Healthy Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

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!

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.

healthy easy apple crisp recipe

So guess what I did? I made this healthy apple crisp recipe exactly how you and I like itsuper 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!

How to Make Healthy Apple Crisp

Learn how to make healthy apple crisp the easy way! Check out the simple steps below:

Stir

Stir together all of the healthy apple crisp filling ingredients in a large bowl: apples, coconut sugar, maple syrup, almond flour, spices, vanilla and water. Mix all ingredients together until apples are fully coated.

Pour

Pour the yummy apple crisp filling into a prepared baking pan. 

Top

Now, stir together all healthy apple 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 your apple crisp 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—you wanna eat this healthy apple crisp while it’s wonderfully warm! 😉 Enjoy the best healthy apple crisp ever!

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 | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Healthy Ingredients for a Delicious Healthy Apple Crisp 

What kind of health benefits come from the healthy ingredients used in today’s healthy apple crisp? Check it out below:

Apples

Ahh… apples, the star of the show! When developing this recipe, I made sure to use ingredients that only highlighted the delicious, nutritious flavor of apples. You’ll enjoy 4 whole cups of apples in today’s healthy apple crisp recipe. With just 1 medium apple [1], you can expect 4 grams of fiber, 14% of the RDI (reference daily intake) of Vitamin C and 2-6% of nutrients including potassium, Vitamin K, manganese, copper and more.

Oats

Oats, wonderful oats, how many ways can we count the health benefits of oats? 🙂 Oats can be helpful in keeping you full longer, improving heart health, and are nutrient-rich in zinc, fiber, magnesium and more. [2]

Almond Flour & Nuts

With over ¾ cups of nuts and almond flour [3], this healthy apple crisp recipe is packed with healthy fats, fiber and other beneficial nutrients [4].

Coconut, Coconut Oil, Coconut Sugar

Coconut is one of my favorite ingredients to use because it’s fiber-rich [5], low in carbs and high in MCT’s, which can lead to improved brain function [6] and longer lasting fullness [7]. Yes, coconut oil and coconut sugar should be eaten in moderation, so I’ve included just 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. 😉

To keep sugar down, I made sure to include as little as possible, while still keeping this healthy apple crisp just-right sweet. There’s just 3 tablespoons of sweetener in the filling, and just 2.5 tablespoons in the topping.

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is one of those nutrient-rich [8] superfoods you hear about everywhere! But how do you incorporate it into your diet? I’ve found that adding a bit to this recipe and a bit to that recipe really adds up throughout the day. Flaxseed is another fiber-rich [9], low carb ingredient that’s packed with heart-healthy fatty acids [10] that can help to lower cholesterol.

Unbelievably crisp topping with a warm, gooey apple filling makes for the best healthy apple crisp recipe!

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 | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Recommended Tools for the Best Healthy Apple Crisp

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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Easy Healthy Apple Crisp + Fall Recipes

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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 | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Healthy Easy Apple Crisp Recipe


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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!


Ingredients

Scale

Healthy Apple Crisp Filling

Healthy Crisp Topping


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with coconut oil. This is the pan I used. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Use the spatula to smooth apples into an even layer.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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Notes

Where to Buy Ingredients + Tools: Pecans | Blanched Almond Flour | Coconut Sugar | Raw Coconut Chips4 Event Timer | Apple Corer & Slicer | Fruit Peeler | 4oz Prep Bowls

*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.

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Dessert, Snack, Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy apple crisp

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40 Comments

  1. This is so incredibly delicious. My family just loves it and I can feel good about feeding it to them. Thanks for all the tasty healthy recipes.

  2. Any recommendations on what I can substitute the almond flour with? Spelt flour maybe? Doesn’t have to be GF. I can already taste it – ooey and gooey, right out of the oven with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream – yum!