A Healthy Apple Crisp.

Apples are in season here in Australia and comfort food is on the menu- that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

I swear this pregnancy is making me crave desserts like there’s no tomorrow (because in three more months there won’t be- all the days will run together).

In the spirit of comfort and hibernation, I pulled out a recipe my Mom wrote down for me and I think it originally came from my late Grandmother. Rest her soul, she loved to cook with butter and sugar so I thought I’d put a slightly healthier spin on the ole’ recipe.

I’ve replaced refined sugar with coconut sugar, flour with quinoa flakes and butter for coconut oil (there is still some debate about coconut oil at the moment so don’t be too quick to ban it from your pantry.) You can stick with butter if you like or go half and half.

Other ingredients you can add to up the superfood factor are flax or chia seeds and almond meal. Pump it up!

Healthy Apple Crisp

I modified this recipe from one of my Grandmother’s, updating it and making it slightly more healthy.

Author: dawnrieniets

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  • 6 Granny Smith Apples, Peeled and Sliced
  • 1/2 Lemon, Juiced
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon

Crisp Topping

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil (or Butter or Both)
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar or Coconut Sugar (Less if you don't want it too sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven to 350F or 180C
  2. Peel and Slice Apples
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine Apples, Lemon Juice and Coconut Sugar. Mix well with your hands.
  4. In a greased baking pan, place apple mixture and smooth it out evenly.
  5. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients together and layer evenly over apple mixture.
  6. Melt Butter or Coconut Oil and drizzle over the top of your crisp evenly.
  7. Bake for one hour. Serve Warm with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Author: dawnrieniets

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