apple crisp

an apple a day

I’ve been raving about Fall since September, so you already know that it’s my favorite season out of the four.

I love it because, Fall fashion, cooler weather and Fall Food. Earlier this year I decided that this space was going to be a place where I share some of the things truly enjoy doing and one of them is cooking. I don;t have cordon bleu status, but what I do have is a knack for making healthier versions of some of my and your favorite eats!


Apple season is in full swing and you know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Surely they we’rent referring to apple crisp, but it has to count for something considering there are apples in there, organic apples at that! And with all the substitutions I made, this Apple Crisp is pretty much a full daily serving of all the goodies your body needs; but don’t quote me on that!

The original recipe which I borrowed from Pinterest came from

I opted for organic, gluten free ingredients.

For the crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, diced into small chunks

apple crispI used Birch Benders ( paleo)  pancake and waffle mix instead of flour. It is:

✓ All Natural
✓ Non-GMO
✓ Certified gluten free by GFCO

✓ Certified kosher by OU
✓ 0g Trans Fat
✓ Low Glycemic
✓ Dairy Free
✓ Grain Free
✓ Soy Free

All that in one bag! Praise God!

apple crispI also used organic honey almond granola instead of oats.

I want to add that the above mentioned brands are not sponsoring this post, but I sponsor healthier options when you can.

I also used cane sugar as a substitute to regular brown sugar.


For the Apple filling

  • 3-4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt

apple crispmy folks always made me peel with a knife, I know there are easier ways but I’ve been brainwashed.

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apple crisp

apple crisp

apple crispthe edges are  a little crispy, but  still delish. Serve with vanilla ice cream (preferably organic) ;)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size bowl combine the crumb topping ingredients with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles small crumbs. Refrigerate while you prepare the apple filling.
  3. For the Apple Filling: In a small bowl, combine melted butter and flour until well blended. Add lemon juice, milk and vanilla and stir well. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour butter mixture over apples and toss to coat. Pour apple mixture into an 8×8-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the apples. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and top is set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.



Have a yummy apple recipe I should try? Drop it below, click here to read all about our fried apple rings!

Until next time.

For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.

-Psalm 107:9