Simple Apple Cinnamon Crisp Recipe [Traditional]

October 23, 2019

Traditional Apple Crisp Recipe with a Twist

apple cinnamon crisp

Have you ever had an apple crisp?

It’s a favorite fall dessert that is mainly made up of apples, oats, and a few other basic ingredients.

But what I like most about this recipe is how very easy it is to make. You can even whip up an old fashioned apple crisp recipe in a few minutes. That’s how simple this recipe is!

You can make this tasty dessert while your kids are at school, so when they come home, there’s a delicious and nutritious treat waiting for them.

Or you can serve the best apple crisp to your guests during Thanksgiving or whatever occasion it may be.

Since apples are in season this time of year, you can make this amazing dessert with fresh apples. God has given us these lovely fruits for us to enjoy, and this recipe is perfect for that!

You’ll be amazed to find out that there are more than 700 varieties of apple on the planet. How many of those have you tried yet?

As a child, I only knew there were 4 apple varieties - the Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Fuji, and Golden Delicious. My list got a little bit longer in the past decade but still can’t name all 700 varieties!

Isn’t God simply wonderful for giving us hundreds of apple “flavors” to choose from? You go visit an apple orchard and it’s like stepping into an outdoor supermarket, with various kinds of apples to pick and enjoy.

Speaking of apple picking and enjoying this juicy fruit…

We’ve got an apple crisp recipe to cook up today! A very timely recipe, indeed!

Whether you use a sweet Fuji, a tart Granny Smith, or a firm and crispy Braeburn, I’m sure your apple desserts will turn out perfectly well when combined with all the other healthy ingredients in this recipe.

Are you ready to get started? Let’s go ahead and make this quick apple crisps recipe that is sure to become a big hit with your family!

Amazing Health Benefits of Apples

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How many times have you heard the Welsh proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”?

I bet your grandmother, mother, your teacher, or even your doctor has said that line to you as a kid. 

But it’s not just a saying. There’s actually so much truth to it. 

Apples are nutrient-dense fruits packed with 3 types of fiber - pectin, soluble, and insoluble. Your body needs all of these. By sinking your teeth into a freshly picked, organic apple, you are expressing how much you love your body - and God - because you’re eating food according to its natural design. According to how God designed it to be eaten.

Fiber helps regulate your blood sugar level. If you have diabetes, apples are good to eat because they are low in the glycemic index. 

It is also a great snack for weight conscious people who are trying to shed excess pounds. With its high fiber content, you will stay satiated longer. Binge-eating and food craving gone!

Apples also help remove toxins in the body such as mercury and other heavy metals. It helps boost digestion, cleanse your liver, and give you energy. 

The pectin in apples helps your stomach digest food slowly. This is why you feel satisfied longer, so you eat less. If you want to snack on something without the guilt, you can simply bite into an apple. With 95 calories per one medium-sized apple and LOADS of nutrients, it is absolutely the perfect snack. It’s tasty, nutritious, and good for you!

Another thing that’s amazing about apples is the nutritional profile.

It contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that can help minimize your risk of developing heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer. 

Eating apples can support healthy neurons and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, among other neurodegenerative disorders, according to a study featured in the 2008 Journal of Food Science. 

This fruit is also rich in phenolics, which offers health benefits such as breast cancer prevention

So eat it fresh, make apple desserts, or juice it and drink it up - you need to be eating more apples to ward off diseases and keep your body healthy, naturally!

This is why I’m so excited to share with you this apple crisp recipe, which is also found in my Healthy Treasures Cookbook. I have dozens and dozens of healthy, tasty, and easy to prepare recipes in that book, so it’s literally a lifesaver if need new meal ideas for the family and also for special occasions.

Apple Crisp with a Twist

nutritional benefits of apple coffee cake

Like I mentioned earlier, this is an old fashioned apple crisp recipe with a twist. 

I understand that some people have special dietary requirements. If you have a gluten intolerance, you can make a gluten-free version of this apple crisp recipe. Simply use oat flour instead of whole wheat, which you can actually mill yourself.

I use a mock mill to make freshly-milled oat flour at home. Simply grind up your rolled oats using this mini mill, and you’ve got your instant oat flour!

You can also check out this post on how to make oat flour to discover the amazing benefits of using this flour and how to make it right in your very own kitchen.

Apple Crisp Recipe from Healthy Treasures Cookbook

Traditional, classic apple crisp recipe with a twist!

apple cinnamon crisp

Traditional Apple Crisp Recipe with a Twist

Annette Reeder
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 6 Servings


  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) whole wheat flour or oat flour ground oats
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) apple slices peeled
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup (240 ml) sucanat with honey or honey crystals
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) quick oats
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) butter

Optional (for enhanced flavor)

  • Chopped cranberries or chopped nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • Place sliced apples in a 10” x 6” baking dish. Add some water.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, oats, sucanat, and cinnamon.
  • Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle mixture over apples.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are tender.
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Hi, I’m Annette Reeder-

I’m a christian nutritionist.  I love Jesus and want to see His people come to walk in the complete abundant life He provides, mind, body, spirit.  I love to make healthy food as yummy as possible and then share it with you! I am on mission to keep you on mission.



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