Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Fall is here! Which means we can finally wear long sleeves, enjoy bonfires, and bake all things apple and pumpkin.

Actually I would bake apple and pumpkin things all year round but this summer was HOT and we hardly cooked or baked inside for at least a couple months! So you can imagine how especially excited I am to get back to it.

Apple crisp is so easy to whip up and insanely delicious especially served warm with some good old fashioned vanilla ice cream.

Recipe notes:

  • I made this with oat flour so it could be gluten free for a friend, but regular flour works great too!
  • If you want to shake things up pears make for a great crisp as well
  • You can prep this ahead of time just keep the apples and topping separate and in the fridge
  • Makes 6 servings

Fueling perks:

  • 1 serving (without ice cream) has 75 grams of carbs, 15 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber.
  • Pre-workout: eat 3-4 hours before your session paired with 10-20 grams protein
  • Post-workout: eat within 2 hours of your session again with some extra protein

The Stuff

  • 6 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of oat flour


  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup of cold butter, diced into pea-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt

The Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Toss the apple slices in lemon juice to keep them from browning
  3. Add cinnamon, sugar, and oat flour and then place apples in a pie plate or 8×8 Pyrex
  4. Combine the ingredients for the crumble and then spoon over the apples
  5. Bake for 1 hour or until bubbly
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then serve with vanilla ice cream

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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