Apple Crisp

My dad brought me a few bushels of apples from the apple tree that my husband and I were married under at my family farm. After hemming and hawing about what to make I decided on our favorite fall comfort dish—Apple Crisp. The recipe from my childhood which was handed down to us by my mom is delicious but it’s mostly butter and sugar. From my granola making experience I knew I could change things up and make apple crisp quite nutritious and very delicious! At the time of the apple drop­off my husband was at Ft. Gordon doing some training for the National Guard. We drove out to visit him for Thanksgiving and I took the apples with me. A little taste from home if you will. The cabin we stayed at was beautiful and rustic and had these dishes that reminded me of my great­grandma. My ingredients were limited at the cabin. I would have preferred old fashioned oatmeal and included walnuts if I’d had them on hand.

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Apple Crisp
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This recipe is one that I stole from my mom and posted for you! This is the original recipe I grew up eating in my childhood. It’s loaded with brown sugar and oatmeal and oh-so-good! 

Cuisine: Traditional Recipes
Servings: 10 People
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: Kim Gilbert
Apple Mixture
  • 8 cups apple (sliced)(if not organic, remove the skin)
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 cup raisins
Wet Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (Can substitute instant oatmeal)
  • 1/8 cup hemp seed
  • 1/8 cup Coconut flakes (you can substitute chopped pecans, walnuts or cashews)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. 2. Slice apples into small slices, ­­removing skin if you prefer.
  3. In a large bowl, sprinkle the apple slices liberally with cinammon, stir and repeat until you have used the 2 TBS of cinnamon. Mix in 1/2 cup raisins with the apple/cinnamon mixture.
  4. Place contents of the bowl into two greased round dishes or one greased 9x13 pan.(I use coconut oil to grease the pans)
  5. In a small mixing bowl I combined 1 cup oatmeal, 1/8 cup hemp seeds and 1/8 cup coconut flakes.
  6. In a glass measuring cup, melt 2 tbs of butter and mix in 1⁄4 cup of honey, 1TBS Molasses and 1⁄2 tsp vanilla­ stirring until the ingredients combine. Note: The molasses adds a flavor akin to using brown sugar. If you dislike the flavor of Molasses simply substitute a TBS of brown sugar instead.
  7. Pour the butter/honey/molasses mixture into the oatmeal and stir until all the ingredients are moist.
  8. Crumble the combined oatmeal mixture over the crisp in your baking dish and cover.
  9. Bake crisp at 350 degrees, covered, for 15 minutes.
  10. Uncover the crisp and continue baking until you can pierce through the apples with a fork. Approximately 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Potassium 300mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 39g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 6.7%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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