Cranberries, apples and goji berries are combined in this delicious, warm, seasonal dessert. This Cran-Apple Goji Crisp is loaded with antioxidants, is gluten-free and vegan and only takes 30 minutes to make!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suncore Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Suncore product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!
Tis the season… yes it’s the holiday season filled will all things joyful and triumphant… except, that nasty little grinch named… Influenza. Yuck! My whole family and I just had a week on lockdown, runny noses, coughing fits, body aches- the full blown thing. I literally didn’t leave the house for a 5 days, something my husband calls torture, haha. So naturally I raided my fridge and pantry for all the good eats packed with vitamin C, zinc, antioxidants- you know, those immunity boosting foods.
Sure, there’s oranges and tea, soup- but are there any other readers out there who crave sweets when they’re sick?! I’m not sure why I do, but I at least try to indulge in a healthy way, and trick my brain. Today I’m spilling my latest healthy dessert craving, and introducing you to another antioxidant packed superfood… goji berries! Maybe you’ve met them, in which case- this Cran-Apple Goji Crisp is going to be your new cup of tea 😉 But if you haven’t been long acquainted, my friends over at Suncore Foods and I are super proud to present this nutrient packed, healthy-but-you’ll-never-know-it dessert for two that potentially has some nasty bug butt whooping properties.
Let’s not forget about the other immune boosting superberries used in this recipe, cranberries! They are also considered a superfood powerhouse with high nutrient and antioxidant content, so when combined with goji berries, this Cran-Apple Goji Crisp is a force to be reckoned with!
As if this superfood dessert couldn’t get any better, I am using both Suncore Foods’ red Goji Dried Wolfberries and Black Goji Berries for double the punch (btdubbs, I didn’t even know there were black goji berries until now!). It’s also naturally sweetened so no worries about having too much sugar here my friends wink.
This gluten-free, vegan dessert is insanely easy to make, and like insanely flavorful. I threw my diced apple, cranberries, and plumped goji berries (plumped them up in some water) in a skillet with a little coconut oil and sautéed them with all the other filling ingredients until the mixture became bubbly. Then I simply placed the oat topping on top of the berry apple filling in the skillet and baked this crisp right in the skillet (grabbed a spoon and dug right in!) but you can also spoon the filling into ramekins or a baking dish and bake that way as well. Enjoy this Cran-Apple Goji Crisp warm with a scoop of non-dairy ice cream if you’re feeling like a rebel.
I’m hoping mister Influenza skips your house this winter, and hoping you love this seasonal dessert as much as I do! I know I’ll be making it sick or not sick this winter. Don’t forget to snap a photo, post onto social media, and tag me on Instagram or Facebook!
Cran-Apple Goji Filling
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 3 medium apples, diced (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 cup red goji berries, (from Suncore Foods
- 1/4 cup black goji berries, (from Suncore Foods)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp agave/maple syrup
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 cup gluten-free old fashioned oats, (not quick oats)
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp plant butter
- Soak the goji berries in water until they plump up a bit, about 5-10 minutes
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- In a medium skillet, heat 1 tsp coconut oil over medium heat
- Add the cranberries and sautee for a couple of minutes, then add the apples
- Drain the goji berries and add them to the skillet
- Add the remaining filling ingredients to the skillet, stir to combine, and sautee for about 5-7 minutes until it starts to turn bubbly
- Meanwhile, add all the dry topping ingredients to a large bowl, stir to combine
- Then add the maple syrup and butter and stir the mixture until you achieve a crumble-like consistency
- At this point, if your skillet is oven safe, you can simply add the topping on top of the filling mixture and bake in your oven for about 15 minutes, until the top is golden brown
- Alternatively, spoon the filling into a baking dish or remekins and then top with the topping and bake the same
- Serve warm with dairy-free vanilla ice cream