This amazing healthier apple crisp recipe is a lightened-up dessert using whole grains and a healthier blend of fats.
This apple crisp recipe was given to me by my Mom years ago, but the original version was a lot more indulgent. I modified this recipe a bit, changing up the fat to coconut oil instead of butter, used a whole grain flour blend and a blend of sucanat (or coconut sugar) and raw turbinado sugar.
The result is as delicious, if not better, than the original. You can easily swap out the coconut oil for a butter/olive oil blend, walnut oil or avocado oil if you don’t like the coconut flavor. This apple crisp is great served with Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Amazing Healthier Apple Crisp
As far as the cinnamon goes, the more the better in my book. I love a generous amount a lot of cinnamon!
It’s just not fall without the smell of apples baking! This healthier apple crisp recipe is a fall staple in our house.
Serve with a big scoop of Greek yogurt or your favorite vanilla ice cream. Absolutely delicious!
- 1 cup of whole oats or quick oats I used both and they both turn out great
- 1/4 cup sucanat and 1/4 cup raw turbinado sugar or 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour or spelt flour
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup finely diced walnuts
- 1/4 cup coconut oil slightly melted and cooled
- 3 tbsp softened butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 6-7 large baking apples rome, golden delicious or granny smith, peeled and sliced into small wedges
- cinnamon for sprinkling 1 or more tsp
- raw cane sugar for sprinkling on apples or coconut sugar about 1/4 cup
- Combine all topping ingredients into a mixer
- While mixing, preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- When combined your topping should be crumbly
- Peel and slice your apples and arrange in a medium size baking dish (13x9 would be fine)
- Sprinkle generously with cinnamon(1 tsp or more to taste)
- Then top with about 1/4 cup raw cane or coconut sugar
- Sprinkle your topping mixture over apples, then bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
- Let cool for about 15 minutes before serving