Simple, sweet, and the added bonus of baked apple aromatherapy
Is there anything better than baked apples in a warm, crisp, crumbly streusel? My husband Patrick has a sweet spot for apple desserts. Every time he sees an apple dessert, he just has to indulge. And my favorite part of baking this dessert is how simple preparing the apple crisp is. And of course, how incredible the house smells as it’s in the oven.
Our one-year-old son (Patrick Jr) has also developed a love for apples. He doesn’t eat many treats yet, but he loves my homemade apple sauce. And when he saw me take this apple crisp out of the oven, he reacted in the sweetest way, clapping his hands, gesturing for some to try. I was so happy to be able to give him a big bowl after lunch since it is 100% naturally sweetened and filled with nothing but the good stuff.
A healthier version of a classic favorite.
With fall right around the corner, you will need something to do with those endless apples. Traditionally, you would use granny smith or honey crisp for apple bakes. Apple crisp is also traditionally made with brown + white sugar, all purpose flour, butter, and oats. I wanted to recreate this recipe in it’s finest gluten, refined sugar, and dairy free form. Instead we used:
Organic gluten-free oats
Homemade oat flour (made by simply blending up some oats in your blender)
Honey or maple syrup
Cinnamon and nutmeg
It still fully embodies that sweet and tart goodness in it’s filling, and a crispy crumbly topping that any fashioned apple crisp deserves! I love this apple crisp on its own, but it would be heavenly with your favorite ice cream or homemade caramel. We made oat milk icecream from my spiced oat milk recipe and I sprinkled ours generously with extra cinnamon, I can never get enough spice.
- 5 medium sized apples, cleaned and peeled
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup sliced walnuts (optional)
- 1/4 cup homemade oat flour
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- pinch of salt
Grab two medium-large sized bowls, and a pie dish to bake your apple crisp in
Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease your pie dish with coconut oil
Cut your peeled apples into small slices and place into a medium bowl
Pour your lemon juice and spices over the apples, and mix until all of the apples are evenly covered.
Grab a larger bowl and add your oats, oat flour, nut, walnuts, coconut oil, sweetener of choice, and a pinch of salt. Mix well
Add your apples into your pie dish, and then add your oat crumble on top
Bake for 20 minutes
Best enjoyed warm, and within a day or two.
Store in the fridge
Best when served warm, so reheat if there is leftovers
Eat within one week (best if eaten in the first day or two)
If you make this recipe, let me know if you loved it as much as we do, and if you topped it with anything extra. Leave a comment below or tag me on instagram at #recipes.and.rituals