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Delicious Healthy Apple Crisp

This healthy apple crisp is made with whole grain rolled oats, almond meal, maple syrup, coconut oil, and apples. It’s very comforting and filling and is a perfect dessert for the fall and winter months.

Healthy apple crisp in a glass baking dish standing on a tea towel.

This apple crisp isn’t low calorie, low carb, low-fat, or low sugar, but it’s still a better choice compared to many apple crisp recipes out there.

It’s very easy to make and smells wonderful while it’s baking. Caution: your neighbors might come knocking at your door wondering what you are cooking :). (Don’t open the door, if you don’t want to share).

Apple crisp in a baking dish with a wooden spoon in it.

I used to peel the apples to make this healthy apple crisp, but then I decided that it’s not necessary and is just extra work. Apple skin is high in fiber, and it also helps to keep apple pieces from falling apart too much.

I also used to add lemon juice to the apples to prevent them from browning. But the problem was that I had to add more sweetener to balance out the sour taste of the lemon juice. Since apples brown in the oven anyway, I decided to skip the lemon juice, which allowed me to use less sweetener in this recipe.

For more baked fruit desserts, check out this Fall and Winter Baked Fruit and these Easy Baked Persimmons.

Healthy Apple Crisp

Delicious Healthy Apple Crisp

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This healthy apple crisp is comforting and filling and is a perfect dessert for the fall and winter months. It's made with whole grain rolled oats, almond meal, maple syrup, coconut oil, and apples.


For the crumble topping:

  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats ( 5-minute or slow cooking rolled oats)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

For the apples:

  • 2 pounds of apples
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice


  1. In a bowl, combine the rolled oats, almond meal, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly oil a baking dish with coconut oil (I use a round baking dish 10 inches in diameter).
  3. Core and cube the apples and place them into the baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of allspice and sprinkle the mixture over the apples. Toss the apples to make sure they are evenly covered.
  5. Add the melted coconut oil and maple syrup to the oat mixture. Mix well to combine.
  6. Spread the crumble topping evenly over the apples.
  7. Place into the oven and bake for about 45 to 50 minutes until the apples are cooked through and the crumble topping is golden brown.
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1/5 of recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 370Total Fat 18.2gSaturated Fat 10.1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1.8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 62.7mgCarbohydrates 51.8gFiber 7.7gSugar 29.1gProtein 5.7g

Nutrition facts provided on this website are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a qualified health care provider for personalized diet advice and make sure that each of the ingredients is allowed in your diet.

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