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Baked Apples with Crisp Topping

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So fall is finally here! Is it just me or did it feel like it was never coming?! Fall is probably my favorite season because I love the fresh, crisp air AND it’s the season of many of my favorite foods–apples, pomegranates and pumpkins. In honor of apple season, I am bringing you a Baked Apple Crisp that provides for a nutritious twist to your traditional apple crisp recipe. This gluten-free recipe is filled with whole, nutritious ingredients and includes very little added sugar. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a sweet treat while also loading up on some nutrient-dense foods like apples, grass-fed ghee, and gluten-free oats. 

Apple Picking!

There’s many reasons that I love apples but one of the main reasons is because I just love apple picking at a local apple orchard. Not only is it super fun but it’s an amazing way to support the local economy, eat sustainably, get outside and optimize your nutrition intake. While it is one of my favorite activities I should disclose that I didn’t make it out to pick apples this year because of eating a ketogenic diet. I decided it would be too tempting to go apple picking and not eat five apples! So instead, I’ve created this Baked Apple Crisp recipe hoping that I can live vicariously through you all and give you a fun and tasty way to use your freshly picked, local apples!

Rich in Soluble & Insoluble Fiber

Apples are loaded with nutritional benefits but perhaps one of the most unique things about apples is that they are packed with both insoluble and soluble fiber which are key for promoting a healthy gut. I just completed my last module on the GI system for my advanced training with the Institute for Functional Medicine (only took me three years to finish!) and they continuously stressed the importance of adequate fiber intake for digestive and gut health. The fiber in apples helps to feed the short chain fatty acids in the gut which helps with the production of energy in the large intestine. Apples are also rich in phytonutrients which help reduce inflammation and allow for the gut to heal itself. The fiber and phytonutrients that are found in apples have the ability to create a healthier gut environment for us all!

Baked Apple Crisp by BeingBrigid Functional Nutrition Brigid Titgemeier

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