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Healthy Apple Crisp

A healthy apple crisp that is flavourful with every crunchy bite, sweetened with coconut sugar and pure maple syrup. Serve this yummy treat with ice cream or Greek yogurt and a dash of cinnamon.

Apples, apples and more apples. Friend, what do you do with those apples that are about to go bad? Ahhh, make some healthy apple crisp that the entire family and even neighbours will enjoy.

I know Thanksgiving is all about pumpkin pie, and pumpkin this and pumpkin that, I mean don’t be fooled I am a pumpkin queen… but, there’s is something about apples and notes of cinnamon that set the vibe for fall, and of course Thanksgiving. Especially if it is sweet apple crisp topped with some sweet vanilla bean ice cream. Can I get an amen?

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WHICH APPLES ARE BEST FOR APPLE CRISP

Choose your favourite apple.

You can use any kind of apple from honey crisp, pink lady, etc. However, for this apple crisp recipe I chose to use Granny Smith {green} because I find them to be a little bitter and they taste great with the sweetness of the coconut sugar and pure maple syrup.

HOW THIN SHOULD APPLES BE FOR APPLE CRISP

The thinner the better; leave the peel on.

Typically, you want to slice your apples as thin as possible, and leave the peel on. This will allow the apples to soften in texture, but also still have a little crunch with the peel left on, which will give you the perfect blend of textures with every bite of this apple crisp. To prepare your apples for this dish take 1 apple and slice it down all four sides as close to the core as possible. Then take your four sides and thinly slice them on an angle.

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WHAT GOES IN HEALTHY APPLE CRISP

Sweetened naturally and spiced with cinnamon.

While this healthy apple crisp recipe does use butter as one of the ingredients, it is an olive oil butter. This recipe is sweetened with natural sugars, like coconut sugar and pure maple syrup. You will also need apples, quick oats, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon.

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HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY APPLE CRISP

A few simple steps; a 20 minute bake and ready to serve.

  • Preheat oven 375F.
  • In a small medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together the cinnamon, coconut sugar, flour and sea salt.
  • Crumble in the butter a little at a time, until all ingredients are crumbled together.
  • Slice your apples, add to a mixing bowl and toss in the lemon juice.
  • Toss apples into the oat mixture until evenly coated. Prepare the maple syrup, flour and melted butter in a small mixing bowl.
  • In an 8×8 dish, spray evenly with oil, add in the apple mixture. Drizzle it with the maple syrup mixture on top.
  • Bake for 20 mins.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and top with vanilla ice cream, cool whip or plain greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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HOW DO YOU STORE APPLE CRISP

Refrigerate; Freezer-friendly portions.

The best way to store an apple crisp dish is in the refrigerator.  Once the dish has cooled, place in a glass dish and cover it with a lid or press-n-seal. It is fine stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze this healthy apple crisp recipe. I recommend freezing this dish in individual personal-sized portions.

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HOW DO YOU REHEAT APPLE CRISP

Simply microwave.

To reheat your apple crisp simply spoon the desired amount into a microwave safe dish, and warm for 30-45 seconds and top with your desired toppings. If you a taking our from frozen, defrost for a 1.5-2 minutes, then heat for 30-45 seconds.

HOW TO SERVE HEALTHY APPLE CRISP

Ice cream, Greek yogurt and cinnamon.

The best way to serve this sweet apple crisp dish is with vanilla bean ice cream, but if you want to keep the calories low, it tastes great with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. Don’t forget to top your apple crisp with a dash of cinnamon for some extra spice.

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Apple Crisp

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A healthy apple crisp that is flavourful with every crunchy bite, sweetened with coconut sugar and pure maple syrup. Serve this yummy treat with ice cream or Greek yogurt and a dash of cinnamon.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 granny smith apples, approx. 4 cups, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp. butter softened
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Sprinkle sea salt
  • Spray oil
  • TOP
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 375F.
  2. In a small medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together the cinnamon, coconut sugar, flour, oats and sea salt. Crumble in the butter a little at a time, until all ingredients are crumbled together.
  3. Slice your apples, add to a mixing bowl and toss in the lemon juice.
  4. Toss apples into the oat mixture until evenly coated.
  5. Prepare the maple syrup, flour and melted butter in a small mixing bowl.
  6. In an 8x8 dish, spray evenly with oil, add in the apple mixture evenly. Drizzle the maple syrup mixture on top.
  7. Bake for 20 mins.
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve and top with vanilla ice cream, coconut milk ice cream, cool whip or plain Greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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