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7-Minute Clean Eating Apple Cinnamon Crisp

Apple Crisp

7- Minute Clean Eating Apple Crisp – Clean & Delicious

One of the many habits I have adapted since I stopped dieting and began eating clean is trying not to buy any foods that I don’t consider a staple in my diet.

In other words, I stock up my kitchen with the foods that I both enjoy eating and that provide fuel for my body.  Foods that I consider kitchen staples should taste great and make me feel good!

When it comes to sweets and treats I try to abide by a guideline I learned from Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.”

Interesting, right?

Before food became ‘fast food’ we had to make an effort to prepare and cook our food before we could actually eat it, which made foods like French fries and apple pie an occasional treat.

Nowadays we can grab these foods on the fly 24 hours a day just about anywhere we turn. An occasional treat has become any everyday convenience.

SO instead of buying cookies, I make them when I fell like having them.  And instead of buying ice cream, I make it a special treat to go for a walk and get some when I’m in the mood (haven’t quite gotten to making my own yet except for my Banana Ice Cream of course).

I’ve also gotten pretty good at making some seriously quick, simple, delicious (and yet still nutritious) treats with the ‘fuel foods’ I keep stocked in my kitchen.

So when I was contacted to do a little taste testing for Kashi  (a brand I believe makes great effort to support healthier living) I was more than happy to partake and my culinary wheels began to spin.

I mean, sure anyone can stick to tradition and eat cereal with milk.

Katie eating Kashi

Or make it a snack and nosh right from the box

Jachs eating Kashi

But I wanted to do something a little more creative than that.

I wanted to take this new Kashi Go Lean Crisp Cinnamon Crumble cereal and turn it’s light, crispy, crunchy, cinnamon packed self into something that might tickle your fancy while still supporting your clean eating efforts.

As soon as I tasted the cinnamon crumble I knew it would be delicious sprinkled over some pears or apples and that’s when the crisp popped into my brain.  I thought it might be due time that we think outside the box when it comes to our cereal (pun intended!) and make a sweet treat.

The Kashi Go Lean Cinnamon Crumble worked perfectly as the crisp on my Clean Eating Apple Crisp b/c it is light and crispy and crunchy and adds yet another layer of sweet cinnamon goodness!

And because it comes together so fast, you can whip this up anytime you find yourself rummaging around for a sweet treat (but truth be told it makes a great breakfast or afternoon snack as well).

But of course, don’t let that stop you from doing like the rest of my family and enjoying it with some milk, sprinkled over some yogurt, stirred into some cottage cheese, mixed into pancake batter and of course… snacking straight from the box.

7-Minute Clean Eating Apple Cinnamon Crisp

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • A few dashes of cinnamon
  • Itty-bity pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Kashi Go Lean Crisp (Cinnamon Crumble)

Directions:

Heat coconut oil in a medium non-stick sauté pan.  Toss in chopped apple along with the cinnamon and salt.  Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the apples are browned tender.

Transfer apples to a bowl and top with Greek yogurt and cereal.  Enjoy!!

Serves 1.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 223; Total Fat: 10.4g; Saturated Fat: 8.1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 29.2g; Dietary Fiber: 5.3g; Sugars: 18g; Protein: 7g

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8 Responses to “7-Minute Clean Eating Apple Cinnamon Crisp”

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    kim — August 13, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    Hi Dani,
    Love your website! Hate to burst your bubble. but did you know that Kashi Cereal is seriously a GMO food. Genetically modified with serious consequences…you can read more about Kashi on Dr. Mercola’s website. You would be better off by making your own granola.

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      Dani — August 15, 2012 @ 5:18 am

      Thanks for this Kim! I am going to do a little more research and probably share a post on this topic soon!

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    Doreen — August 13, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    I went looking for the GMO info and found this on Kashi’s web site:

    Currently, seven of our foods are now officially Non-GMO Project Verified including Autumn Wheat, Cinnamon Harvest, Island Vanilla, Strawberry Fields, 7 Whole Grain Flakes, 7 Whole Grain Puffs and 7 Whole Grain Pilaf. A number of our other foods are currently in process with the Non-GMO Project.

    As our foods achieve Non-GMO Project Verification we will share this information through our product pages on Kashi.com. This information will also be available on the Non-GMO Project website (http://www.nongmoproject.org/consumers/search-participating-products/search-by-name/).

    @kim – thenks for the alert!

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    Julie — October 15, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    Hi There, Just an FYI.. Make sure you never feed your toddlers Kashi Go Lean \Crunch\ . My toddler got his hands on some and it was so rock hard and super crunchy he started choking. The stuff you have sounds much better for little ones. Just thought I’d throw that out there! Go Lean Crisp, Not Crunch! :)

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      Dani — October 16, 2012 @ 11:53 am

      Thanks for the warning;)

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    Emily — December 23, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    Just made this recipe! It was so sweet and amazing! Thanks for posting it:)

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    Heather — November 8, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    Can I use any other type of oil as a substitute for coconut oil?

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      Dani — November 9, 2013 @ 3:46 am

      yes… you can use canola or grapeseed oil and good old fashioned butter would be great too.

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