Learn how to make this easy oatmeal apple crisp recipe by following these simple steps to make a delicious dessert. If you have an abundance of apples, this recipe for oatmeal apple crisp is for you. The ingredients are pantry staples, and the result is a cozy comfort food dish that can’t be beaten. The aroma of this apple, butter, brown sugar, oatmeal, and cinnamon combination will have your mouth watering as it bakes. Ready to learn how to make this easy oatmeal apple crisp? Let’s begin!
***Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you.*** Already know what you’d like to get from Amazon? Here’s a handy way to get to the website, linked to one of my favorite square baking pans, perfect for this recipe. Just click on the link, then browse around and do your shopping.
The Easy Oatmeal Apple Crisp Recipe Backstory
One of my favorite fall memories is eating warm, easy apple crisp at the house of a dear family who let our boys go trick-or-treating on their quiet street. Our house is in the country, and trick-or-treating just doesn’t happen in our rural neighborhood. We had a neighbor girl across the street who would come over and exchange treat bags with our boys. Then both of our families would load up our vehicles and head into an actual neighborhood for the rest of the evening.
I’ve always been extremely grateful to our family friends for opening up their home to our family on Halloween, and for sharing their street with us. Their street was not too busy, so we never had to deal with crowds. Most of the families knew each other, and they were always generous with the treats. We should have gone around handing out treats to them to thank them for allowing us to borrow their neighborhood for the evening!
Afterward, we gathered at our friends’ home to indulge in easy apple crisp. The warm deliciousness paired with ice cream is a memory I will treasure. Now their boys are grown, and so are ours. I still make the easy apple crisp recipe, which my friend generously shared with me. Maybe it will become a favorite fall memory of yours as well.
Equipment for the Easy Oatmeal Apple Crisp Recipe
The equipment needed to make this easy oatmeal apple crisp recipe is very simple. That means cleanup will be a snap. All you need is a mixing bowl, measuring cup, measuring spoon, and a square baking pan.
Ingredients for the Easy Oatmeal Apple Crisp Recipe
4 cups apples (about 5 medium-sized apples)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine (I always use butter)
2/3 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Instructions for the Easy Oatmeal Apple Crisp Recipe
Peel, core and slice apples. In an 8-inch square baking dish, mix the apples with the flour and sugar.
In a medium-sized microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the butter or margarine in the microwave. Time will vary, depending on your microwave, but I usually set mine for 45 seconds.
After the butter is melted, add the brown sugar, flour, oatmeal and cinnamon to the bowl and mix.
When the topping mixture is combined, distribute evenly over the top of the apples in the baking dish.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for 1 hour. This recipe makes 4 servings, and may be doubled for a cake-size (9 by 13 inch) baking dish. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Delicious!
Easy Oatmeal Apple Crisp
- Square baking pan
- mixing bowl
- 4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- ½ cup melted butter or margarine Butter is best!
- ⅔ cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Peel, core and slice apples.
- In an 8-inch square baking dish, mix the apples with the flour and sugar.
- In a medium-sized microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the butter or margarine in the microwave for 45 seconds. (Time will vary, depending on your microwave.)
- After the butter is melted, add the brown sugar, flour, oatmeal and cinnamon to the bowl and mix.
- When the topping mixture is combined, distribute evenly over the top of the apples in the baking dish.
- Bake in a 300 degree oven for 1 hour.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
One of the best things about making this easy apple crisp is the way it fills the house with a tantalizing aroma for an entire hour while it is baking. The unmistakable scent of fall fills the air. I like to assemble the ingredients as I make dinner, then bake it while we eat. Anticipation sets in and takes hold as everyone eagerly awaits this appetizing dessert.
Common Oatmeal Apple Crisp Questions
Can you substitute quick oats for old-fashioned oats in apple crisp? You can easily use quick oats and old-fashioned oats interchangeably in this recipe. The only oats to avoid are steel-cut oats.
Do you need to cover apple crisp when baking? There is no need to cover this easy oatmeal apple crisp while baking. It’s easier to see the crispy top baking when the crisp is uncovered.
Is apple crisp served warm or cold? We like to eat our oatmeal apple crisp warm, served with vanilla ice cream. You could eat it cold, and that might be refreshing if you make this oatmeal apple crisp recipe when it’s hot outside.
How do you store apple crisp after baking? After the apple crisp is baked and cooled (if you choose not to serve it warm), you can cover it with plastic wrap or a lid. Store the oatmeal apple crisp in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Can you freeze apple crisp after it’s baked? If you want to freeze the oatmeal apple crisp, you can let it cool completely, then wrap it in plastic wrap or foil. Store it in the freezer for up to three months. When you are ready to eat it, warm it up in the oven at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
What are the Best Apples for Apple Crisp?
If you are using apples from the store for your oatmeal apple crisp, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Gala, or Honeycrisp apples are great varieties to use. Since we have an orchard filled with heirloom apples, we use whichever varieties we have the most of. Some of the ones we use the most are Melrose and Hudson’s Golden Gem. It’s fun to use a combination of different apples to see which ones you like best.
