Apple crisp is a staple in my fall diet. Not only is it delicious, it’s basically fool-proof. You can put nuts, seeds, berries, etc., in it, and no matter what, it always comes out delicious. For me, I am a purist: I like a simple apple base, a standard crumble, and occasionally some vanilla ice cream for an extra topping. However, for this apple crisp, I mixed it up: I added Replenished Roots Seed Cycling blend to the topping for an added health benefit.
For those unfamiliar, seed cycling is a way to balance women’s hormones by eating specific seeds at certain points in the menstrual cycle. As someone who has struggled with hormonal related issues, including acne and bloating (read more about my personal issues here), seed cycling has been an amazing addition to my plant-based diet.
The seed blend I used in this crumble is a combination of ground pumpkin and flax seeds, aka the follicular phase blend. This mixture in particular aims to assist the body in supporting estrogen production by binding legnans to estrogen. Pumpkin and flax seeds are both packed with zinc and omega 3’s, helping to support blood flow, limit cramps, and more!
So, not only is this apple crisp simply delectable, but it has some added hormone support! Check out Replenished Roots here.
- 1 apple (I used a gala apple)
- 2 – 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp plant-based butter (cold)
- 2.5 tbsp oats
- 2 tsp white sugar
- optional: 2 tbsp Replenished Roots Seed Cycling Mix (pumpkin + flax seed blend)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit
- In a small bowl, combine the apple (chopped), apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and the vanilla extract. Stir until the apple is coated in the mixture.
- In an oven safe bowl, bake the apples for 10 minutes.
- While the apples are baking, combine the oats, butter, white sugar, the rest of the cinnamon (to taste), and the seed cycling mix in a small bowl. Combine using your hands for best results.
- Remove the apples from the oven, top with the crumble, and bake for another 20 – 25 minutes.
- If you’re similar to me and prefer a crispier crumble, broil the apple crisp for 1 – 3 minutes after it’s done baking.
- If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, use a different acid. Lemon juice, white vinegar, etc.
- Maple syrup is a great topping (or add in) if you are low on sugar.
*This page may contain affiliate links that I gain commision on if purchases are made through them. I hope they help you as much as they helped me! You can view my full disclosure here.