Easy Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe (V, GF): learn how to make healthy apple crisp with a crispy topping, gooey & warm apple filling and healthy ingredients! Healthy, GF.
Apple crisp: one of my least favorite desserts as a child. Healthy apple crisp: one of my favorite healthy desserts as an adult. <– It’s called growing up, ya know? Lol.
What’s your favorite healthy dessert now that you used to despise as a child? For some, it might be oatmeal raisin cookies, for others it’s pumpkin bread, for other others, it’d be healthy granola. (I mean, as a bonafide “a-dult,” you totally start counting things like healthy granola as a dessert, know what I mean?)
It’s just, when I was a kid, if it had any kind of fruits in it, I did not think it qualified as a dessert. Then, as an adult, I realized that I was so not friggin’ right—and that if I simply tweaked said fruit recipe, let’s say, an apple crisp—that I could make it exactly how I liked it.
Easy Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe
So guess what I did? I made this healthy apple crisp recipe exactly how you and I like it—super crisp topping with mouthwatering crunch factor, and warm, ooey, gooey filling that’s just the right amount of sweet, juicy and deliciously spiced.
To make this easy healthy apple crisp recipe, ya know, actually healthy, I made sure the juicy, sweet apples were the true star of this apple crisp recipe. I used as little sweetener as possible, and stuck to the healthy, whole ingredients you know and love.
Are you ready to make this? Let’s do it!
Is this Healthy Apple Crisp Gluten Free? Dairy Free?
The short answer is yes, yes and yes! (Okay, fine, you only asked two questions, but three always sounds so much better than two, doesn’t it?) This easy healthy apple crisp recipe is:
- Gluten Free
- Refined Sugar-Free
- and made with whole ingredients!
How to Make a Healthy Apple Crisp
Learn how to make a healthy apple crisp the easy way! Check it out below:
Stir – stir together all healthy apple crisp filling ingredients in a large bowl: apples, coconut sugar, maple syrup, almond flour, spices, vanilla and water. Mix thoroughly.
Pour – pour all apple crisp filling into a prepared baking pan.
Top – stir together all healthy crisp topping ingredients in a small mixing bowl: nuts, coconut, oats, flaxseed, coconut sugar, coconut oil and maple syrup. Sprinkle this topping over the apple filling.
Bake – bake for about 45 minutes, until the crisp topping is a deep golden brown and the liquid in the apple filling is thickened.
Cool & Enjoy – cool just enough to eat and enjoy the best healthy apple crisp recipe ever!
Recommended Tools for the Best Healthy Apple Crisp
- Unsweetened Coconut Chips: One of my favorite healthy ingredients to use, and the secret to achieving a delightfully crispy healthy apple crisp topping.
- Stoneware Baking Dish: Such a beautiful baking pan that is also perfect to serve in!
- Blanched Almond Flour: Speaking of secret ingredients, this is another way I get the perfect just-right gooey texture for the interior of my healthy apple crisp. Such a versatile ingredient!
- Where to Buy Ingredients + Tools: Pecans | Blanched Almond Flour | Coconut Sugar | Raw Coconut Chips | 4 Event Timer | Apple Corer & Slicer | Fruit Peeler | 4oz Prep Bowls
So whaddya say? Are you ready to make at least two batches of this easy healthy apple crisp? Let’s do it! You know I absolutely love hearing from you—be sure to comment below with your thoughts! I’m so thankful that you’re here, sharing in these incredible kitchen moments with me and your loved ones. ‘Til the next one…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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Healthy Apple Crisp: this healthy easy apple crisp recipe yields delicious crisp topping and warm apple filling for a guilt-free dessert made with healthy ingredients!
Healthy Apple Crisp Filling
- 4 cups apple slices, peeled and thinly sliced* (about 3 medium apples)
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon blanched almond flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1–3 tablespoons water (optional)
Healthy Crisp Topping
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with coconut oil. This is the pan I used. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add all Apple Crisp Filling ingredients: apples, coconut sugar, maple syrup, almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until apples are fully coated and sugar mostly has dissolved. If your mixture isn’t very wet, add in water—you’ll want to see 1-2 tablespoons liquid at the bottom of your mixing bowl. I used 2 ½ tablespoons water in mine.
- Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Use the spatula to smooth apples into an even layer.
- Add all Healthy Crisp Topping ingredients to a small bowl. Using a fork, stir and fold until well mixed. Pour topping evenly over apples. Once evenly spread, press down and pack the topping down firmly onto the apples—this will create a crispy, cohesive layer of topping.
- Bake for 40-60 minutes. Mine took 45 minutes. It’s done when the topping is a deep golden brown and the juice around the filling has thickened. To test, use a spoon to carefully lift up a corner of the crisp to see the juices. If it’s still watery, bake for another 5 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 10-15 mins. Serve warm with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream on top. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.
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*I like to use a mix of apples: Braeburn, Fuji, and Granny Smith.
Storage Notes: Cover with foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat before serving. Best if served immediately.
- Category: Dessert, Snack, Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: healthy apple crisp
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