Apple Crisp With Oatmeal Topping


Apple Crisp With Oatmeal Topping is made with the sweet and tart taste of apples baked into a crisp topping that crumbles under your fork. The recipe calls for all ingredients to be mixed in one bowl and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. I absolutely love making different versions of a classic apple crisp recipe. For this one I’ve included it as an oatmeal topping and have made it really simple to set up and make. This can be served warm with ice cream or just as a delicious sweet treat.

Easy Individual Apple Crisps with Oatmeal Crumble

You can also peel and coarsely chop the apples, if you prefer. For more tender apples, decrease the heat to 400° and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer.

Recipe Summary


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 crisp)


Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, halved and cored
  • 1 Gala apple, halved and cored
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 ½ teaspoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 8 small prepared oatmeal cookies, crumbled


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Step 2Cut apples into thin slices using a mandoline or a sharp knife. Place apples, brown sugar, butter, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl; toss to coat. Divide apple mixture evenly among 4 (6-ounce) ramekins, arranging apple slices in a fan shape. Sprinkle each ramekin evenly with crumbled oatmeal cookies. Bake at 425° for 9 minutes or until the apples are crisp-tender.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

259 calories; fat 9.8g; saturated fat 3.8g; mono fat 3.4g; poly fat 1.9g; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 42.3g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 22mg; iron 1mg; sodium 221mg; calcium 50mg.

Crunchy apple crisp with microwave oatmeal

Crispy fried calamari with garlic, lemon and spices

  • 1 persons
  • 10 min

The delicious, juicy pieces of apple are baked in the microwave with a sweet crumbly mixture made from oatmeal, flour, sugar and cinnamon. The baked apples are perfect for a quick breakfast, as a snack between meals or as a delicious dessert, often served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • Apple filling
  • 1 apple
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg, ground
  • crumbs, for sprinkling
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1 pinch salt


Apple filling

  1. Wash the apple, core it and cut into pieces.
  2. Place in a microwave-safe mug.
  3. Put the butter in flakes on top.
  4. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute on full power.
  5. Brown and white sugar for the apple add.
  6. Add the cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well.

crumbs for sprinkling

  1. In a bowl, mix the softened butter with the sugar, rolled oats and flour.
  2. Mix in the cinnamon, pinch of salt and nutmeg.
  3. Use a fork to mix everything together mash until smooth.
  4. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the pre-baked apple pieces.
  5. Bake in the microwave at full power for 1.5-2 minutes.
  6. Remove from the microwave and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

Everyone needs this easy apple crisp recipe! Originally called Amish Apple Goodie, you’ll fall in love with it’s oatmeal streusel topping and 1-bowl cleanup. It’s one of the best apple recipes to make during the apple picking season!

Do you love apples? I love them so much that I declared last week “apple week” in our house. Maddie and I spent the better part of 2 days baking up five fantastic apple desserts that we’ll be sharing with you over the next couple weeks.

This recipe I’m sharing with you today is one of the oldest recipes that I remember making in my 16+ years of marriage.  I can remember being in the kitchen of our brand new house baking up this mouth-watering easy apple crisp.

Is apple crisp the same as apple crumble?

Apple crisp and apple crumble are generally the same. Often one or the other doesn’t include oats in the topping, but both are a dessert with apples on the bottom and a crumbly streusel on the top.

What are the best apples to use for apple crisp?

Granny Smith apples are known for being one of the best apples to bake with. They are tart in flavor so they pair well with the sugar in recipes. If you can’t find Granny Smith, try Pink Lady, Honey Crisp or Empire.

How to Make Easy Apple Crisp

The first step to making apple crisp is to peel the apples. Do you have to peel the apples? Not necessarily, but the skins may loosen during baking and give your crisp a weird texture. We recommend peeling the apples.

How to Peel Apples Quickly

If you don’t have an apple peeler hand-crank machine, you’re going to want to get one. It makes apple desserts so much less of a hassle to make. It took us literally about 1-2 minutes to peel, core and slice our 4 Granny Smith apples with our handy peeler.

Another time saver? You can mix the streusel in the same bowl that you mix the apples in, leaving only one dirty dish for you to wash.

How do you make apple crisp topping?

It’s important to start with cold butter when you are making apple crumble topping. Make sure the butter is refrigerated…or you can even pop it into the freezer for a few minutes to ensure it is really cold.

Whisk together the sugar, flour, oats, baking soda and powder. Then use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients to get coarse crumbs.

Sprinkle over the top of the apples and bake! Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.  I’m pretty sure it will be one of your new fall favorites!

Apple Crumble with Oats

Leaving the skins on the apples provides fiber and vitamins, so this diabetic-friendly dessert is not only good tasting but also good for you.


Apple Crumble with Oats

Recipe Summary


20 mins


1 hr




Ingredient Checklist

  • ½ cup regular rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar (see Tips)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 medium Golden Delicious apples, cored and cut into thin wedges
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar (see Tips)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Frozen yogurt or low-fat vanilla yogurt


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine oats, flour, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix with fork until combined. Add the butter and work it in with your fingers, the fork or a pastry blender until the mixture begins to form clumps.
  • Step 2In a large bowl toss the apples with the water, lemon juice and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Transfer apple mixture to a 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the apples. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the topping is golden and the apples are tender. If desired, serve warm with yogurt.


Tips: To make individual servings, prepare as above, except divide the apple mixture among six 6- to 8-ounce custard cups or ramekins. Sprinkle with oat mixture and bake about 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve as above.

If using a sugar substitute, use Splenda(R) Brown Sugar Blend for Baking. Follow package directions to use product amount that’s equivalent to 2 and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 137 calories, 26 g carbohydrate. (13 g sugars), 18 mg sodium.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 

2/3 cup crumble

Per Serving:

148 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 29.7g; dietary fiber 3.9g; sugars 16.5g; fat 3g; saturated fat 1.4g; cholesterol 5.1mg; vitamin a iu 109IU; vitamin c 5.2mg; folate 10.7mcg; calcium 23.2mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 28.5mg; potassium 173.6mg; sodium 20.2mg.


1 fruit, 1/2 fat, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 starch

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