Honeycrisp apples are crisp and juicy- perfect for baking. This oatmeal apple crisp comes together in under 45 minutes, and is a great dessert for large crowds!

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 I don’t have too many dessert recipes on my blog. To be honest, I’m not really the most awesome dessert maker ever. I have managed to screw up making simple sugar cookies at home! So when Sprouts asked me to develop a couple dessert recipes for my next in-store demo, I was really put to the test! 

Apple crisp is hard to mess up. If you’re like me and can’t manage to bake anything to save your life, then do an apple crisp. It’s as simple as slicing apples, placing them in a baking dish, and covering them with an oatmeal-cinnamon topping. 

SO Easy! 


 Honeycrisp apples are perfect for baking. They retain their shape and get nice and soft at the same time– no soggy apples in this dish! The topping is made out of oat flour, rolled oats, cinnamon and butter. This dish is gluten-free, so if you’re suffering from celiac disease, you can rest easy and enjoy this dessert! 

We topped our apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Lately, I’ve been keeping the little 3oz containers of BlueBell ice cream in our freezer. They’re the perfect size to take out and add to other desserts. Or, if we’re craving ice cream, it makes it easy to have a quick taste to satisfy that craving! 

What are your favorite summer fruits? Do you have a favorite summer dessert? 

Here’s the recipe for Apple Oatmeal Crisp: 

Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Servings 8
Author Emily Weeks, RDN, LD


  • 5 honeycrisp apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup Sprouts Brand Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 cup Sprouts Brand Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp softened butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, water, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Spray the inside of a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Add the apples to the dish.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the oat flour, old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and softened butter. Stir with a fork until crumbly.

  4. Add the topping to the apples. Bake for 30 minutes, until the apples are cooked through.

  5. Serve with vanilla ice cream!



  1. im the same way with desserts – i just cant make them but apple crisp, i think i can handle. lately, its been watermelon and berries for me.

  2. This looks so so good! Gimme all the honeycrisp apples & oatmeal crumble!

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