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The Greatest Wholesome Apple Crisp Recipe

Are you overly excited for fall and prepared for apple season? Good, me too! Let’s make my well-known apple crisp collectively. 

Wait, even higher… let’s make a wholesome apple crisp with a crunchy cinnamon pecan oat topping. You down?

Look, I like apple crisp for a wide range of causes. It’s cozy, comforting, just a little bit nostalgic and far simpler to make than selfmade apple pie. Plus who doesn’t love the feel part of the superbly candy, crunchy topping? It’s every thing you could possibly need in a dessert.

I initially made this more healthy apple crisp a number of years in the past and haven’t regarded again since. You’d by no means realize it was just a little higher for you both! I’ve lightened it up simply sufficient so that you can get pleasure from and nonetheless really feel prefer it’s one thing actually particular popping out of your oven. Heat apples, scrumptious maple pecan taste, what extra do you want?! Get the vanilla ice cream prepared it’s time to dig in.

Healthy Apple Crisp in a baking dish with ice cream and a spoon

What makes this apple crisp more healthy?

As a substitute of utilizing common sugar like most apple crisp recipes name for, I used maple syrup within the filling. The recipe doesn’t name for a lot however when all is claimed and executed, it finally ends up being the proper quantity of sweetness. We’re additionally including a lift of entire grains due to entire wheat flour, and I’ve included easy methods to maintain this recipe gluten free and dairy free (whereas nonetheless being scrumptious).

Components on this wholesome apple crisp recipe

For those who’ve by no means made selfmade apple crisp earlier than, you’re critically in for a deal with. It solely requires a number of staple elements & spices however the result’s completely unbelievable. Right here’s what you’ll must make it:

  • Flour: I like to make use of entire wheat pastry flour for the beautiful enhance of entire grains, however you can too use common flour, gluten free oat flour, or almond flour. Choices for everybody! For those who use oat flour, be at liberty to make your personal proper at house, too.
  • Oats: you’ll additionally want some rolled oats (gluten free if desired) for that crunchy topping.
  • Brown sugar: we’re sweetening that scrumptious topping with some darkish brown sugar. You may as well use coconut sugar to maintain the recipe refined sugar free.
  • Pecans: howdy, pecan oat topping! I like the flavour that crunchy pecans add to the topping.
  • Spices: for all the crisp you’ll simply want some cinnamon, salt and just a little nutmeg. Fall flavors, ILYSM.
  • Butter: just a little chilly butter helps the topping maintain that crumble texture. Be at liberty to make use of vegan butter or coconut oil to maintain the apple crisp vegan & dairy free.
  • Apples: I like utilizing a mixture of granny smith or honeycrisp however I’m positive it’ll work with no matter apples you might have out there.
  • Secret ingredient: the filling additionally requires just a little bourbon, however you possibly can swap that for vanilla when you’d like. Both means, this apple crisp goes to make your stomach (and coronary heart) very, very joyful. Discover ways to make your personal vanilla extract right here!

Healthy Apple Crisp in a baking dish with ice cream and a spoon

make the very best wholesome apple crisp

  1. Prep your pan. Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan or a 9 inch skillet with cooking spray, an preheat you oven to 350 levels F.
  2. Make the topping. You’ll then need to mix the entire elements for the crunchy oat topping. Pour within the butter (or coconut oil) and mix the combination along with your fingers till good crumbles kind that resemble moist sand. Pop that within the fridge.
  3. Make the apple filling. Toss collectively the sliced apples, maple syrup, spices and bourbon and let the marinate within the bowl for a couple of minutes to take in the flavors.
  4. Assemble the crisp. Add 1/3 of the topping to the bowl with the filling and toss it collectively. Place all of this into your ready pan and sprinkle on the remainder of the topping.
  5. Bake, cool & serve! Lastly, bake the crisp on a baking sheet (in case the filling bubbles over) till golden brown. Let it cool and serve with vanilla ice cream for the final word deal with!

Make it forward of time

Sure, you can also make this wholesome apple crisp forward of time! Merely put together it as directed, cowl your pan or skillet with foil, place it within the fridge after which bake it as directed earlier than you’re able to serve. Straightforward!

