I’ve been meaning to share this recipe since I don’t know when. It was just a matter of baking an apple crisp and snapping a few pictures. When my mom came to visit last weekend and offered to bake an apple crisp for us, I knew it was time!
And thank goodness she did…this mama’s hungry! Alex is in the middle of a growth spurt and has been nursing all.the.time! The little man went from 7lb 12oz at his two-week check-up to 10lb 7oz at his one month appointment! I’m pretty sure about half of that went straight to his cheeks.
This apple crisp is perfect to enjoy for Thanksgiving dessert, but these days I’ve been enjoying it as second breakfast with a cup of coffee, provided I can reach it! There are so many apples in here that one piece of apple crisp is practically one serving of fruit. Plus, the oatmeal in the crust helps increases milk supply. Ergo, apple crisp = health food ;)
Not only has this apple crisp fueled this most recent growth spurt, but my mom also brought a pan of it when they came for Alex’s birth. So if you are what you eat, then Alex is the apple of my eye.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter
- 2 cups quick oatmeal
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 12 cups of sliced pared apples (McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Honeycrisp, etc.)
- 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes
- Preheat oven to 400*.
- Grease a 9×13 pan generously.
- Mix together melted butter, oatmeal, flour, and brown sugar.
- Pat ½ of the mixture down on the greased pan.
- Stir together the sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
- Mix well with the apples, trying not to snack on too many of them ;)
- Pour the apples into the crust.
- Crumble remaining flour and oatmeal mixture over the apples and pat down gently.
- Lightly cover the apple crisp with foil to prevent excessive browning. Place the pan on a cookie sheet while baking to catch any drips.
- Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until the apples start to bubble and the oatmeal crumble starts to turn golden brown.