This Healthy Apple Crisp recipe features tender, juicy apples under a crunchy, flourless coconut sugar and oat topping. Bursting with sweet apple and cinnamon-scented flavor, it is the perfect fuss-free fall dessert. Learn how to make healthy apple crisp with oats from scratch with this simple recipe.
UPDATE: This post was originally published in October 2018. It has been updated to reflect new information and helpful content.
The Best Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe
Homemade apple crisp is a perfect fall-time dessert that is a traditional favorite. With a soft, slightly saucy baked apple filling covered with a crispy coconut sugar-oat topping, it is the perfect combination of tender and crunchy.
This good-for-you apple dessert contains no flour, so it is perfect for anyone that is gluten-intolerant. Just be sure to use certified gluten-free oats when making the topping, to ensure that the recipe is completely gluten-free.
As this apple crisp recipe is made using organic coconut sugar as the sweetener, it is also refined sugar-free. It also contains a good dose of healthy fats from the grass-fed butter in the oat topping. It makes an easy, flourless and healthy apple dessert recipe that the whole family will love. Keep reading to learn how to make the best apple crisp ever!
How To Make Healthy Apple Crisp
Not only is apple crisp delicious, it is one of the easiest desserts to throw together before dinner. All you do is toss some sliced apples with lemon juice and vanilla and spread them in a baking dish. Then sprinkle the apple mixture with a coconut sugar-oat topping and pop the dish in the oven. The apple crisp will bake in the perfect amount of time to serve fresh out of the oven when you are ready for dessert.
Can You Reheat Apple Crisp?
Absolutely! Warm apple crisp is the BEST. To reheat apple crisp, put a slice on a plate and place it in the microwave. Warm it up in 30-second increments, until it is warmed up to your liking.
Tip: Be careful when reheating it, as the sauce can get quite hot and may cause burns if you heat it up too much.
What Apples To Use For Apple Crisp
Apple crisp is an especially popular dessert in autumn, when apple season is at its peak. This recipe will work with just about any apple variety, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand. Although Granny Smith apples are generally thought of as the go-to baking apple, I personally prefer to use sweeter, less tart varieties such as Gala and Golden Delicious for the best flavor.
However, if you want to learn more about how to choose the best apple for an apple crisp, check out this helpful article from Southern Living.
Tip: Be sure to check the apples for freshness, they should be nice and hard. If the apples are squishy, bruised, or discolored, you should discard them.
More Healthy Apple Recipes
Craving more nourishing apple-infused dishes? Here are some of my favorite ones:
- Apple Pie Granola Bars
- Whole30 Applesauce
- Apple Spinach Salad
- Oatmeal Apple Muffins
- Butternut Squash Apple Soup
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The Best Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe with Oats (No Flour!)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a medium bowl, combine apples, lemon juice and vanilla. Spread apple mixture evenly in a medium baking dish.
- Combine oats, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture with your fingers until it forms a crumbly consistency.
- Sprinkle oat mixture evenly over apples.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.
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