Cranberry Apple Crisp with an Almond Crumble

By November 21, 2016Recipes, Sweet Treats

Looking for a festive dessert that you can show off to friends and family that won’t wreak havoc on your waistline? Look no further! This cranberry apple crisp is mostly fruit with just a little bit of sweetness and almond crumble on top. Just the way I like it! It’s super easy to assemble and will have your house smelling like the holidays. Get the recipe below!

It’s FINALLY starting to feel like fall around here. The temps are dropping, which means two things: I can bust out the furry slippers and I suddenly get in the mood to bake all day. Maybe it’s the fact that Thanksgiving is this coming week, or that the stores seemingly have skipped right over this beloved holiday and moved on to Christmas. Either way, I’ll take it!

Healthy Cranberry Apple Crisp with an Almond Crumble | FitLiving EatsThis month’s Recipe Redux theme is Trimming the Table. The holiday making season is upon us. Time to pull out all the stops! Show us the healthy holiday dessert you will be sharing with family and friends this season.  

Since I already shared my insanely delicious pumpkin pie bites with you guys, I thought I bust out the apples and cranberries, a fruit duo that screams holiday!

Healthy Cranberry Apple Crisp with an Almond Crumble | FitLiving EatsThis was perfect timing because I had an apple cranberry crisp on the menu for my December cooking class that I needed to test out, and figured, why not share it here, too? I wish I could share all of the recipes we make in cooking class because they are all so good!

One of my favorite holiday desserts is apple pie, but I’m not really a baker, so a crumble is much more up my alley. It also allows for a lot more fruit with just a little bit of “crust” – just the way I like it!

Healthy Cranberry Apple Crisp with an Almond Crumble | FitLiving EatsThe sweetness from the apples and the tartness from the cranberries are the perfect complement to each other in this dessert. The hint of orange gives this dish an unexpected twist and in my opinion, cranberry and orange go together like peanut butter and jelly, so you really can’t go wrong.

This apple cranberry crisp would be delicious served with some coconut whipped cream, vanilla ice cream (hey, who am I to judge?), and is even fantastic all on its own!  Healthy Cranberry Apple Crisp with an Almond Crumble | FitLiving Eats

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Cranberry Apple Crisp with an Almond Crumble {vegan/gluten free}

15 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 4 gala apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice (about 1/2 orange)
  • 1 Tablespoon arrowroot starch (could sub cornstarch)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Almond crumble:
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (or flour)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest (1 orange)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped apples, cranberries, maple syrup, orange juice, arrowroot starch, vanilla extract and cinnamon; stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, add the oats, almond meal, coconut sugar, sliced almonds, coconut oil, orange zest, cinnamon and salt. Mash with a fork, or break the coconut oil up with your fingers until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  4. Pour the apple cranberry mixture into a square baking dish and sprinkle the crumble mixture on top. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

What are you looking forward to most about the holiday season? Share with me in the comments below!

Get the recipe for this delicious and healthy Cranberry Apple Crisp with a gluten-free Almond Crumble! | FitLiving EatsDon’t forget to pin this recipe for later 🙂

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