Day 5 ~ 7-day Desserts and Snack Challenge ~ Apple Crisp (4 servings)

Apple Crisp ~ If you want info about this challenge and the shopping list, click on the image.
Apple Crisp ~ If you want info about this challenge and the shopping list, click on the image.

Apple crisp was one of the first desserts I ever learned to make on my own when I was a little girl. I have fond memories of standing in my grandmothers kitchen in the summer time, chopping apples, mixing the butter into the oats and watching as my grandmother pull  recipes together without ever touching a measuring cup.

As I grew up and began eating a healthier diet, I started to experiment with different ingredients in order to clean up the apple crisp my grandmother taught me to make. I found that apple crisp is one of the best desserts out there if you are in the mood to experiment, because it is not an exact science like baking is. Have fun with this basic recipe, adding in anything that you think would taste good to you and your family.

Apple Crisp


  • 3 apples, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup dried shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • pinch sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.

2. Toss diced apples with 1 tsp cinnamon and pinch of sea salt. Place in lined baking dish.

3. Combine remaining ingredients. Mix in a large bowl with your hands until a crumble forms. Place crumble on top of chopped apples in an even layer.

4. Bake for 30-40 minute or until apples are fully cooked and fork tender.  Allow to cool and enjoy!

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