[This post is sponsored by my friends at Bob’s Red Mill! We’re using their Classic Granola for this Lazy Girl Apple Crisp.]
Oh hay! I have a lazy girl recipe for you today, and I’m all over it.
Apple season. I love it. Apples are the single greatest fruit IMO, and there’s nothing better than being just totally swamped with fujis and honeycrisps and golden deliciouses and granny smiths and braeburns and cortlands!!
I don’t discriminate (unless it’s a red delicious. who in the world deemed those things “delicious”?), and I love them all.
I keep them in the fridge, awaiting the inevitable 8 times per day I get munchy. I slice them up and devour them in approximately 5 seconds. Every day. Like clockwork. I’m an apple fiend.
That said, I don’t typically cook with them. They’re one of the few foods I hold nearest and dearest to my heart in their unprocessed form. They’re best consumed whole, cold, and with haste. I feel like I’m missing out on the nirvana that is the raw, crisp, crunchy apple experience if I cook with them.
Raw apple FOMO, if you will.
I’m not dramatic, YOU’RE dramatic.
Just kidding. I know I’m dramatic.
This is how I live my life unless…there’s apple crisp involved. I have such an obsession for apple crisp. In fact! Do a quick search on here for “apple” recipes, and most of them are some sort of apple crisp.
Rich, caramely apple goo, soft, sweet, tender apples, a crisp that goes on for DAYZ. Ugh. Is there anything, I mean ANYTHING better?
Well, yes. Apple crisp that takes a FRACTION of the time to make!
Apple crisp is delightful, but it kind of is a pain because it makes you wait. And like, it makes you wait a decent amount of time.
You chop up all the apples, mix the filling ingredients together, make the crisp, assemble the whole thing, and then bake it for a good 45 minutes to an hour.
Pshaw, man. I ain’t waiting 45 minutes to eat a crisp. When one has an apple obsession, one’s obsession must be satisfied as quickly as possible.
That’s why this lazy girl apple crisp is my new best friend! And hopefully yours too! But definitely mine.
Making the filling on the stove saves you like…so much time. SO much time, you guys.
With that saved time, you can:
- pet a floof!
- read a book!
- binge a show!
- spend some quality time with your guy / girl!
- workout in anticipation for maximum apple crisp consumption!
- make some more Lazy Girl Apple Crisp!
It’s cray, man. And it’s the same ingredient situation! Just cooked a different way.
Apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon. Done and done and done. Cook them on the stove until tender, put them in a serving vessel, top them with mountain of the most addictive Bob’s Red Mill Original Granola ever (Bob…how do you DO it?!).
It softens slightly once it’s on top of your hot apple crisp, and it’s a delightful chewy-meets-crispy texture against the gooey apples.
It’s just such a good time, you guys.
And don’t let that title fool you – Lazy Girl Apple Crisp doesn’t taste lazy.
Yes, it’s quick. But it features tender, yet crisp apple pieces, a delightfully crisp granola, and, if you wanna, a nice glug of sweet maple syrup.
Eat it for breakfast, eat it for dessert, eat it all.dang.day.
It’s fall, friends! Bless up for the most wonderful time of the year.
Lazy Girl Apple Crisp
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A delicious, warm, and cinnamony apple crisp that takes a fraction of the time to make! You'll love this no-bake vegan recipe.
- 8 sweet, tart apples*, chopped into 1 inch chunks
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 bag Bob’s Red Mill Original Granola
- maple syrup, for topping
- Add your apple chunks, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt to a large, stove-safe pot. Mix to combine and allow to sit for five minutes.
- Place your large pot over medium heat, add your water, and cover. Cook, stirring frequently for 10-15 minutes, or until the apples are cooked to your liking. I like my apples to be on the crisper side, so I prefer pulling it off the heat around the 10 minute mark. Around the last minute of cooking, add your cornstarch and mix to combine.
- Scoop your apple mixture into serving bowls of your choosing and top with a mound of your granola. Top with a drizzle of maple syrup (if desired) and dive in!
*As for kind, I used Cripps Pink / Pink Lady. You can also peel your apples if desired. I didn't, and it was fine! I like keeping the skins on for a bit of extra fiber, but if you want a softer, less chewy crisp, peel your apples.
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