Healthy Apple Crisp in a bowl with ice cream and a spoon

Retailer your leftovers

  • Within the fridge: retailer any leftover apple crisp in an hermetic container within the fridge. Merely heat it up a bit within the microwave or get pleasure from chilly straight from the fridge.
  • Within the freezer: sure, this wholesome apple crisp is freezer-friendly! Assemble the apple crisp however don’t bake it. Cowl the crisp properly with aluminum foil and switch it to the freezer for as much as 3 months. Bake the frozen apple crisp at 350 levels for about an hour or till it’s golden and bubbly.

Extra crisps & crumbles to strive

Get all of our scrumptious crisp & crumble recipes right here!

I hope you all get an opportunity to make this wholesome apple crisp recipe very quickly as a result of it’s actually one among my favorites! Placed on a superb playlist and bake your coronary heart out. It’s simpler to make than pie and when the time comes, can be a stunning addition to your Thanksgiving desk. My favourite option to serve it’s with vanilla bean ice cream as a result of why not?!

For those who make this wholesome apple crisp, you’ll want to fee the recipe under and go away a remark under! And when you’d like you possibly can tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram with a photograph of your creation. xo!

Healthy Apple Crisp in a casserole dish with a spoon

Whole Time 1 hour 5 minutes

The very best wholesome apple crisp recipe that is naturally sweetened with maple syrup as an alternative of sugar and topped with a crunchy oat pecan topping. Serve this scrumptious apple crisp heat with vanilla bean ice cream. The proper means to make use of up fall apples!


  • For the topping:
  • 1/3
    entire wheat pastry flour (or common flour or gluten free oat flour or almond flour)
  • 1/2
    quaint rolled oats, gluten free if desired
  • 1/3
    darkish brown sugar (can even sub coconut sugar however brown sugar is greatest)
  • 1/2
    uncooked chopped pecans
  • 1/4
  • 1/4
  • 1/4
    chilly butter or vegan buttery stick, lower into very small cubes (can even use coconut oil)
  • For the crisp:
  • 5-6
    medium Honeycrisp or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and really thinly sliced
  • 1/3
    pure maple syrup
  • 1
  • pinch
    of nutmeg
  • 1
    bourbon (or pure vanilla extract)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Generously grease an 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Put aside.

  2. To make the topping: Mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and pecans in a big bowl till well-combined. Add within the items of butter and use your fingers to squeeze and mix till the combination turns into crumbly and resembles moist sand. (Alternatively, you possibly can lower within the butter with a pastry cutter, or place the entire topping elements in a meals processor and pulse till simply blended. My favourite methodology is to make use of my fingers, as I consider you get the very best crumbly topping that means.)

  3. As soon as completed, place topping within the fridge and start making the apple filling.

  4. To make the filling: Place apples, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and bourbon (or vanilla) in a big bowl and toss to mix. Enable to sit down for 5-10 minutes.

  5. Take 1/3 cup of the topping combination and toss with the apple combination. Place the apple combination in ready pan and sprinkle evenly with topping.

  6. Bake the crisp on a baking sheet (simply in case the filling bubbles over!) for 45-55 minutes, or till topping is golden brown and filling is effervescent. Take away from oven and funky 10 minutes on wire rack. Serve heat along with your favourite vanilla ice cream. Makes 9 servings.

Recipe Notes

To make gluten free: within the topping, use licensed gluten free oats and almond flour or an all goal gluten free flour or gluten free oat flour.

To make vegan: sub a buttery vegan stick for the butter or use coconut oil.

Make it forward of time: merely put together it as directed, cowl your pan or skillet with foil, place it within the fridge after which bake it as directed earlier than you are able to serve. Straightforward!


Servings: 9 servings

Serving measurement: 1 serving

Energy: 204kcal

Fats: 7.7g

Carbohydrates: 34.7g

Fiber: 4.2g

Sugar: 23.2g

Protein: 1.5g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Formidable Kitchen | Pictures by: Sarah Fennel // Broma Bakery

This publish was initially printed on September 16, 2018, republished on September 2, 2021, and republished on September nineteenth, 2022.

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