Its pouring out here in Seattle so I wanted apple crisp this afternoon. I have this beautiful bowl full of apples that I use as a centerpiece and I know I need to use them up. The problem is, apple crisp recipes are filled with butter, sugar and white flour so it can quickly turn into an unhealthy treat. I’m always seeking healthier ingredients and depth of flavor. so I created this Healthier Spiced Apple Crisp recipe for you today.
This simple Healthier Apple Crisp Recipe features whole rolled oats, whole wheat flour, maple syrup, less butter, tons of apples and warm autumn flavors like vanilla, cinnamon and fresh nutmeg. So simple to make, peel the apples, stir the topping ingredients together then bake. This crisp takes about 15-20 minutes to get into the oven and leaves your house smelling wonderful and warm. It’s still cool and stormy out but this recipe might make that part of this season a little bit better.Healthier Spiced Apple Crisp recipe for your autumn baking pleasure! Click To Tweet
When you’re trying to reduce sugar, focus on bumping up flavor in other ways. Using strong-flavored Ceylon cinnamon, freshly ground nutmeg (there is no substitution for grating these nuts fresh for a recipe!), and real vanilla increases the complexity of flavor so you can safely cut down on sweet. Apples are naturally sweet and tart, so too much sugar buries their true flavor. Let the main ingredients shine in this Healthier Apple Crisp by lightening up this recipe – you may be surprised at how little of the sweet stuff you’ll actually need to add!
What is your favorite way to enjoy apple crisp? Leave a comment and let me know!