Other Favorite Fruit Recipes
Do you have any favorite desserts or other recipes? What comes to mind when you think of delicious dessert dishes? I’m always intrigued to read the stories behind the recipes as well. What makes them so special? I’d love to read your recipe stories. If you have an abundance of apples, you might also like to make easy homemade applesauce. For a delicious beverage option, you could serve the apple crisp with hot mulled cider (wassail).
Enjoy making fruit desserts? You might like to try my recipes for blueberry rhubarb crisp, easy blueberry cobbler, or simple blueberry hand pies. If you are a fan of home canning, check out the recipes for blueberry syrup, raspberry syrup, and blackberry syrup. I also have recipes for canned blueberry lime jam, raspberry blueberry jam, and a super simple recipe for rhubarb jam. You can tell from these recipe ideas what kinds of fruit grow well where I live!
Is Easy Oatmeal Apple Crisp Beckoning You?
I’m going to make it for dessert sometime soon. The sweet deliciousness is calling my name. Has this recipe made you want to rush to your nearest apple orchard? If you decide to try it, I’d love to know what you like to serve it with. Did you take it to a gathering and receive rave reviews?
If you like what you’ve read today, please consider subscribing and becoming part of the Fluxing Well community. You will receive fresh ideas every week, plus access to a library of free printable resources, including a free cookbook filled with the best easy recipes from the Fluxing Well website.
If you would like even more recipe ideas, consider following my Easy Recipes board on Pinterest. Have a fabulous day, and I hope you get to enjoy making this easy oatmeal apple crisp recipe.
28 thoughts on “Easy Oatmeal Apple Crisp Recipe: Simple, Warm Comfort Food”
Your recipe is mouthwatering! I started craving the minute I read the title:)) Butter is best- agreed:) I read somewhere that there is only a molecule difference between margarine and plastic, and I avoid it since:))
Oh, very interesting. I hope you get to try this buttery oatmeal apple crisp recipe!
This is such a delightful recipe and a great way to use all of those fall apples.
Yes, we are always on the lookout for delicious apple ideas!
My wife likes Oatmeal Apple Crisps so I will have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing.
You are most welcome. I hope your wife likes it.
Apple crisp is our FAVORITE dessert. Will have to try!
Oh, nice! I hope your crew likes it as much as my family does.
Wow, this is tempting! Just reading and watching the photos is enough to stir my appetite:)
I need to try it! Thanks for sharing this!
I hope you get the chance to make it. I love the aroma it creates when it’s baking. Thanks for commenting!
This post is being printed as I write this comment! Wow. I’m making it today! I’ll let you know how it turns out. This is the perfect recipe for the fall and my family is going to be thrilled (I’m not normally a dessert person). Thanks again for sharing your wonderful talent!
I’m excited to learn how it turned out! I hope your family likes it. We had some last night and just can’t get enough. Thanks for your kind words.
This looks delicious! Pinned to maybe make this weekend, or some day very soon!
Oh I hope you get to make this soon! Just thinking of the fragrance makes my mouth water. Thanks for your comment, and happy apple crisp making!
Omg this looks and sounds delicious. Im gonna have to try to make it. The recipe seems pretty simple. Thanks for sharing.
It is a simple recipe. The most time-consuming part is peeling the apples. It’s so worth the time, though. I hope you get to try it. Thanks for your positive comment!
This looks incredible!! I think I’ll add it to the list of things I’m making for my family’s Thanksgiving menu 😊
Oh, awesome! I’m really glad you liked it. We’re having some more of it tonight. Thanks for commenting, and have fun trying it out!
This looks delicious and something I can make for the whole family! Thanks for sharing your recipe (:
Erika Marie | https://imerikamarie.com
Yes, it is delicious. I hope your family enjoys it. I can never seem to get my fill. Thanks for your comment, and enjoy the apple crisp!
Yummyyy and tempting recipe yet easy!! I will try it for sure. Thank you so much for sharing it. Pinning for future reference.
If it weren’t easy, I would not make it so often. We are having it again tonight, as we have a house guest. I can’t wait for him to try it. Thanks so much for your comment!
Sounds amazing and looks so easy to make. Love your idea of baking the dish during dinnertime! The scent would be intoxicatingly good. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
I hope you get to try this. I’m so glad it’s one of my “go-to” recipes, especially when I have so many apples to use. I appreciate your comment!
Omg I LOVE Apple crisp! My fav this time of year! I need to make this for thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing!
I hope you do get to make it for Thanksgiving. We are having it again tonight. I never get tired of it, and it disappears so quickly! Thanks for your enthusiasm!
I’m so picky. I would totally eat this by picking all the apple out! I do the same with apple pie!
I am not a fan of apple pie either, and I didn’t think I would like this. The crisp on top is the best part, I’ll admit. Thanks for taking the time to comment!