best apple crisp recipe

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe – Best Healthy Dessert

Apple season without a perfect apple crisp is incomplete. Apple crisp also referred to as apple crumble is a sweet, juicy, flavourful bed of apples with a super healthy, nutty, crunchy top. The prep for this easy apple crisp recipe is effortless but makes for a perfectly delicious warm fall or winter dessert. The sweetness from the apples and the crunchy nutty mix on top makes this recipe so delightful.

Enjoy this warm dessert on its own or with a scoop of ice cream, it is just too delicious. If you haven’t tried this easy apple crisp recipe, you are missing out. You need to pick up that knife, chop some apples, mix some ingredients and bake this delicious dessert right away!!

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe Notes: 

The best apple varieties for this recipe are Gala, Red Delicious, or Honeycrisp. Read here more about apple picking and the different varieties along with where to use them here!

You can replace the spices (cinnamon & nutmeg) with pumpkin spice or apple spice mix for an extra flavor kick in this apple crisp recipe.

Most apple crisp recipes call for the skin to be removed but since a lot of benefits lie in the apple skin; I generally keep them on. Plus, why do the extra work when it tastes the same, correct?

The use of chocolate bits is totally optional but I like a bit of melted dark chocolate on top of the crisp; it adds a nice taste.

best apple crisp recipe

Apple Crisp

Easy apple crisp recipe that is made with sweet, juicy, flavourful bed of apples with a super healthy, nutty, crunchy top:)
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Course: Dessert, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Author: Gurleen


  • 3 apples large
  • 2 Tbsp Oats
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • coarse salt a pinch
  • ½ Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Crisp

  • cup oats
  • ½  cup almond flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp butter at room temperature (switch it with coconut oil if vegan)
  • 2 tbsp sugar brown recommended


  • Preheat oven to 375℉
  • Core and chop apple, I like to keep the skin on but it totally your preference. In a bowl, add apple, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well to combine and coat the apples evenly
    3 apples, 2 Tbsp Oats, 1 tsp lemon juice, coarse salt, ½ Tbsp Butter, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp nutmeg
    apple crisp recipe
  • In a separate bowl, mix all the ingredients except butter for crisp: oats, almond flour, chopped pecans, walnuts, brown sugar and mix well to combine.
    1¼ cup oats, ½  cup almond flour, 1 cup chopped pecans, ½ cup chopped walnuts, 2 tbsp sugar
  • Next crumble butter using both your hands and mix with the oats mixture to form a clunky mixture, don’t overmix at this point
    2 tbsp butter at room temperature
  • In 8 or a 9 inch baking dish, add all the apple mixture to form a base and spread it evenly. Now layer the apples with the oats mixture spread evenly over the apples
    easy apple crisp
  • Once done; you can optionally top with some chocolate bits if you prefer or leave it as is and pop it in the oven for 30-35 min.
    best apple crisp recipe
  • Let the apple crisp cool a down a bit before serving. If you fancy; serve hot with a scoop of Ice-cream!
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