Apple Crisp


One of my favourite Fall desserts is a warm apple crisp topped with vanilla bean ice cream. So, I decided to go to my recipe drawing board and make some healthy twists to the traditional apple crisp that we all know and love!

To my surprise, I was able to create a crisp that is a nutrition superstar and tastes just like your Grandmother’s apple crisp – what else could you ask for?!



1 cup rolled oats

½ cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup chopped pecans

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup coconut oil, melted



5 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced

3 ½ tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla










  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 9″x 9″ baking dish or a casserole dish of similar size with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. To make the topping, combine the rolled oats, flour, pecans, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl and stir well.
  3. Use a spoon to form a well in the center of the dry mixture and add the maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Stir until fully incorporated.
  4. To make the filling, add all of the filling ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
  5. Add the apple filling to the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the topping mixture in an even layer over the filling.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the crust becomes golden brown and apples are soft.