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These little apple crisps make a sweet finish to any fall-themed menu. Tender apple slices mixed with a bit of cinnamon, sugar, and maple syrup are topped with a simple combination of ingredients, producing a healthy and delicious dessert. Bonus: This dish makes a great breakfast treat, too!
Petite Apple Ramekins with Coconut-Oat Crunch
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes / Bake Time: 35 minutes
1 heaping tablespoon vegan buttery spread, plus more for coating ramekins
2 medium/large red apples, cored and thinly sliced (do not peel)
3 heaping tablespoons vegan dark brown sugar, or your favorite dry sweetener, divided
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon maple syrup, divided
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup gluten-free, quick cooking or old fashioned rolled oats
3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded dried coconut
Preheat the oven to 400℉. Lightly coat four 6-ounce (or similarly sized) oven-safe ramekins with vegan buttery spread.
Put the apples, 1 heaping tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and cinnamon, into a medium-sized bowl. Stir with a large spoon until combined. Divide the apple mixture evenly among the prepared ramekins.
Put the oats, coconut, 1 heaping tablespoon vegan buttery spread, and 2 heaping tablespoons sugar in the same medium-sized bowl. Mix together using your hands or a dough blender until thoroughly incorporated. Sprinkle one-quarter of the oat mixture evenly over the apples in each ramekin.
Put the ramekins in an 8- x 8-inch (or similarly sized) rimmed baking pan. Tent with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the tops are crispy and slightly golden.
Put the pan on a wire rack and let the ramekins cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Drizzle the top of each ramekin with 1 teaspoon maple syrup while they are still warm. Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate, and serve cold. Covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator, leftover apple ramekins will keep for about 2 days.
LAURA THEODORE is a nationally recognized television personality, podcast radio host, celebrity PBS vegan chef, and renowned jazz singer. Laura is co-creator of the highly successful Jazzy Vegetarian cooking series on national public television and she is host of the Jazzy Vegetarian Podcast on Unity Online Radio. Laura has made guest appearances on The Talk on CBS, Insider/Entertainment Tonight, and the WCBS Radio Health Report. She has been featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News, Mother Earth Living, VegNews, Family Circle, Readers Digest, and PBS Food, among other highly respected news, food and lifestyle-related journals as well as been on the cover of American Vegan. She is an award-winning cookbook author with such titles as Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan, Vegan for Everyone, and Easy Vegan Home Cooking.