, instead of refined options. Tasty, moist and healthy almond flour instead of the processed all-purpose white flour.
Food just tastes better when it's closest to it's natural form. Period.
What's better than warm apple crisp on a brisk day? Warm apple and fig crisp without any butter, refined flour or sugar ... on a brisk day.
fig and apple quinoa crisp
Prep Time / Cook Time
15 minutes / 30 minutes
2 cups of almond flour
1 cup of chopped walnuts
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of quinoa (rinsed well)
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of maple syrup
16-18 oz of fresh figs (about 16-18 individual), sliced
4 honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (feel free to use your favorite baking apple)
1 tablespoon of almond flour
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
3 tablespoons of agave
1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Preheat your over to 350º
- Start by making the topping. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, walnuts, oats, quinoa) and mix to combine. Then stir in the vanilla and maple syrup. Your mixture shoud be slightly sticky and crumbly. Set aside.
- Prepare the filling. In a 9x13" baking pan, line the figs along the bottom. In a separate mixing bowl, toss the chopped apples with the flour, lemon juice, agave, and salt. Spread the apple mixture over the figs and give it a gentle toss to combine with the figs.
- Spread the topping out evenly over the apple and fig filling.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the crisp starts to turn golden brown. If you find that your crisp is browning quickly, then cover with foil and place it back in the oven. Let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with your favorite frozen topping.