MPN™ Healthy & Delicious Apple Crisp (Low Glycemic Index)

A Brain Healthy Recipe[1]

YIELD:  12 Servings


INGREDIENTS For TOPPING:                                                           AMOUNT:                      

Whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour 1 cup
Oatmeal or 1/2 Oatmeal (or mixed whole grain cereal) and 1/2 (low sugar) Granola Mix 1 ½ cups
Cinnamon, ground 1 TBsp
Nutmeg, ground ½ tsp
Cloves, ground ½ tsp
Truvia® (or 1/4 tsp pure stevia powder) 2 tsp/3 pckt
Coconut sugar  (if not available, use another 2 tsp of Truvia) 3-4 TBsps
Canola oil (or 90/10 canola/olive oil mix) 1/4 cup
Healthy fat fatty oil spread/shortening with NO trans fats (e.g. Earth Balance, Smart Balance) and/or butter (e.g. 50-50 mix) ½ cup
Chopped almonds, walnuts or pecans or mixture 1/3-½ cup (1/6 – 1/4 lb.)



Apple juice or apple cider (100% juice)

1 pint
Arrowroot powder (may substitute tapioca flour) 2 TBsps
Cinnamon, ground 1 TBsp
Apple slices in natural juices if canned, or apples cored and sliced medium if fresh 1 quart
Truvia® (or pinch of pure stevia powder) 1 tsp or 1 packet



  1. 1.    For Apple Mix: Bring 1 point apple juice to a boil, thicken with 2 TBsps tapioca flour or arrowroot powder to produce a glazing mixture.
  2. 2.    Add apple slices.
  3. 3.   Add 1 TBsp cinnamon, 1 tsp (or 1 packet) of Truvia® and stir.
  4. 4.   Place this apple/juice mixture into hotel baking pans.
  5. 5.   For Crisp:  Place oil, flour, oatmeal, Truvia®, cloves, nutmeg, 1 TBsp cinnamon and lastly chopped nuts in a large mixing bowl or power mixer.  Mix these ingredients for a few minutes.
  6. 6.   Spread over the hot apples.
  7. 7.   Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Test if apples are tender; then serve.

[1]  Created by Nancy Emerson Lombardo following the Memory Preservation Nutrition® Program. Tested by Nancy Emerson Lombardo October 2012.


© 2012 Nancy Emerson Lombardo Ph.D., HealthCare Insights, LLC   All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, Photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of HealthCare Insights, LLC.  Direct correspondence to Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D.   978-621-1926



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