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homemade apple crisp

Nan's Homemade Apple Crisp

Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT
A "healthified", nutrient-dense, gut health friendly version of classic fall apple crisp!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 6 people


  • Peeler
  • Apple corer (recommended for time-saving purposes!)
  • (Paring knife, if apple corer not available)
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring cups and utensils
  • Food processor or blender
  • 9 X 13-inch casserole dish


  • 14 Cortland or Gala apples peeled, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 stick cold butter or 3/4 cup coconut oil (vegan option)
  • 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar or sucanat, or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup or raw honey, or brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • extra butter/coconut oil for greasing the pan
  • 3 tbsp flour of choice (all purpose or gluten free or coconut flour) optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Peel, slice and core apples, then pour them evenly throughout well-greased 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  • Combine ALL other ingredients into a food processor; blend or pulse until it has been evenly mixed.
  • Distribute and press entire mixture over the apples.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour, uncovered.
  • Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before enjoying (if you can wait that long!).


Enjoy any time of the day as a dessert, snack, or even a breakfast!
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