Healthy Apple Crisp

Servings: 4
Prep: 60 minutes


Summary:  XXXX

Traditional apple crisp: loaded with butter, sugar and white flour.

This apple crisp: made with heart-healthy fats, subtly sweetened with maple syrup, free of white flourand unbeatably delicious (if we do say so yourselves), with its cozy spices and crunchy pecans. 

To make this healthy recipe, you'll need about 1 pound of apples, such as Honeycrisp or a similiar variety (bonus points if you pick them yourself).

Watch our Community Health and Outreach team at Morningside Urban Farm make it in the video, and put the ingredients below on your grocery list!

Want more healthy seasonal recipes? Try our ginger and turmeric cider, or browse our collection of pumpkin recipes.

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Ingredients:  XXXX

4 cups apples, peeled and sliced in 1/4 inch-thick pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons for topping
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus 1/2 teaspoon for topping
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger , plus 1/4 teaspoon for topping
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1 tablespoon maple syrup


Preparation:  XXXX

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, preparing a greased 8×8 baking dish while oven comes to temperature.
  2. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.
  3. Toss with apples and set aside.
  4. For crisp topping, combine remaining olive oil, cinnamon and ginger with nutmeg, oats, pecans and maple syrup.
  5. Pour apples into bottom of the baking dish. Layer crisp topping evenly on top of apples.
  6. Cover apple crisp with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
  7. After 20 minutes, remove cover and bake for another 10-20 minutes, until apples are fork tender and crisp topping is golden brown.