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.
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
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!
- 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
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of 9x13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray or butter.
Core apples and cut the rest into small slices (~1/2 inch width). Spread apples in prepared casserole dish.
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.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until apples are tender. Serve warm.
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