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healthy apple crisp

Healthy Apple Crisp With Oatmeal and Hazelnut Topping

This healthy apple crisp is just like the kind your grandma used to make, but with a healthier vegan twist. It's packed with cinnamon-spiced apples and topped with a crunchy, hazelnut crust. Plus, it's super easy to make, and comes together in about 15 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 720 grams (about 6 apples) Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

For The Hazelnut and Oat Topping

  • 80 grams (1 cup) rolled oats
  • 60 grams (½ cup) spelt flour
  • 150 grams (¾ cup) muscovado sugar
  • 150 grams (1 cup) roasted hazelnuts finely chopped
  • 110 grams (½ cup) coconut oil or vegan butter not melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • Heat the oven to 200C (400 F). Lay the apples in the bottom of a greased ovenproof dish. Drizzle the maple syrup and lemon juice over the top, sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the oats, spelt flour, muscovado sugar, and chopped hazelnuts. Work the vegan butter in using a pastry cutter or the back of a fork. Aim for a crumb like texture with some lumps.
  • When the apples are doing baking, take the foil off and spread the crumb topping over the top. Bake in the over for a further 20 minutes.
Keyword healthy apple crisp
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