Fall time is notorious for its apple picking and thus lots of apple recipes. We are loving apple crisp! Apples in the Fall just hit differently. When Fall comes around apples become a staple food. There is nothing better than eating a fresh raw apple, but it can also become a healthy and delicious dessert to celebrate fall festivities. Try this healthy green dot apple crisp recipe.
Some ways to enjoy this apple dessert are with a scoop of ice cream or on top of yogurt. Even enjoy it, just on its own because it is that good! This recipe is also great to keep in mind as the holidays approach. It is easy to make and delicious, your family will love this crowd pleaser!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Wash apples and remove the core using a core remover.
- Cut each apple in 8 slices horizontally.
- Combine nuts, oats, brown sugar, cranberries, apple juice, and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix well.
- Put apple slices in the bowl and mix again to ensure apple slices coat well.
- Place apples in an 8-inch baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake for about 25 minutes.
- Remove foil, stir and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.
- Divide into 6 equal parts and serve with a small scoop of ice cream (optional) of choice. Enjoy and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence.
**Note: Nutrition breakdown does not include ice cream.
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Food Coach Health Rating for Apple Crisp:
This food is rated as a green dot, health-promoting food in our food rating system, Food Coach. Our apple crisp has the following healthy qualities known to promote positive health and wellbeing if consumed as a part of a healthy diet.
- Low in calories per serving
- A healthy balance of fat, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber
- Contain zero trans fats
- A healthy balance of sodium
- A healthy balance of added sugars
- No food additives, artificial flavor, or color
Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendations:
The old saying an apple a day keeps doctors away appears to be true. Apples are proven to have many health benefits if consumed in a healthy way. In many studies, apple consumption was shown to be consistently associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, asthma, and type 2 diabetes compared to other fruits and vegetables. Researchers find that much of the apple protective effects against heart disease and asthma are related to its high content of flavonoids like quercetin. Apples are also very high in soluble fiber, pectin. Because pectin is a gel-forming fiber, it can lower cholesterol and improve the intestinal muscle’s ability to push waste through the gastrointestinal tract. One medium unpeeled apple provides about 3 grams of fiber which is more than 10% of your daily fiber needs.
Please note that this page is not medical advice. This can be only used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe level of intake for a single person. Please consult your health care provider before following any diet plan to ensure your personal medical and nutritional needs. Thank you!
Credits & Attributions:
This recipe blog content is created by Joseph Oliva, and, Mackenzie Merriman, Dietetic Student Interns and reviewed by Shraddha Chaubey, MS, RDN, CDN/LDN