Oatmeal Apple Crisp

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I love apple crisp. It is warm and laced with cinnamon and is much easier to make than a pie. In this oatmeal apple crisp, I use old fashioned oats and a combination of white and brown sugar. I like the white sugar mixed with the apples to keep the clean apple flavor and the brown sugar mixed in the crumble topping to give it depth. The molasses in the brown sugar enhance the earthy flavor of the oats. 

Can we talk about apples? For this crisp I recommend a firm apple that is a little tart. You don’t want to end up with mushy apples. Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples will hold their shape even when fully cooked. You can peel the apples if you like, but I prefer to keep the skins on. Because I keep the skins on the apples I like to cut the apple slices into smaller pieces. I will cut the apple into quarters, remove the core and stem and then slice. Or, you can use one of my favorite fall kitchen gadgets. This apple peeler, corer, slicer is so handy if you eat a lot of apples in the fall. 

Oatmeal Apple Crisp

Oatmeal Apple Crisp

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This apple crisp has all the flavors of fall. Apples are topped with an oatmeal and brown sugar crumble and laced with warm cinnamon.


  • Cooking Spray

Apple Mixture

  • 2 Pounds Firm and Tart Apples cored and sliced (I recommend Granny Smith or Honey Crisp.)
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Table Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

The Crumble

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats (Oatmeal)
  • 1/2 Cup Flour (I use white whole wheat, but all-purpose works well too.)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Table Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spray an 8 x 8 inch square or 9 inch round baking dish with cooking spray.

For the Apples-

In a large bowl, mix sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and lemon juice.

Add the apple mixture to the baking dish.

For the Crumble-

In a large bowl, combine the butter, oats, flour, cinnamon, salt, and brown sugar. I like to use my hands to mix it well. Once the mixture starts to clump together, scoop it over the apples in the baking dish. The baking dish will be very full. This is okay because the apples will cook down as it bakes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Remove from oven and serve.


I like to keep the skins on the apples. If you prefer, you can peel the apples. Use a firm and tart apple to avoid mushy apple crisp.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 242mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 5gSugar: 31gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and may not be completely accurate.

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