Healthy Apple Crisp


This Healthy Apple Crisp is so easy to make and is naturally vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. It’s loaded with apples and topped off with a crispy topping made from oats and almond flour. 

This recipe for healthy apple crisp is made with less sugar and less oil/or butter than a regular crisp and uses a combination of oats and almond flour for a gluten-free crisp topping. It still tastes sweet and indulgent but only has 18 grams of sugar, (mostly natural sugars from the apples) 9 grams of healthy fats and 5 grams of fiber per serving


  • Oats: To make this Healthy Apple Crisp gluten-free, make sure to use gluten-free oats. Otherwise, any quick oats or rolled oats will work just fine!
  • Almond flour: This gives the crisp some more protein and adds helps the topping come together. You can substitute any type of flour you like.
  • Coconut sugar: This type of sugar (also known as palm sugar) has a lower glycemic index than regular sugar, so it won’t leave you with that *sugar high.* You can substitute brown sugar here if needed.
  • Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg. Definitely recommend using both of these spices in this recipe!
  • Salt: to help balance out the flavor.
  • Coconut oil: You can also use dairy-free butter or regular butter.
  • Lemon: Fresh lemon is preferred!
  • Apples: McIntosh, Cortland, Granny Smith, and Honeycrisp are all great options!

Healthy Apple Crisp

This Healthy Apple Crisp is easy to make and healthy enough that you can even eat it for breakfast!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 6
Calories 230 kcal


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  • 4 Apples peeled and cut into slices
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Oats gluten free (if needed)
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil room temperature
  • pinch Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F 
  • In a food processor or bowl, mix together the oats, almond flour, coconut sugar and remaining cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until everything is incorporated. (If using a bowl, use a fork or your hands, mash the coconut oil or butter into the dry mixture until it’s well incorporated and forms small clumps.)
  • Layer the apples in an 8×8 inch baking dish then sprinke the crisp topping on top of the apples.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown on top. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Use Honeycrisp, granny smith, Macintosh or Cortland apples for best results.
You can use quick oats or rolled oats for the crisp topping. Do not use steel cut oats! 
Use room temeprature oil or butter rather than melted. This will result in the best texture for the crisp topping. 
You do not need to cover the crisp while baking. 
Store leftovers in the fridge covered for up to 5 days. 


Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 100mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18g
Keyword Gluten Free, Vegan
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