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Healthy Apple Crisp

Naturally sweet and delicious, it's the perfect family dessert!

two baked apple crisps in circle ceramic pans

Traditional apple crisp is made with lots of butter and sugar. This apple crisp recipe is more versatile with healthier ingredients. 

Here’s why:

  • Whole grains – We use old fashioned oats instead of refined flour for the crisp topping
  • Low sugar – Rather than using regular sugar, we use just a little bit of maple syrup and allow the sweetness of the apples to come through
  • No butter – Instead of using butter, we’re using coconut oil, which is more nutritious!
  • Gluten/dairy free and sweetened with just maple syrup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 servings
WW Freestyle Points: 8


  • 4 cups apples peeled + sliced in ¼ inch thick pieces - about 1 lb (honeycrisp works best)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Crisp Topping

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup pecans chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a greased 8"x8" baking dish
  2. Peel + cut apple slices into ¼ inch thick slices.
  3.  Melt coconut oil and toss with apples, cinnamon and ginger. Set aside. 
  4. Mix together crisp topping ingredients.
  5. Pour apples into bottom of the baking dish. Layer crisp topping evenly on top of apples.
  6. Cover apple crisp with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins. After 20 minutes, remove cover and bake for another 10-20 minutes until apples are fork tender and crisp topping is golden brown.

Here are some substitutions you can make:

Nut free - To make this nut free you can omit pecans. If you'd like to add in some crunch you could sub in sunflower seeds.

Oil - You can sub coconut oil with olive oil or avocado oil. Vegetable oil will also work.

Other fruit - This recipe will work great by adding other berries like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.  Dried raisins or craisins would also be a yummy add in.

Apples: We recommend using honeycrisp apples in this recipe. We don't recommend using Granny Smith or other tart apples.

Maple syrup - You can sub maple syrup with honey

Weight Watchers - Save 2 SP per serving by omitting pecans

Oats - You can use quick oats instead of old fashioned oats. 

Recipe Courtesy: The Clean Eating Couple