Our first home in our life of travel was a little tiny beach house on Mission Beach in San Diego. The house was the closest I’ve been to camping. The kitchen was tiny, and I would soon realize that we were going to have a much simpler kitchen life. We did not have our fancy kitchen appliances. In our kitchen of the house we were renting for 6 weeks we had: 1 small pot, 1 medium baking pan, 1 plastic spatula, a couple of plates and a few random eating utensils. The only thing I bought at the store was a dollar store measuring cup, and for 6 weeks that is how we made all of our food.
The nights on Mission Beach were cool, and the best part of our little run-down shack, was the view from the little front porch. We would spend each evening watching the sun go down, with our neighbor, Barry, a man in his 60’s who would tell us wild stories from his past. We would listen to stories of the lovers he chased around the world, the life threatening situations he got himself into, and his career building wooden boats in Seattle. This was how we spent our winter, and I could not imagine a better way to spend those months.
I had a love for pie, in our wedding, rather than having a wedding cake, we served a buffet of various pies. One of my favorite pies is apple pie, and on those chili winter nights in San Diego, I craved the taste of warm apple pie. I also wanted something I could share with our good friend, Barry, that he would also enjoy.
I only had a few ingredients on hand, and not much in the way of baking supplies, I was determined to make a healthy, simple dessert. I created an apple crisp, that soon became our favorite dessert, and best of all? It makes a delicious breakfast as well.
(ps Barry also loved the creation)
pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
4 sliced apples (you can leave the skin of the apple on, or not, it’s up to you)
3 cups of oats
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups non dairy milk (unsweetened)
1 cup raisins.
mix non dairy milk and cinnamon.
layer a baking dish with the following:
layer of apples and raisins
layer of oats
pour liquid with cinnamon and vanilla
put in the oven at 350 for at least 45-60 min (depending on your oven)
Amount Per Serving
|Total Fat||1.9 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.1 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.9 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||44.6 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5.6 g|