Healthy Apple Crisp With Cinnamon

Light Cinnamon Apple Crisp
 Cinnamon Apple Crisp
This is a seriously delicious Apple Crisp. Seriously. Maybe it's because the apples were fresh picked off the tree, or maybe it was the tantalizing smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven.

Early last Saturday morning, before the heat of the day hit, my mom and I drove over to John's Orchard and picked McLemore apples until the baskets wouldn't hold anymore. The Mclemore, one of the best varieties in Oklahoma, is a medium-sized 'Delicious' type fruit, that has good dessert quality. So good, that I ate quite a few before I made it home.

Seems that apple choice always comes down to personal preference. Skinny Taste suggests Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples for baking, while Chocolate and Zucchini suggests baking with an assortment of organic apples. However, not all apples are good for baking. For a list of best baking and cooking apples, along with best uses, flavor characteristics, and appearance, I highly recommend  The Farmer's Almanac. You'll also find more apple recipes here. Yum!

Sound yummy? Let's get baking!
Weight Watchers Points
Old Points: 5 points per serving
Points+: 7 points per serving

Servings: 8 Serving Size: 1/8th
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 242.0 ♥ Fat: 6.8 g ♥ Protein: 2.3 g ♥ Carb: 49.5 g ♥ Fiber: 4.5 g ♥ Sugar: 32.3 g ♥ Sodium: 10.1

Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Adapted recipe from

For the Filling:
  • 5 medium apples, peeled, and diced
  • 1.5 oz raisins
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (I used honey)
For the Topping:
  • 1 cup Quaker quick rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (half stick) butter, melted

    1. Heat oven to 375° F.
    2. Combine apples, raisins, cinnamon, agave nectar (or honey) and lemon juice in large bowl.  
    3. Sprinkle with cornstarch.
    4. Toss until fruit is coated.
    5. Place fruit in an ungreased baking dish.
    6. Mix remaining ingredients (takes a bit of stirring).
    7. Sprinkle over fruit.
    8. Bake about 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender.
    9. Grab a fork and enjoy!!

    Novice Note: Juicing a lemon is surprisingly easy! For more information, check out this tutorial from Start Cooking.