Healthy Apple Crisp

This healthy apple crisp is so easy and use ingredients you have in your pantry, that you will want to make it on a weekly basis.

final shot of completed healthy apple crumble recipe with fresh cream and strawberries

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This apple crisp is also healthy since it contains just a half tablespoon of honey across four servings. Honey is a natural sweetener that gives you more sweetness when using less than you would with granulated sugar. You can use the equivalent of any sweetener, or forego it completely if you want it fully added-sugar free. In this case I do recommend a sweeter apple.

Simple ingredients that make for a delicious healthier dessert, perfect for cold days!

Ingredients to Make Healthy Apple Crisp:

  • apples
  • almonds
  • honey
  • coconut oil
  • coconut cream
  • cinnamon
  1. Peel the apples and chop them into small bite-sized pieces. Cook the apples in a hot pan until soft to your preference. I start by adding half a cup of water, and adding 1/4 cup more at a time when the pan goes dry. (Photo 1)
  2. Add the cinnamon and cream to the apples, stir until combined and set aside. (Photo 2)
  3. For the healthy apple crisp topping: Toss the almonds, honey and melted butter into a food processor and blitz until it’s as smooth as you prefer. (Photo 3)
  4. Divide the apples into 4 bowls and top with the crumble. (Photo 4)
  5. Slide into the oven and bake the apple crumble for 15 minutes until it’s golden on top. (Photo 5)
  6. Serve immediately with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and fresh strawberries (optional). (Photo 6)

faq

what if i don’t have a food processor?

While you won’t get a consistent texture for the apple crisp topping, you can always finely chop the almonds with a knife. The crust will stick together just fine. Simply chop your nuts and add to a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients.

is this dairy-free?

You can enjoy this recipe whether you are dairy-free or not. Butter and coconut oil are interchangeable here. You may either use heavy cream or coconut cream in the apple mixture.

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Healthy Apple Crisp

This is a quick and easy recipe for Healthy Apple Crisp. A delicious healthier dessert with an almond crumble.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serving Size 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Apples:

  • 2 large granny smith Apple (cut into small bite-sized cubes, about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (sub honey substitute for Low Carb)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (can sub coconut cream for Paleo)

For the Crumble:

  • 100 g raw almonds
  • 1 tbsp melted butter (sub melted coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 1 tbsp honey (sub honey substitute for Low Carb)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350ºF/180ºC
  • Peel the apples (if desired) and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Sauté the apples in a skillet until soft. I like to start by adding a half cup of hot water and adding a 1/4 cup every time the water runs out, until the apples are soft. I usually need to do this 2-3 times and it takes about 10 minutes.
  • When the apples are soft, add 1/2 tbsp honey, 1/2 cup cream and cinnamon and mix until combined. Set aside.
  • Add the almonds, melted butter and honey to a food processor and blitz until fine and combined.
  • Divide the apples between 4 oven safe ramekins, top with the almond crumble and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until the almond crumble is golden.
  • Serve immediately with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and fresh strawberries. (Optional)

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8 Comments

  1. This is not a Keto dessert. At over 21g carbs per serving this will almost definitely kick a person out of ketosis.

  2. What a delicious way to lighten up a dessert. I love that it is a small serving size too; perfect for my husband and me:) I can’t wait to give this a try!

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