Low Calorie Apple Crisp


Low calorie apple crisp is a favorite fall dessert and side dish. Everyone loves a warm, crumbly dessert with their meal. This dessert will not disappoint. I am a self-proclaimed foodie and love to cook. I have been experimenting with some new recipes lately, and today I was going through one of my favorite – low calorie apple crisp.

Low- Calorie Apple Crisp
Total Cook Time: 45 minutes – Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
205 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
The tart Granny Smith apples in this low-calorie baked apple crisp are complimented nicely by a
sweet crumb topping. This apple crisp makes a great fall treat when apples are at their peak and
are their freshest. Be sure to serve the apple crisp immediately after removing it from the oven.
Top with a bit of cool and creamy vanilla frozen yogurt for a little contrast.
• 4 cups (3 to 4 medium) peeled,
cored, sliced Granny Smith apples
cut 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice
• 3/4 cup rolled oats
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons melted butter
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Heat the oven to 350 F. Coat an 11 x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Place the apples evenly in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  4. Combine granulated sugar, lemon juice, oats, flour, brown sugar, melted butter,
    cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl, until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
  5. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples.
  6. Bake the crisp for 30 minutes or until the crisp becomes lightly browned and the apples
    are tender when pierced with the tip of a thin knife. Remove the crisp from the oven, and
    allow it to cool for about 5 minutes until it is easy to portion out of the baking dish. Serve

Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

Many of us are on the hunt for a dessert that is both satisfying and healthy. I’ve been asked for a redo of creme brulee (which isn’t gonna happen).

The problem with dessert is that we expect it to be gooey, rich, and decadent. Without chocolate, butter, cream or any other combination of rich foods, dessert can be unsatisfying.

For me, cooked apples (especially warm!) are the ultimate comfort food. There is something about apple pie that makes my worries disappear.

If you can get used to baked apples with no butter, you can start enjoying a super healthy dessert. Apples cook down into a soft pudding-like substance that is creamy so they really don’t need butter.

Healthy Apple Crisp

Recently, I shared a Swedish apple pie recipe and I used 6 tablespoons of butter. But a slice of it is 184 calories versus the 57 calories that this healthy version has.

I will say that I did miss the butter when I first made these. If you think these fall flat – just add a little butter to each ramekin. This is meant to be a dessert, so you need to be satisfied by it. After having it a few times, I fell in love with the warm apple and the cinnamon and I didn’t miss the butter.

You could try making these apple crisps without the sugar and see how you like them. I added a little sugar because it gives them a flavor OOOMPH – but you may find that you don’t need it.

Both of my kids eat this up without complaint. These healthy apple crisps are so fast to make – the hardest part is peeling and the apple. The rest is a cinch and you only need one bowl and some ramekins.

Just double the recipe and use a casserole dish for a larger version.

Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe


1 medium apple
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Heat oven to 350 F. Peel and core the apple and chop into 1/4 inch squares. Mix in a small bowl with sugar, oats, and cinnamon and put into a small baking dish or ramekins. Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy hot, cold, or room temperature.


For one serving = 57 calories, 0.2 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 14.7 g carbohydrates, 10.7 g sugar, 0.4 g protein, 2.2 g fiber, 4 mg sodium, 1 Freestyle SmartPt

Light Apple Pecan Crisp

This amazing apple pecan crisp is simple, scrumptious and easy to enjoy at only 150 calories per serving. Plus, it’s so delicious served with reduced fat vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!

Light Apple Pecan Crisp – Cinnamon spiced, delicious with vanilla ice cream, and only 150 calories per serving! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Home is very much with my husband here in Texas, where we’ve made a nice little love nest. But, nothing – and I mean nothin’ – takes me truly home like a warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. One scoop of this delicious, comforting dessert and I feel ten again.

Light Apple Pecan Crisp – Cinnamon spiced, delicious with vanilla ice cream, and only 150 calories per serving! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Helping my mom peel apples (and eating along the way) for pies and crisps remains my favorite fall memory as a kid. Tossing the tart-sweet slices with a spicy mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, butter and sugar was my job and the amazing aroma always takes me back to the excitement of Thanksgivings and first snowfalls. Can you tell I can’t wait?

Well… I may be waiting a while for the first Texas snowfall but I couldn’t wait to share this delicious and light dessert with you! Each serving is under 150 calories, so enjoy your summer and eat this easy, delish dessert, too!

Light Apple Pecan Crisp – Cinnamon spiced, delicious with vanilla ice cream, and only 150 calories per serving! | thecomfortofcooking.com

With just 4 tablespoons of sugar and half as much butter, this mouthwatering apple crisp is low in sugar and fat, and sprinkled with protein rich oats and pecans. Yum!

Into the scrumptious streusel topping I also added a couple crushed Walker’s Shortbread cookies. Their shortbread is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and adds a little extra buttery-sugary indulgence to an already amazing crisp!

Serve it up with big scoops of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or frozen yogurt, and a bunch of spoons. This crisp will be one tasty treat you’ll go back to again and again, anytime of year!Create Pinterest Pin

Light Apple Pecan Crisp



  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 Granny smith apples, cored, sliced thin


  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup crushed shortbread cookies, about 3 / recommended: Walker’s Shortbread
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and flour in a large bowl. Toss in sliced apples and coat evenly. Place apples into a 9-inch square or round baking dish.
  3. In the same bowl, combine topping ingredients and mix by hand until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over the apples.
  4. Bake until topping is golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Test by inserting a toothpick; it should come out clean and not pick up the apple slices.
  5. Serve with vanilla whipped cream, ice cream or frozen yogurt. To store, cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 4 days.
  6. Enjoy!

Microwave Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Make this simple old-fashioned dessert in minutes right in the microwave. Cinnamon Apple Crisp for one is so easy you can quickly pull it together anytime the craving strikes!





Servings (adjustable): 

Calories: 276



  • ▢1-½ teaspoons canola oil
  • ▢2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ▢2-½ teaspoons Truvia Brown Sugar Blend
  • ▢¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ▢Pinch salt


  • ▢1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • ▢1 teaspoon Truvia Baking Blend
  • ▢Pinch ground cinnamon
  • ▢1 teaspoon canola oil


  • In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients: 1-½ teaspoons canola oil, flour, 2-½ teaspoons Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and pinch of salt. Mix with a fork until thoroughly combined and crumbly, set aside.
  • In a mug (or microwave-safe bowl), combine the filling ingredients: apple, 1 teaspoon Truvia Baking Blend, pinch of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon canola oil and mix well to coat the apple.
  • Microwave the apple mixture for 5 minutes on HIGH, or until the apple is tender. Remove from microwave and stir.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping mixture evenly over the warm apple mixture. Microwave on HIGH for 90 seconds, or just until the topping is set.
  • Remove from microwave and let crisp stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes, alternatively refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes, before serving.
  • Enjoy plain or with your favorite topping–lite whipped topping, Greek yogurt, non-fat frozen yogurt or lite ice cream would all be delicious.

Recipe Notes

I was able to reduce this recipe by 3 SmartPoints by substituting canola oil for butter (also making this dessert dairy-free), reducing the total amount used and reducing the amount of flour used in the topping.

The original recipe was a little too sweet for me with too much crumble topping. After making less topping and substituting Truvia for the white and brown sugars, I thought the sweetness level was much better and the apple mixture was better balanced with the topping and didn’t get overwhelmed.

Try making Cranberry Apple Crisp by mixing in some chopped dried cranberries with the apples before cooking.

Serving size: 1 microwave apple crisp

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