An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but it does provide a tasty snack that is sure to help you maintain your health, body composition, and performance.
Americans consume roughly 20 pounds of apples per year, which equates to 1 apple per week. At under 100 calories a pop with 4.4 grams of dietary fiber, it wouldn’t hurt to add a few more to your meal plan.
Variety is an important element in maintaining your health, and apples come in a jaw-dropping 7,500+ different varieties—in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Within my own local grocery store, I can typically find on average 10 different kinds.
I took a trip to my farmer’s market and snagged 5 apples to test out which one would be best suited for my overnight apple crisp recipe (no oven required!). Check out my selection and tell me which one you would use?
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McIntosh: Est 1820
This is pretty much the classic apple, as it is both juicy and sweet. This variety of apple is so popular it has earned a place in the technology world courtesy of Steve Jobs.
Granny Smith: Est 1860
Named for Maria Ann Smith, this bright green variety was discovered in a compost pile in Australia. This is one of the last apples to make an appearance, usually in late fall, and has a distinctive tart flavor.
Golden Delicious: Est 1890
This is what I think of when I think of an apple. The Golden Delicious is a very rich and filling apple, and I find it matches very well with nut butters.
Pink Lady: Est. 1970
This light pink variety of apple has a very delicate and sweet taste, but it packs a mean crunch.
Ginger Gold: Est 1960
Often one of the first apples to make an appearance in early spring, these yellow gold fruits are both succulent and delicious and have been said to have a mild spice to them.
Overnight No-Bake Apple Crisp Recipe
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 6 ounces Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp chia seed
- 1/4 cup chopped Granny Smith apples (or apple of your choice)
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbsps chopped walnuts
- Add oats and yogurt into a half-pint canning jar (or other resealable container).
- Top with chia seeds; carefully stir to mix thoroughly.
- Cover, and refrigerate for about 8 hours.
- When ready to serve, stir in apples, cinnamon, and walnuts.
Apple Crisp Recipe Nutrition Facts:
Yields: 1 serving
Total fat: 12.1 g
Total carbohydrate: 26.5 g
Fiber: 6.6 g
Total protein: 10.5 g
This apple crisp recipe satisfies for an easy, ready-to-eat breakfast as well as any time you want a crisp, delicious snack. Enjoy!