Stovetop Apple Crisp (Sugar Free)

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This stovetop apple crisp is a delicious sweet treat to serve with yogurt, or oatmeal, or to enjoy as is! It comes together quickly on the stove, so no baking needed!

Apple crisp served with yogurt and berries.
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This apple crisp is a perfect dessert or topping option for babies, toddlers, and the whole family! It can be made with applesauce for a softer texture for babies, or with maple syrup for a more crisp apple crumble. It is a great way to add texture and flavor for a filling morning breakfast or snack!

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What You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this stovetop apple crisp:

Ingredients to make apple crisp.
  • Apples: I love using Honeycrisp or Fuji apples since they have the perfect sweetness and crunch, but other varieties work as well.
  • Rolled Oats: Slightly toasted for added texture.
  • Almond Flour: For added flavor and texture.
  • Applesauce/Maple Syrup: Used to sweeten the crumble. Use unsweetened applesauce for a young baby to soften the oats or maple syrup for a more crisp texture.
  • Cinnamon: Used for added flavor. Cinnamon enhances the natural sweetness of the apples.
  • Butter: Used to toast the oats and cook the apples.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan on medium heat and add in the oats. Stir the oats around in the pan to lightly toast them for 1-2 minutes, or until they are slightly golden. Stir continuously and watch them carefully so that they do not burn. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  2. Peel and chop the apples into small cubes. Melt an additional 1 tablespoon of butter on the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Once the butter melts, add the apples to the pan along with the cinnamon. Stir well until the apples are fully coated. Cook the apples for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add in the applesauce or maple syrup and stir to coat. Add the toasted oats back to the pan and stir.
  5. Add the almond flour to the pan and stir until everything is thoroughly combined. Let it cool and serve over oatmeal, or yogurt, or enjoy it as is!
Steps to make apple crisp.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Apples: You may replace the apples with pears or peaches to make a pear or peach crisp!
  • Butter: The butter may be replaced with oil for a dairy-free alternative.
  • Almond Flour: The almond flour may be omitted for a nut-free option.
Apple crisp served with yogurt and berries.

Storage Instructions

Once cooled, store the apple crisp in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You may reheat it in a pan or in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds. It is also great served cold!

Recipe Notes

  • My favorite type of apple to use for this recipe is Honeycrisp apples. They are sweet and crisp and pair perfectly with cinnamon. If you cannot find Honeycrisp apples, I recommend another sweet apple variety such as Fuji apples. 
  • If preparing this for a baby, use unsweetened applesauce as the sweetener. It softens up the crisp and is the perfect texture for babies. If you are preparing it for a toddler or an adult, use maple syrup as the sweetener.
Apple crisp served with yogurt and berries.

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Stovetop Apple Crisp

This stovetop apple crisp is a delicious sweet treat to serve with yogurt, or oatmeal, or to enjoy as is! It comes together quickly on the stove, so no baking needed!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 small apple, sweet variety like Honeycrisp or Fuji
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp unsweetenened applesauce OR 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almond flour
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Instructions 

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan on medium heat and add in the oats. Stir the oats around in the pan to lightly toast them for 1-2 minutes, or until they are slightly golden. Stir continuously and watch them carefully so that they do not burn. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  • Peel and chop the apples into small cubes. Melt an additional 1 tablespoon of butter on the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Once the butter melts, add the apples to the pan along with the cinnamon. Stir well until the apples are fully coated. Cook the apples for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the applesauce or maple syrup and stir to coat. Add the toasted oats back to the pan and stir.
  • Add the almond flour to the pan and stir until everything is thoroughly combined. Let it cool and serve over oatmeal, or yogurt, or enjoy it as is!

Notes

  • My favorite type of apple to use for this recipe is Honeycrisp apples. They are sweet and crisp and pair perfectly with cinnamon. If you cannot find Honeycrisp apples, I recommend another sweet apple variety such as Fuji apples. 
  • If preparing this for a baby, use unsweetened applesauce as the sweetener. It softens up the crisp and is the perfect texture for babies. If you are preparing it for a toddler or an adult, use maple syrup as the sweetener.

Nutrition

Calories: 119.03kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.11g, Protein: 2.03g, Fat: 8.48g, Saturated Fat: 3.84g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.38g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1.61g, Trans Fat: 0.23g, Cholesterol: 15.05mg, Sodium: 1.61mg, Potassium: 59.67mg, Fiber: 2.03g, Sugar: 3.53g, Vitamin A: 191.5IU, Vitamin C: 1.23mg, Calcium: 20.12mg, Iron: 0.54mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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4 Comments

  1. Samaya says:

    I read you can omit almond flour for a nut free version, do you replace it with another type of flour? If so, what type?

    1. Lily Payen says:

      Hi Samaya, you can just omit it altogether, it just adds a little flavor😊

  2. Taylor says:

    5 stars
    Another 10/10 recipe from Lily! So happy to have discovered her for delicious, east, quick meals for my little man.

    1. Lily Payen says:

      I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this, Taylor!😊