Lightened Up Apple Crisp 

This delicious fall dessert is bursting with so much flavor, that you wouldn’t know it’s missing the refined sugar, butter, and flour! Enjoy warm and with whipped cream. 


This morning, I woke up and it was chilly in our house, just cold enough for a sweater and sweatpants, but warm enough to be comfortable. Can anyone say- FALL IS HERE?

I love the fall, pretty much everything about it. The only thing that I wish was different with my favorite season is the duration of the fall. Why does it only seem to last two weeks?

Because the fall is so short lived (or at least that is how it feels!) I try to take advantage of it with enjoying the fresh air, open windows, apple picking, pumpkin patches, and warm fruit desserts.
Last night, I whipped up an experimental apple crisp and it turned out so well, I wanted to share it with you all.

The best part about this Apple crisp? It’s 100% delicious and 100% healthy! So you can feel good about that second helping 😉

Lightened Up Apple Crisp 



  • 2 large apples, cut into cubes (I used honey crisp) 
  • 1/2 c. Homemade applesauce or another 2 apples 
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 
  • 1/4 c. Honey 
  • 2 tbsp. Chia seeds*


  • 1 1/2 c. Whole oats 
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon 
  • 1/4 c. Honey (plus 2-3 tbsp. reserved) 
  • 1/4 c. Coconut oil 


Place chopped apples into saucepan and add a little water, cinnamon, honey, and chia seeds. Cook apples until tender. 

While apples are cooking, combine oats, cinnamon, honey, and coconut oil to make topping. Taste test to make sure it tastes sweet enough. 

Once apples are tender, add in applesauce and place into an 8×8  baking dish. Top with crisp topping and drizzle 2-3 tablespoons of the reserved honey.

Bake at 400 for 35 min or until topping is golden brown and apple filling is bubbly. 

Enjoy warm and with whipped cream!


Note chia seeds act as a binder/thickener, just like flour would. If you don’t have chia seeds or don’t like them, omit and use flour instead. (2-3 tbsp. of flour) 

Hope you guys have a great Tuesday!

Questions of the Day 

  1. What is your favorite fall dessert? 
  2. Would you rather eat a crisp or a cobbler?
  3. What would you like my next recipe to be?