Healthy Apple Cranberry Crisp

Trying to eat healthy and clean isn’t always easy.  especially when you want some good old fashioned comfort food.  Then I decided to go ahead and make my Grandma’s Recipes, my comfort food, but lighten it up and make it healthier.

I had a great big bunch of apples from my CSA this weekend. These organic apples were not lovely to look at, but BOY they were tasty!   I made a huge batch of apple butter, and had some apples left over.   I put together an apple crisp.  I substituted wheat flour for half of the  white flour, added flax meal, and cranberries to add some extra vitamins. Switched out butter for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, too

Healthy Apple Cranberry Crisp

Healthy Apple Cranberry Crisp


  • 6-8 cooking apple, peeled and sliced
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP all purpose flour
  • 2 TBSP whole wheat flour
  • 3 TBSP ground flax meal
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 TBSP I Can't Believe It's Not Butter (or other soft spread)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Mix the apples and cranberries in a bowl. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp Stevia Place in the baking pan.
  4. Add all of the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and crumble over the apples
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender.

What is your favorite dessert?


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