Well isn’t this a relatively simple delight to put together!
I tried out a new recipe that included coconut butter instead of regular butter. I have to say I needed to get a bit creative before it turned into something decent however, I have managed to pull a success out of thin air! Man those kind of days in the kitchen tickle my fancy.
1 dozen apples peeled, cored and sliced – I used ambrosia
1 tbsp cornstarch or alternative
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice – trust me, all else is GROSS
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1 tbsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup sugar of choice – brown, coconut, palm
1/2 cup flour of choice – gluten free, organic whole wheat
1 cup oats
1.5 cup mixed nuts or straight up pecans (this recipe I used mixed nuts including chopped cashews & tamari almonds)
1 1/4 cup coconut butter or 1 cup coconut oil
1 cup of warm water set aside
Preheat oven to 375.
Coat apple slices in filling ingredients, transfer to baking dish and set aside. ( I used 1 large baking dish but you could use two 8×8).
Mix topping ingredients until it becomes sticky/mealy. Do not worry if it is a little bit dry when using coconut butter, this stuff is harder to work with. Sprinkle over apples and bake for 45-1 hour.
Near the end of baking time, remove from oven to see if flour ingredients have softened. (I used coconut butter and mine had not)
If not, top with 1/2 cup warm water and return to oven OR mix dish with 1 full cup of hot water and return to oven for 10 minutes.