No-Fat Apple Crisp

Yield: 15 servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 30 minutes

  • 8 medium apples, cubed or sliced
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups whole-grain flour, freshly ground **(Kamut works nicely here)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup seedless raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup apple juice

Place cubed apples in bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon, spread raisins, drizzle with half of the honey.

In a mixer bowl mix oats, flour, applesauce, remaining half of the honey, vanilla. Mix well. If the consistency is a little dry, moisten slightly with a tablespoon or two of the apple juice. Pour remaining apple juice over apples in pan. Place topping over and spread evenly. Bake at 350 uncovered for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Serving Ideas: Serve warm or cold with applesauce, soy or rice milk

Notes: *You can reduce the honey to 2 Tablespoons if desired. This low fat breakfast or dessert is very versatile and keeps well in the fridge.

**You can use a homemade or prepared granola instead of the topping if you prefer. The children love this for breakfast and on those “hard” days, it is easy to serve from the fridge as a snack, breakfast or dessert.

Per serving: 235 Calories; 2g Fat (7.2% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 52g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 3mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

About Vickilynn Parnes

A student of health and nutrition for 40+ years, Vickilynn Parnes has over 30 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and radio talk show host, as well as being full-time mom to 5 children.