Healthier Apple Crisp

Healthier Apple Crisp. Fresh apples baked with a honey sweetened oatmeal topping. A delicious dessert that’s on the healthy side!

Healthier Apple Crisp. Fresh apples baked with a honey sweetened oatmeal topping. A delicious dessert that's on the healthy side!

I grew up in a town whose economy relied heavily on agriculture, specifically apples.  The town had an apple festival every year, and in fact, I was the ‘Apple Ambassador’ for the entire town when I was in high school. So, I take apples seriously.

Annual Apple Picking

Around July of each year, I start thinking about when it’s going to be time to go apple picking. As soon as my local orchard is open, my family is there. Even when I was pregnant with each of my kids, we were out there picking apples.

Healthier Apple Crisp. Fresh apples baked with a honey sweetened oatmeal topping. A delicious dessert that's on the healthy side!

The Evolution of my Apple Crisp

As you can imagine from my apple history, I have a lot of apple recipes in my cooking repertoire. I used to be an exclusive Betty Crocker apple crisp recipe girl. But, a few years back, my friend Danielle changed that.

Danielle is a very healthy eater. My husband and I are good friends with her and her husband, Jon, so we have them over for dinner fairly regularly. One fall, after apple picking, Danielle offered to bring over the supplies to make an apple crisp. I’ll be honest, I was skeptical when I saw Danielle making it. I thought there was no way an apple crisp without butter or sugar could live up to what I wanted. I was wrong.

Healthier Apple Crisp. Fresh apples baked with a honey sweetened oatmeal topping. A delicious dessert that's on the healthy side!

Healthier Apple Crisp

Danielle changed my mind on apple crisps. In fact, I liked her version so much that I started making it almost exclusively. As I’ve made it throughout the last few falls, I’ve made some adjustments here and there, but no matter how I’ve made it, it’s been delicious. It’s perfectly sweetened, filled with fall flavor, and doesn’t give me a belly ache.

This Healthier Apple Crisp recipe I’m sharing with you is my latest rendition. It’s quick and easy to make, and is sure to be a family favorite.

Healthier Apple Crisp. Fresh apples baked with a honey sweetened oatmeal topping. A delicious dessert that's on the healthy side!

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Healthier Apple Crisp. Fresh apples baked with a honey sweetened oatmeal topping. A delicious dessert that's on the healthy side!
Healthier Apple Crisp
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Healthier Apple Crisp. Fresh apples baked with a honey sweetened oatmeal topping. A delicious dessert that's on the healthy side!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Keyword: Healthier Apple Crisp
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 298 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 medium sized apples I used a combination of Honeycrisp and Jonathan apples
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup thin sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of 9x13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray or butter.
  2. Core apples and cut the rest into small slices (~1/2 inch width). Spread apples in prepared casserole dish.
  3. In small bowl, stir together flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice. Then, stir in honey, coconut oil, and almond extract. Spread evenly over apples. Next, spread almonds over top of oat mixture.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until apples are tender. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Healthier Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 210mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 23g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 7.6%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Healthier Apple Crisp. Fresh apples baked with a honey sweetened oatmeal topping. A delicious dessert that's on the healthy side!

If you enjoyed this Healthier Apple Crisp recipe, you will probably enjoy these other SugarSpicesLife recipes:

Homemade Apple Pie
Rustic Peach Blueberry Tart
Peach Cobbler
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