Maple Syrup Apple Crisp

Recipe courtesy Cooking Matters by Share Our Strength. Adapted with support from the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan.

Swap cane sugar with pure maple syrup to create this fruit-and-oat-filled treat.

Apple Crisp

Number of Servings: 10 servings

Calories per Serving: 267


  • 5 medium apples
  • ½ cup dark maple syrup
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour (divided)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • ½ stick (2 ounces) cold unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups quick oats
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (Optional)


Apple Crisp

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Rinse and cut apples in half, lengthwise. Remove any stems. Cut out center core of apple that contains the seeds. Peel if desired.
  3. Place apples cut side down. Use a sharp knife to cut apples into 1/8-inch slices.
  4. In a large bowl, combine sliced apples, 3 Tablespoons maple syrup, 1 Tablespoon of flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg, if using. Mix well.
  5. Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Pour apple mixture into baking dish. Spread evenly.
  7. Dice butter into smaller cubes, using a sharp knife. In a medium bowl, combine remaining maple syrup and flour, oats, and butter. Mix with hands until crumbly.
  8. Spread oat and flour mixture over apple mixture. Bake uncovered on middle rack of oven for 40 minutes or until top is lightly browned or bubbles.


Photo credit: Cooking Matters