Heart-Healthy Apple Crisp: Recipes from Munson Healthcare


apple crisp in a bowl

Sweet tooth moments – they’re bound to happen! Why not turn to a sweet treat that’s filled with wholesome fiber and heart-fueled ingredients, like walnuts and oats? Enjoy this straight-from-the-oven dessert that gives you the perfect mix of tart, sweet, and crunchy with every scrumptious spoonful. 


  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 pounds apples (about 6 medium-sized)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter or a healthy butter substitute such as avocado or coconut oil


Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, oats, and brown sugar. Wash and peel apples. Quarter them, cutting out the core and seeds. Slice apple quarters. Spread apples in a 12-by-8-inch baking pan. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan.

Sprinkle cinnamon and topping mixture over apples. Dot with butter or oil. Bake for 45 minutes or until apples are soft and topping is browned.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6

Each serving contains about:

  • 172 calories
  • 2 g protein
  • 7 g fat
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 29 g carbohydrates
  • 3 g fiber
  • 44 mg sodium 

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