My Healthy Apple Crisp

16 Oct

It’s Apple season!!! Gala, Pink Lady, Sweetango, McIntosh, Jazz, and Granny Smith; oh my. It’s Apple season!!! Being apple season, I dusted off my go to apple crisp recipe. I was shocked at how much sugar was in it 1 1/2 cups!!!

My old recipe also contained 1 stick of butter! I revamped almost every aspect of the old recipe and made it equally as delicious but with a fraction of the calories.

There is only 3 tablespoons of sugar in the entire recipe. And only 3 tablespoons of butter!

I have to admit though that the main reason I wanted to make apple crisp is because I just bought the adorable Le Creuset ramekins.

These individual apple crisps are not just adorable, but are perfect portion control.

I choose Gala apples for this crisp, because I had Gala on hand. Any apple will work in an apple crisp.

These are delicious straight out of the oven or top with ice cream if you are feeling naughty.

My Healthy Apple Crisp

4 medium Apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

1 small lemon, juiced

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoons ginger

1/2 teaspoons nutmeg

2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice or white sugar

1/2 cup water


1 cup rolled oats

2 tablespoons whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon brown sugar

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon sea salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine apples, lemon juice and water in a large bowl. Toss to coat apples.
  3. Add spices and sugar to evenly coat apples. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, sugar, salt, and flour; mix lightly with fork. then add melted butter. Stir till crumbly.
  5. Place apples either in the bottom of  6 small ramekins or an 8 * 8 pan. Pour remaining liquid evenly over apples.
  6. Top with oat crumbles.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 35- 40 minutes, or until brown and crisp on top.
  8. Cool 5 minutes before serving. Top with a scoop of vanilla or caramel ice cream if desired.

5 Responses to “My Healthy Apple Crisp”

  1. frugalfeeding October 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    These look really really great 🙂

  2. frugalfeeding October 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    These look really delicious – I love oatmeal topped apples.

    • kj sanchez October 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

      cute page! awesome recipe, i’m wondering-how could you make this vegan?

      • Healthy Moderation October 16, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

        KJ you can make this vegan by using vegan “butter” or using vegan granola.

  3. April October 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    Ooo these look delicious! 🙂

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