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spoonful of apple crisp and vanilla ice cream

Healthy Apple Crisp

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Apple Crisp is an easy dessert that takes so little time to pull together. You’ll have this crisp going from your oven to the dessert table in no time at all!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy apple crisp, Gluten Free Apple Crisp, Healthy Apple Crisp
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 204
Author Kim


Apple Filling

  • 2 pounds apples (about 5-6 medium apples), thinly sliced*
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Crisp Topping

  • 1 cup rolled oats (use gluten free, if desired)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar (I prefer brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a 9-inch pie plate or 8x8" square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine all filling ingredients in a medium bowl and transfer to pie plate. Apple slices will almost be overflowing out of pie plate.
  • Combine all crisp topping ingredients in a medium bowl. I like to use a fork to get them fully combined.
  • Evenly sprinkle crisp mixture over the top of the apples.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes and until apples are of desired softness. If after 40 minutes, crumble topping is browning, but apples are not soft enough, place tin foil over the crisp and bake another 5-10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly before spooning out.
  • Serve warm and with vanilla ice cream, whipped topping or coconut cream, if desired.



*You can peel apples, if you'd like, but I don't.
Storing Leftovers. Since the topping has melted butter, I recommend that you refrigerate apple crisp if you want to eat it at a later date. It will stay good for the day out on the counter and then after that refrigerate it for 3-4 days. You can reheat your apple crisp by microwaving individual servings for about 30-45 seconds. To reheat the entire dish, place (uncovered) in a 375 degrees F oven for 10-15 minutes. See the full post for make ahead and freezer options.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.8g | Sodium: 61.3mg | Potassium: 87.5mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 15.1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg