Oat & Almond Apple Crisp

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $1.23
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4Apples (Golden Delicious or Crispin, but use any variety you enjoy), core removed and sliced into wedges
1/4 cupMaple Syrup
1 tbspLemon Juice
1 tsp eachGround Cinnamon and Ground Ginger
1 cupAlmonds
1 1/2 cupsLarge Flake Oats
1/4 cupMaple Syrup
1 tbspGround Flax Seed


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add ¼ cup of maple syrup.
  3. Once it begins to bubble add the apples, lemon juice, and ground spices. Gently stir once and then let it cook for about 6 minutes.
  4. Combine ground flax with 3 tbsp of water, stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
  5. In a food processor add ¾ cup of almonds and pulse until very ground and slightly oily. Add the rest of the almonds and remaining ingredients. Pulse until well combined but still chunky.
  6. If the sauté pan is oven proof, crumble the oat and almond mixture over top and transfer to the oven. Otherwise, pour the apples into a small oven proof baking dish and top with crumble.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.


  • ​Being overweight increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Why? Carrying extra weight increases inflammation in the body. Excess body weight also raises levels of insulin and other hormones in the blood. Inflammation along with high amounts of these hormones may promote cancer growth. For a healthy body weight, enjoy a balanced diet with plenty of fibre from vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes, watch the portion sizes and be active for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • In one study, adding 3 servings of whole grains such as oats to the daily diet was associated with a 20% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.
  • Apples contain a type of fibre called pectin that is turned into short-chain fatty acids in the colon. These short-chain fatty acids protect healthy colon cells and may help prevent colorectal cancer.
  • In a 30-year Harvard study, people who ate nuts every day were less likely to die of colorectal cancer or heart disease than people who never ate nuts. Nut-eaters were also leaner than people who didn’t eat nuts.