Cake, Desserts

Apple Crisp

November 25, 2013

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I have been craving an apple crisp ever since I saw one on instagram a while ago. Like really really craving one. Initially I wanted to include some caramel like my Caramel Apple Pie, but when I opened my pantry I realized that caramel is a lot of work… and maybe not what was on the agenda for today. So I decided to wing it and ended up with a dessert that is mouth wateringly good.

This is the perfect fall treat. The baking apples filled my house with the most amazing aroma. My husband could hardly wait for me to pull this out of the oven so he could top it with a giant scoop of ice cream. I also used a bit of Honey Bunches of Oats in the topping which gave it a yummy crunch! Creative, right? The original recipe called for oatmeal, but I like a little crispness to my crisps.

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp


  • 2-1/2 lbs of apples, peeled and chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 + 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey bunches of oats cereal
  • 1/2 cup butter, diced
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Mix together the apples, lemon juice, zest, 1/4 cup of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into your prepared dish.
  3. Combine the flour, brown sugar, 1/3 cup sugar, cereal, butter, and salt. Mix until resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on top of your apples and bake for 1 hour or until golden brown.
  4. Serve hot with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Apple Crisp recipe

Can you believe something so yummy came from a box of cereal?? My favorite way to eat this is to top it with a giant scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. The ice cream melts right into the apples blending the flavors and creating a dessert soup type of dish.

Apple Crisp recipe with crunchy topping

If you aren’t a fan of the honey roasted you can try almond or vanilla bunches version of the cereal. Next time I might try the vanilla. I love how great Post cereals are for creating unique and healthy autumn-inspired recipes.

Apple Crisp recipe with honey bunches of oats

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Comments (12)

  • Tia Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Yum! I Love Honey Bunches of Oats and wouldn’t have thought to use it in a crisp – brilliant!!

  • amy @ one artsy mama Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

    YUM! I’m a sucker for apple crisp, and I love Honey Bunches of Oats…betcha that’s delicious!

  • Lauren Allen Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

    This is such a great idea! I LOVE Honey Bunches of Oats!!

  • Aimee @like mother like daughter Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Jess, I think I am like you, I love apple crisp but its got to be loaded with lots of crispy crisp on top. It sounds delicious with honey bunches of oats on top. Yum!

  • Amy @ The Happy Scraps Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Apple Crisp is one of my favorites, and I bet that Honey Bunches of Oats makes it that much better! Yumm!

  • Summer Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I just adore Apple Crisp and yours looks really good – I am going to have to try out your recipe!

  • Leanne Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I love apple crisp! This looks delicious! Pinned!

  • marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Kinda brilliant I never thought to use regular cereal but that sounds so good

  • Debra Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Oh my gosh! How smart! I would never have thought to do this. YOU are brilliant.

  • Jonie Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Oh yum! This looks amazing! I love Apple Crisp, and the idea of using Honey Bunches of Oats on the top if genius! I bet it is super tasty! Pinning.

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    What a great idea – looks so yummy!!

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