This “No Bake” Skillet Apple Crisp is made with whole ingredients like apples, walnuts, coconut, and oats…. right on your stovetop, no baking required. The best part, this dessert is healthy enough to eat for breakfast… well we did anyway! Vegan. Dairy Free. Gluten Free.
Are you guys on dessert overload? S’mores ice cream, cheesecake muffins, and now apple crumble. Apparently, I’ve been on a dessert kick. For those without a sweet tooth, I promise to mix it up tomorrow.
But let me tell you about this Apple Crisp that’s simple, ready in minutes and made right in the skillet. You can easily make this a single serve treat too. The apples and cinnamon cooking on the stovetop makes the whole house smell good.
I’ve never really been a big fan of pies, I love the yummy gooey center of a pie… but the pie shell just isn’t my thing. I grew up on crisp, particularly Apple Crisp.
CRISP > PIE.
Apple Crisp is one of those first pie-like desserts that I have memories of… my job was always to core and spirilize the apples and sometimes I’d help make the buttery cinnamony crumble too.
I know we bring pies to cookouts and Apple Pie is something we’d serve on the Forth of July, but to me, this cozy apple pie is reminiscent of fall. The cinnamon and toasted flavors are reminding me of those beautiful months of crisp weather and football season. Oh, it’s just glorious. Hurry up and get here already.
This month’s Recipe Redux theme is to reinvent an old favorite pie into something healthier, of course. So I instead of lots of sugar and butter, I kept the ingredient list pretty clean and the cooking process simple… quick enough for these summer months or when you just have a craving for dessert and want it ready fast with minimal dish clean up.Print
This “No Bake” Skillet Apple Crisp is made with whole ingredients like apples, walnuts, coconut, and oats…. right on your stovetop, no baking required. The best part, this dessert is healthy enough to eat for breakfast… well we did anyway! Vegan, Dairy Free. Gluten Free.
- FOR FILLING
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or unsalted butter)
- 2 apples, diced (I used gala)
- 2 inches vanilla bean (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- FOR CRISP
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 teaspoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter (or unsalted butter)
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dry old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or water)
- pinch of salt
- coconut cream, if desired for topping (could also use whipped cream)
- In small skillet or pot, heat coconut oil over medium high heat.
- Add apples, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt and cook for 5-10 minutes until apples have softened.
- In small bowl, mix together all ingredients for crisp to form a crumble.
- Remove apples from heat and pour into serving dish.
- Add crisp mixture to skillet over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes until warmed and begins to toast; spoon evenly on top of apples.
- To serve, drizzle with spoon of coconut cream. It seriously tastes like vanilla ice cream in the pie!! YUM!
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Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, registered dietitian and millennial mom of two active and hungry boys. Here on Love & Zest, you’ll find (mostly) healthy recipes to fuel the whole family and real life stories of modern motherhood. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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