Breakfast Apple Crisp

Breakfast Apple Crisp

Breakfast Apple Crisp

This whole grain crisp beats a bagel for breakfast nutrition. Be sure to slice the apples thinly - no more than 1/4-inch thick slices. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Makes: 4 - 6 servings

Breakfast Apple Crisp


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (all purpose flour works too)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil (cold butter works too)
  • Apple Filling:
  • 3 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 7 cups peeled, cored & thinly sliced apples (I use Granny Smith 1/4-inch thick slices)


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, & cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Mix in oil using your fingers. Take time until it gets a bit clumpy. Set aside.
  4. Apple Filling:
  5. Combine sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a plastic bag (I use a soft produce bag).
  6. Add apples and shake the bag until apples are coated.
  7. Place apples into an 8x8-inch square pan and top with oat mixture..
  8. Bake for 35 minutes. It's best served while still warm.

Note: To replace the oil in the topping with butter, use cold, cubed butter and mix it in with you fingers until crumbly and refrigerate while you prep the apples.

Variation: Add 1/2 cup toasted nuts to the topping after adding the oil (or butter).

5 Comments on "Breakfast Apple Crisp"

  1. Greg

    In the oven – had some apples that needed to be used up – smells delish – thanks Jenny!

  2. Laura

    The driest crumble I’ve ever made 🙁

  3. Dc Robinson

    Instead of fresh apples can — Canned apples be used?

  4. Rachel Soule

    I made this and it was delicious! I liked the bag technique to coat the apples with the ingredients, it worked really well. I added more granola to it when I served it and it was yummy.

  5. elisa

    can u use tapioca instead of flour for filling. can you freeze the apple crisp.

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