Easy Apple Crisp with Oats

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(Last Updated On: September 16, 2021)

This Easy Apple Crisp with Oats recipe is fall baking at it’s finest. This tasty dessert is ready in about an hour and is made with simple ingredients. Grab some apples and let’s get baking!
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Easy Apple Crisp with Oats

It’s that time of year.  Fall is right around the corner and we will all start seeing our favorite apple varieties a plenty in the store and at the farmer’s markets.  And this Easy Apple Crisp recipe is the perfect way to use a couple pounds of your favorite apples.  This is actually one of my husband’s favorite desserts. There is just something comforting about warm apples with a simple crisp topping and ice cream that makes everything better. I love that this apple Crisp is actually pretty easy to make and only requires a minimal amount of ingredients…which you probably have in your pantry right now.

Easy Homemade Apple Crisp with Oats

The hardest part about making homemade apple crisp is peeling the apples. If you have an apple peeler (my mom did when I was growing up and I always thought it was so cool) now is the time to break it out. Once you have the apples peeled, you have to slice them, making this the 2nd hardest part. After you have the apples prepared it’s easy to make homemade apple crisp!

Tasty Homemade Apple Crisp with Oats

The ingredients needed for this easy apple crisp recipe are:
Rolled Oats
Brown Sugar

Easy Apple Crisp with Oats

To make my easy apple crisp recipe with oats you will need to:
Peel and slice the apples
Place apples in an prepared 8×8 baking dish and stir in sugar
Prepare the topping in medium bowl by combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon
Add the butter to the topping mixture and cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
Sprinkle topping over fruit
Then you bake it!
I definitely recommend serving it warm with a few scoops of ice cream. Feel free to drizzle on some caramel sauce too…I always do!

I actually make my own caramel sauce, it’s also really easy to do!  You can grab my homemade caramel sauce recipe here.

Best Apple Crisp with Oats

Now, here is my Easy Apple Crisp with Oats recipe. Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp

This easy dessert recipe is one of our favorite family desserts. This apple crisp recipe is one of those comforts foods that you will enjoy all fall and beyond.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, dessert, dessert recipe, fall
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Tracy


  • Oven


  • 5 cups apples peeled and sliced
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Place fruit in an 8×8 baking dish and stir in sugar

Topping Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon
  • Cut in the butter into the topping mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs
  • Sprinkle oats topping over fruit
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden brown
  • Serve warm, I recommend with vanilla bean ice cream
  • Enjoy!


You can also drizzle caramel sauce over the top of your warm apple crisp, grab my recipe for easy homemade caramel sauce.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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I hope you enjoy this Easy Apple Crisp with Oats as much as we do!

Can you use any type of apples when making apple crisp?

You sure can!  I have used Jonathan apples, Honeycrisp (my daughter’s favorite) and Jonagold.  The apples that are known to be best for baking are: Granny Smith, Jonathan and Jonagold, Cortland, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Empire, Envy and Golden Delicious.

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Have you made homemade Apple Crisp before? What is one of your favorite apple desserts?

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