Crisp-stuffed apples

Snacks & Treats

Easy Fall Dessert: Crisp-Stuffed Apples

Nov 5, 2018

Homemade apple crisp is a fall favourite in our house, and for good reason. Beyond being delicious and really easy to whip up, it’s also healthier than most desserts, which is just fine by me! This version is made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil and pure maple syrup, which switches things up a little and stuffs the crisp filling right inside the actual apple.

Are you sold yet?

Grab the kiddos and let’s make some crisp-stuffed apples!

Oats, apples, whole wheat flour, cinnamon and other ingredients.

Here what you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup of pecans, crushed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
  • 6 apples
  • an apple corer

Set your apples aside and enlist your little helpers to measure out all of the other ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Next, get them to mix the ingredients up until everything is evenly combined. Over mixing isn’t a concern here, so let them really go for it if they want to.

Mixing the oats together with a wooden spoon.

Ask your little helpers to wash and dry your apples. Depending on their ages and experience in the kitchen, they may be able to core them too, or you can do this part of the job.

Core the apples.

Place the cored apples into a thick-bottomed baking dish and begin scooping little bits of the crisp mixture into the holes. Pack down the mixture every few scoops so you get as much crispy goodness into the apples as possible.

Stuffing the apples with oats.

I like to pack some down on the tops of the apples too, just because.

A close-up bowl of oat-stuffed apples.

When stuffed to the brim, pop the crisp-stuffed apples into an oven preheated to 350˚F degrees. Cook times vary quite significantly depending on the variety of apple you use, but you’ll know they’re done when the tops are golden and crispy, and the apples can be easily poked with a fork. I usually start checking at the 20-minute mark and check back every five minutes or so after that.

More often than not, I find ours are perfectly done when they’ve been in the oven for 30 minutes. At this point the skin of the apples is usually splitting a couple of places, which is perfectly fine.

Once done, allow them to cool for a little bit and serve them while still warm. You can pair them with vanilla ice cream, freshly whipped cream, or just as is. Either way, enjoy!

Crisp-stuffed apples cut in half.

Article Author Jen Kossowan
Jen Kossowan

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Jen is a teacher, blogger, and mama to a spirited little lady and a preemie baby boy. She's passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, adores travelling, and can often be found in the kitchen creating recipes that meet her crunchy mama criteria. You can follow Jen on her blog, Mama.Papa.Bubba, and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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