This healthy apple pear crisp is the best fall dessert that everyone will love. It’s filled with cinnamon, oats, pecans, and fresh fall fruit.
When it comes to dessert, I go one of two ways. It’s either allllll the chocolate, or a combination of warm fruit and crust/crisp plus cold vanilla ice cream. Every time I eat fruit crisp warm from the oven, it trumps chocolate in that moment.
This apple pear crisp tastes decadent, but it’s healthy enough you could eat it for breakfast! There is no refined sugar and it’s minimally sweetened with maple syrup. Also, the fruit and oats add fiber, and pecans and almond flour add healthy monounsaturated fats.
How to make healthy apple pear crisp
I combined two of my favorite fall fruits, apples and pears, in this dessert. I left the skin on because I don’t mind it, and that’s where most of the fiber lives, but feel free to peel your fruit if you’d like!
Slice apples and pears very thin.
Mix fruit with cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Mix dry ingredients for the crisp topping.
Add the wet ingredients and combine.
Pour fruit into a baking dish, and top with crisp in an even layer.
Bake and then enjoy with your favorite vanilla ice cream!
Why you’ll love this healthy apple pear crisp recipe
It’s super easy to make. Apple crisp is much simpler to make from scratch than apple pie, but still has similar flavor and is just as delicious. This recipe doesn’t require peeling the fruit, which makes it even simpler!
It tastes (and smells) like holidays at home with family. This crisp is filled with cinnamon, ginger, apples, and pears, which warms your home with the sweetest aroma as it bakes. It’s the perfect dessert to serve at Thanksgiving.
Filled with nourishing ingredients. This dessert is low in added sugar and fat, so you won’t feel weighed down after eating it. It really is healthy enough to have for breakfast! (Highly recommended).