Apple Crisp Recipe With Granola


Apple Crisp Recipe With Granola can be a real treat and there are a lot of ways you can choose to produce a great Apple crisp recipe. There are numerous variations and it’s not hard to find a good recipe for it. The hardest foods on earth to make well are the ones that almost everyone loves. Apple crisp is one of them.



  • 6medium granny smith apples or 6 medium other firm apples
  • 12cup packed brown sugar
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2tablespoons lemon juice
  • 34cup butter, cubed and softened (or margarine)
  • 3 -4cups granola cereal (with or without raisins)


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Core, peel (or not) and slice apples.
  • In a large bowl, stir together apples, brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.
  • Put in a 9″x9″ casserole dish and dot with 1/3 of the butter.
  • Place granola in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin to break it up.
  • Place granola in a bowl and add the rest of the butter.
  • Using a fork, push the butter into the crushed granola, working it through.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over the apples.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake about 10 minutes longer or until the topping has browned.
  • Let stand for approximately 10 minutes then serve with vanilla ice cream.
  • Enjoy!

Granola Apple Crisp

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

A dessert for breakfast idea that includes granola and fruit with minimal added sugar per serving. A quick and tasty treat that will have you smiling to start your day.


For the filling

  • 4 apples, chopped
  • 2 t lemon juice
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1/4 t salt

For the topping

  • 2 c granola
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/4 c butter, melted


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare topping: In a bowl, place your granola, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until well combined. Pour in melted butter and stir again until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Chop apples and cut into quarter inch pieces, or slice thinly, if you prefer. Add apples to a bowl and mix with the lemon juice.
  4. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and stir again. Divide apples evenly into six ramekins.
  5. Distribute topping over each apple filled ramekin so topping covers apples in each one. Gently press down on topping.
  6. Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes, until softened.
  7. Serve while still warm.

Apple Crisp with Granola Topping




1 c. plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 c. packed light brown sugar

1/2 tsp. baking powder

pinch of salt

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter

2 c. granola without dried fruit

3 1/2 lb. Granny Smith apples

1 c. granulated sugar

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a shallow 3-quart baking dish. In a food processor, pulse 1 cup of the flour with the brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Pulse in the butter. Pulse in the granola. Transfer the topping to a bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the apples with the granulated sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour, then spread in the baking dish. Sprinkle on the topping and bake for 1 hour, or until the topping is golden and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for 20 minutes, then serve.
  3. Make Ahead: Store overnight at room temperature. Reheat before serving.
  4. Cooking Club Tip : Buying nutmeg whole has several advantages. Not only does it have a longer shelf life than the packaged variety, but it tastes and smells more intense when grated fresh and is just as easy to use. Little nutmeg graters are available in cookware stores for this purpose, but any small, sharp grater will do. Site We Like:

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

This Instant Pot apple crisp made with organic granola is quick and delicious! It’s a cozy vegan dessert recipe that cooks in minutes in a pressure cooker. In this crisp, the oats come out intentionally chewy.



  • 1 ½ cups One Degree Organic Sprouted Oat Vanilla Chia Granola
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup organic brown sugar
  • 4 large or 6 small tart apples (like Granny Smith), enough for 5 cups sliced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus ⅛ teaspoon for serving
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon, for serving


  1. (Before you start, read the note below.) In a small bowl, mix together the granola, room temperature coconut oil and 2 tablespoons brown sugar; you may need to use your hands to bring everything together. (Note: The granola we used was lightly sweet. If using a very sweet granola, you can lessen the sugar in the topping.)
  2. Peel and slice the apples into about 1/4″ slices, enough for 5 cups, and place them in the bowl of the Instant Pot. Stir in 2 tablespoons brown sugar, then the maple, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and water. Smooth the apples into an even layer and pour the granola mixture over the top, covering the apples.
  3. Lock the top of the Instant Pot. Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes. (Note: It takes about 5 minutes for the pot to “preheat” before it starts cooking. During cooking, avoid touching the metal part of the lid.) After the pot beeps, immediately do a Quick Release: vent the remaining steam by moving the pressure release handle to “Venting”, covering your hand with a towel or hot pad. (Never put your hands or face near the steam release valve when releasing steam.)
  4. While the crisp is cooking, prepare the garnish: Zest 1 lemon. Mix it together with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.
  5. After the Quick Release, remove the lid. Turn off the pot and let the crisp sit uncovered for 5 minutes (make sure Keep Warm feature is turned off). This lets the sauce thicken; the oats will be intentionally chewy, not crunchy. Zest the lemon. Scoop the crisp into bowls and add a pinch of the lemon zest garnish. If desired, serve with vegan vanilla ice cream or Coconut Whipped Cream.


Important note: If you use your Instant Pot / pressure cooker to cook strong savory items, the sealing ring on the inside of the lid can sometimes pick up flavor. You may want to check the plastic seal on the lid and smell it before you make a dessert. If it has an odor, soak it in vinegar for a few hours. Typically this shouldn’t be a problem, but we actually ran across it in our first test of this recipe. We have since purchased 2 Instant Pot sealing rings and use one for savory recipes and one for sweet recipes.

What is sprouted granola?

The organic granola we used here is One Degree Organic Sprouted Oat Vanilla Chia Granola. If you know us well, you’ll know that we typically make our own granola. But it’s a different story with One Degree Organics! They’re a family business that thinks there should be only one degree of separation between you and the person you grew your food, like a farmer’s market. Every single product they put out has thoughtfully sourced, organic ingredients.

What’s sprouted oat granola? Sprouted grains are grains that are soaked in water. This makes them nutrient-rich, easier for your body to absorb, and easier to digest. One Degree’s sprouted oat granola is made with organic soaked oats, vitamin-rich seeds and grains, and warm spices such as cinnamon, cacao, and vanilla.

Organic granola package

Tips for making Instant Pot apple crisp

This Instant Pot apple crisp is quick and simple! The basic steps are that you’ll combine the filling ingredients in the bowl, then top with granola mixed with brown sugar and coconut oil. Then you’ll Pressure Cook on high for 2 minutes and do a quick release. Then you’ll remove the lid and let the crisp sit for 5 minutes to thicken up. That’s it!

A few important notes about this Instant Pot apple crisp before you start:

  • If you use your Instant Pot (pressure cooker) to cook savory items, the sealing ring on the inside of the lid can sometimes pick up flavor. You may want to check the plastic seal on the lid before you make a dessert. If it has an odor, soak it in vinegar for a few hours. We have purchased 2 Instant Pot sealing rings: we use use one for savory recipes and one for sweet recipes.
  • Expect a chewy topping! Since this apple crisp is cooked in a pressure cooker, the granola comes out with a chewy texture.
  • Make sure to garnish! A sprinkle of lemon zest mixed with cinnamon brightens up the darker flavors of the crisp. Then serve with vanilla ice cream, vegan cinnamon ice cream or coconut whipped cream. (Bourbon whipped cream would also be nice!)

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