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Apple Crisp with Cinnamon Crumble Topping

Easy Apple Crisp

This Easy Apple Crisp recipe is made with crisp apples and topped with a buttery oat crumble. It contains no refined flour or refined sugar, which makes it a little more nutritious than traditional apple crisps. A warm and cozy, irresistible fall dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fall recipe, easy dessert, healthy apple crisp, apple recipe, fall dessert,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes


For The Apple Filling

  • 6 medium, firm, crisp apples, cored and sliced I used a combination of Granny Smith and Gala
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder

For The Oat Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup quick or rolled oats, uncooked
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp cold butter, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine first 5 ingredients for the apple mixture. Mix in arrowroot powder. Place apples in an ungreased 9 inch pie dish, 8 inch cast-iron skillet, or individual ramekins.

  3. In a medium bowl mix flour, oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender until mixture becomes crumbly and is well incorporated. Sprinkle evenly over apple filling.

  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are bubbly and soft and topping is golden brown. Serve warm with homemade whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

The crisp can be prepped several hours ahead of time. Prep the apple filling and place in a pie dish, cast-iron skillet, or individual ramekins. In a separate bowl, mix all the crumble topping ingredients, except butter. Just before you are ready to bake, add the cold butter and sprinkle evenly over the apple filling.

We recommend using organic ingredients whenever possible.