I am participating in my first Blogger Secret Ingredient contest this week thanks to Caitlin. This week’s ingredient was Pancake Mix. I generally use pancake mix for its traditional use, but was inspired by this challenge. One of my favorite, semi-healthy desserts is apple crisp. So that was the direction I chose for the BSI contest. I love baking items that don’t require a ton of ingredients or precise measuring because I am much more of a cook than a baker.
Multigrain Oatmeal Apple Crisp
1/3 cup multigrain pancake mix
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup unpacked brown sugar plus 2 TB
1 large crisp apple such as Fuji
1 tspn ground cinnamon
2 TB cold butter
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Combine pancake mix and oats in mixing bowl. A brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir lightly.
3. Add butter in pieces to mixture. Use fork to combine butter into oat and pancake mixture until an even, sandy texture is reached.
4. Thinly slice apple and toss with a dash of cinnamon and 2 TB brown sugar.
5. Coat 9” x 9” baking dish with cooking spray. Layer apple slices in baking dish. Top with pancake and oat mixture.
6. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes until topping is crisp and apples tender
Serve warm on its own or topped with plain yogurt, ice cream or whipped cream. I had mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Thank you Caitlin for letting my enjoy this delicious dessert tonight! It seriously tastes exactly like French Apple Pie but is much healthier than the traditional version. One serving of this version has just 150 calories and is full of whole grains and fiber and just a little bit of butter – real butter! Which we all know makes everything taste better. One slice of french apple pie has 330 calories and 14 grams of fat.