This healthy apple-cranberry crisp is easy to make and topped with a simple oat crumble. It’s vegan friendly, plus free of gluten and refined sugar.
I just love the aroma of a delicious treat baking in the oven. No candle in the world can mimic the smell of apples and spices melding together underneath a toasted oat and nut topping. Ahhh, it’s just. so. good. It’s also one of the reasons I look forward to fall baking. Not only does it make your house smell amazing, you also have something yummy to look forward to eating afterwards! Win-win!
Crisps and crumbles are a great fall dessert idea because they take so little effort in exchange for such a big reward. Most any fruit can be used too—apples, pears, peaches, berries, etc., although apples are our personal fave.
Since cranberries are finally in season, I like to throw some in with the filling. They add a nice tart contrast to the sweet apples. Feel free to use extra apples in place of the cranberries though, if you’d prefer.
The crumble topping is a simple blend of oats, almond flour, maple syrup, and coconut oil. If you use gluten-free oats, this dessert is totally free of gluten, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar too.
This dessert is wholesome and delicious and I hope you give it a try! Happy fall baking, y’all!Print