“ZApple” Crisp

Read thru recipe 😉
Granola (topping)
1/4 cup oats
1/8 cup water
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
3 pkts Splenda
Cinnamon to taste

Mix the oats, splenda and cinnamon then add the water and vanilla. Add water slowly.  You only want the oats to be slightly wet, not soggy.  Spread it out on a piece of foil sprayed with nonstick spray, and bake at 250 degrees for 10 minutes. Open it up, mix it around, flip over the pieces, and bake another 5 minutes. Break up the pieces, bake another 5 minutes.

 

ZApples

2 cups sliced zucchini
1 cup apple cider
1 cup water
1 tbsp Splenda
1/2 tsp xanthan gum

Combine zucchini and cider mix in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the zucchini is translucent and when tasted, tastes exactly like apple, approx 1 hour.

 Remove from heat, drain, and transfer to an oven-proof dish.
Preheat oven to 350°F
Mix the 1 tablespoon of the Splenda with the xanthan gum. Stir into zucchini. 

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.  Sprinkle granola over the top!

*note…if you want, you can make the “apples” the day before and let them sit over night*  😀

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4 Responses to ““ZApple” Crisp”

  1. edenseats

    I make something similar but with Chayote squash! have you tried it!? I heard its what they use in the McDonalds apple pies although maybe thats a myth. I never thought of zucchini but I’ll try it!

  2. fitnesscook

    I haven’t tried that squash! I will certainly have to check it out! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

  3. april

    Do you use apple cider as in the juice? or vinegar? I just bought some zucchini yesterday!

  4. fitnesscook

    I do use apple cider, but the no sugar added. I am tempted to use the vinegar, but have yet to try it.

    Usually I just eat the granola LOL

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