Applesauce Oatmeal Crisp

What could be more satisfying than sweet, warm applesauce on an icy, autumnal day? I don’t think anything could surpass it, and this one will surely become your new favorite.

This apple-based crisp is a long-standing history.

The fruit of the apple has long been the inspiration of professional and amateur cooks to make it tasty. Apples are delicious with many different ingredients and are found in sweet and savory dishes.

I’m a huge fan of the apple crisp. If I had to create an inventory of my top most-loved desserts, apple crisp would be on the list.

The apple crisp is exactly like that of an apple pie, but it is just a fraction of the amount and effort that you put into an apple pie.

Additionally, making your apple crisp’s crust could be difficult, and at times regardless of your efforts, it is possible to be unsuccessful. By making an apple crisp, you can avoid any mistakes.

The apple crisp comes with an incredible topping similar to the streusel topping but crisper. What’s that good sounding like?

This tasty treat is now easier and smoother with this substitution of applesauce!

This traditional cold-weather treat is the winner against all the others because it’s more simple to put together than the pie, or another dessert.

Keep reading to find the most delicious applesauce oatmeal crisps of your life!

How to Create Applesauce Oatmeal Crisp

Step 1

Ensure you have all the ingredients in your kitchen, and then heat your oven to 350F.

Split the sauce among two ramekins.

Step 2

If you are using apples, add them to this apple sauce.

Create the topping. Mix sugar and butter until they are well combined. Add oats, and stir to mix.

Step 3

Serve the topping over the apple sauce, and then sprinkle with pecans.

Make the apple sauce crumbles for 20 to 22 minutes.

Serve warm, and top with vanilla-flavored ice cream or simply whipping cream.

Applesauce Oatmeal Crisp

yield: Time to prepare: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 minutes

This apple-oatmeal crisp is a delicious ooey-gooey pleasure!


For filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups apple sauce
  • 1 apple chopped (optional)

To make the topping:

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice


  1. Collect the necessary ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Split the sauce among two ramekins.
  3. If you are using apples, add them to the sauce made with apples.
  4. Create the topping. Mix sugar and butter until they are well combined. Add oats and stir until blended.
  5. Serve the topping over the apple sauce. Sprinkle with pecans.
  6. Cook the applesauce crumbles for 20-22 minutes.
  7. Serve warm and garnish with vanilla-flavored ice cream or simply whipped cream.

What is the reason for Apple Sauce Instead of Apples?

Although you could always make this recipe as a classic apple crisp, using baked, chopped apples, If I had to pick between them, I’d choose the apple sauce each time.

Making use of applesauce makes the recipe very simple. You’ll notice that I’ve included a few chopped apples simply because I like the apple’s flavor; however, should you come across a chunky apple sauce, that can work well, too, and is much easier.

What is more simple than a traditional apple crisp?

If you are making the classic apple crisp, the apples need to be cooked before the final baking for the entire crisp. Apples are cooked with the butter and cinnamon mixture. This creates a distinct flavor.

With the apple sauce, it is possible to skip this step. All you need to do is include any spice like cinnamon or apple pie in the applesauce.

It is possible to skip the laborious steps, such as chopping the apples in preparation for baking. Applesauce is the perfect ingredient for this recipe.

It is also difficult to pick the best apples.

As you’ve already guessed, wide different varieties of apples are not exactly the same. Some are cooked to perfection, and some will break, while some are best enjoyed fresh. They will lose their taste and texture after baking.

Filling the filling

This apple crisp is so simple to make. It’s possible to skip the lengthy process of peeling and cutting the apples.

It’s evident below that I’ve personally added a couple of pieces of an apple chopped to have fun. However, you are able to leave it out without any problem.

The topping is prepared by mixing all the ingredients into the bowl. Then, that’s it.

Distribute the sauce among the ramekins, and then top it with the oatmeal topping. I’ve added chopped pecans since what’s an apple crisp without pecans?

If you’ve got other nuts in your pantry, they can be used. Cashews, walnuts, almonds, nuts – it doesn’t matter.

Be careful. If you’re using almonds, cut them into slices. They are very thin, and they are prone to burning. Removing or protecting the topping is recommended by covering it with aluminum foil during baking.

Why you need to make the Crispy Topping

The traditional topping for apple crisp can be made from sugar, butter, and flour; however, since I’m trying to create healthier and simpler recipes, I came up with the topping using oats.

It’s a lot crisper than the traditional crumbly flour topping and is much healthier.

Important to be aware of: Oats rank among the most nutritious grains available. Oats are gluten-free and are an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Research has shown that oats provide many health benefits, which include weight reduction and lower blood sugar, and can also decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Variety of Recipes

Like all recipes, it is possible to alter this one to suit your requirements. It’s well-suited to other flavors, so you can make the apple crisp more appealing.

Apples are a great match for various spices, including cinnamon cloves, nutmeg, or cardamom.

They are also great and are a perfect match with fruity citrus flavors. So don’t hesitate to sprinkle citrus or lemon zest or garnish your crispy with chopped pieces of lemon or orange candied.

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