Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

Healthy Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream

Looking for a healthy apple crisp recipe? You’re on luck!

This recipe is one of my very favourites. Made with fresh apple, whole wheat, and oats, this yummy bake makes a hearty snack or even breakfast. Top it with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla iced cream, and it turns into a healthy dessert!

What is Healthy Apple Crisp?

  • Wikipedia defines Apple Crisp as: 

    "Apple crisp is a dessert made with a streusel topping. An apple crumble is a dessert of baked chopped apples topped with rolled oats and brown sugar. In the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, the term 'crumble' refers to both desserts, but in the US and Canada the two are distinguished." [1]

  • What Makes It Healthy?

    Healthy is a pretty subjective term - everyone has their own idea of what "healthy food" is.

    To me, this is a healthy recipe because it uses fresh fruit, whole grains, and no added sugar.

Varieties to Try Making

Fruit crisps are an excellent way to get a lot of milage from a few simple ingredients. Apple crisp is a classic, and probably the most widely know variety of fruit crisp. If you’re in the mood for something a little different, though, get creative with the fruit filling!

    Apple Berry Crisp
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    Apple Berry Crisp

    Apple Berry Crisp

    Toss some fresh blueberries, sliced strawberries or raspberries into the apple filling when mixing it for an extra splash of flavour. Any fresh berries you have on hand will work. You can even use frozen berries straight out of the freezer!

    See Rachels Recipe
    Apple Rhubarb Crisp
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    Apple Rhubarb Crisp

    Apple Rhubarb Crisp

    If there's anything I like more than the original healthy apple crisp recipe, it's this. I grow my own rhubarb, and I love, love, love the fresh taste of together with apple.

    Simply slice up some rhubarb stocks and add them to the apple filling when you're mixing it. Depending on your taste buds, you may want to add a few tablespoons of extra sugar to the fruit filling to offset the sour zing of the rhubarb.

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    Peach Crisp
    Peach Crisp

    Peach Crisp

    If you don't have any baking apples on hand, you can substitute pretty much any firm fruit. Peach and pear both make excellent fruit crisp!

    Just peel and slice your peaches or pears, and mix the fruit filling exactly as you would have with the apples. Yum!

    Holly's Recipe

Supplies You’ll Need

One of the really great things about this recipe is how few supplies it uses. Less supplies = less cleanup, which is a big plus as far as I’m concerned!

The recipe takes only 2 dishes – a mixing bowl and a baking pan. You’ll also need a sharp knife to slice the apples and a spoon for mixing both the filling and the crumble. A veggie peeler is helpful if you have one – but if you don’t, don’t worry. You can also use your sharp knife to peel the apples.

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    Sharp Kitchen Knife (a paring knife is ideal)

    You'll need a sharp knife to slice and core the apples. A paring knife is great, but you can use any kitchen knife. If you don't have a veggie peeler on hand, you can also use it to remove the apple peels.

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    Mixing Bowl (big enough to fit 10 apples)

    You'll need a mixing bowl to prep the apple filling. Any type of mixing bowl will do, as long as it's big enough to fit 10 sliced up apples. Once the apple filling is prepared, you'll reuse the same bowl to mix the crumble topping.

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    Mixing Spoon

    You need a mixing spoon to, well, mix. You can use the same spoon for mixing the apple filling and the crumble topping.

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    9 x 13 Inch Baking Pan

    This recipe fits nicely in a 9 x 13" (33cm x 23cm) baking pan, but you can use any similarly sized pan.

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    Nice to Have Supplies (Optional) (Optional)


    Vegetable Peeler
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    Fruit & Veggie Peeler (or you can use your knife in a pinch!)

    You'll need to peel 10 apples, so a vegetable peeler is handy. If you don't have one, though, don't worry. It'll take a little longer, but you can also use your knife to peel the apples!

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Healthy Apple Crisp Detailed Ingredient Information

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    1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon (ground or powdered)

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    1/2 Cup Water (cold)

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    Crumble Topping


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    1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

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    1/2 Cup Erythritol (granular or powdered)

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    1/2 Cup Butter (softened)

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    1 Teaspoon Cinnamon (ground or powdered)

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    1 Teaspoon Nutmeg (ground or powdered)

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Step by Step Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C).

  • Prepare the raw apples for the filling

    Peel and remove the core from all of the baking apples. Slice each apple into 6 - 8 wedges.

  • Prepare the apple filling

    In a mixing bowl, toss apple wedges with cinnamon and a tablespoon of whole wheat flour. Place the coated apples into a baking pan, and pour water over them.

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Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

Amanda Ilkov Rating: ***** Print Recipe
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Made with fresh apple, whole wheat, and oats, this yummy bake makes a hearty snack or even breakfast. Top it with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla iced cream, and it turns into a healthy dessert!

Ingredients (Imperial)

    Apple Filling

  • 10 whole Baking Apples
    (peeled and sliced)
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
    (ground or powdered)
  • 1 tbsp Whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup Water
    (cold)
  • Crumble Topping

  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ cup Erythritol
    (granular or powdered)
  • ½ cup Butter
    (softened)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    (ground or powdered)
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
    (ground or powdered)

Ingredients (Metric)

    Apple Filling

  • 10 whole Baking Apples
    (peeled and sliced)
  • 1.5 g Cinnamon
    (ground or powdered)
  • 15 g Whole wheat flour
  • 125 ml Water
    (cold)
  • Crumble Topping

  • 2 g Baking Powder
  • 4 g Baking Soda
  • 90 g Rolled Oats
  • 120 g Whole Wheat Flour
  • 90 g Erythritol
    (granular or powdered)
  • 115 g Butter
    (softened)
  • 3 g Cinnamon
    (ground or powdered)
  • 3 g Nutmeg
    (ground or powdered)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C).
  • Prepare the raw apples for the filling

    Peel and remove the core from all of the baking apples. Slice each apple into 6 - 8 wedges.

  • Prepare the apple filling

    In a mixing bowl, toss apple wedges with cinnamon and a tablespoon of whole wheat flour. Place the coated apples into a baking pan, and pour water over them.

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        1. Apple crisp, Cited: 11/23/2020

        Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation
        San Fransisco, California, United States

        2. Homemade Peach Crisp, Cited: 11/25/2020

        Holly, Spend With Pennies
        Vancouver, BC, Canada, Published: 08/08/2019

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