Ontario Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Here's a great recipe made from naturally sweet Ontario Eating Apples such as Empire, McIntosh, Golden Delicious Idared or others.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 to 40 minutes

Serves: 8


  1. You can add chopped pecans or walnuts to the recipe for added healthy fats and fibre.
  2. Do not eat raw batter as it may contain bacteria that could cause you to become sick.
  3. Put leftovers away within 2 hours or sooner if they are in a warm location. Reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 74°C (165°F). Discard uneaten leftovers after they have been reheated.


Ontario Apples 5 or 6 
Lemon juice 1Tbsp (15 mL)
Quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup (250 mL) 

Flour, preferably whole wheat

1/3 cup (75 mL)

Packed brown sugar, divided

1/2 cup (125 mL)

Cinnamon, divided

1 tsp (5 mL)


1/4 tsp (1 mL) 

Unsweetened apple juice

1/3 cup (75 mL)

Butter, melted or melted, soft, non-hydrogenated margarine

1/3 cup (75 mL) 


1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.

2. Gently rinse the apples and lemon under cool running water. Peel and thinly slice the apples; set aside. Cut the lemon in half; juice half and save the other half for another use.

3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

4. In a bowl, combine oats, flour, 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the brown sugar, half the cinnamon and the salt. Stir in half the apple juice and all the butter; set aside.

5. In a greased 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish, combine apples, lemon juice, remaining apple juice, remaining brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Sprinkle oatmeal mixture evenly over apples.

6. Bake in a 375°F (190°C) oven until apples are tender and topping is golden brown, around 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 238 kcal

Protein: 3 g

Fat: 8 g

Carbohydrate: 41 g

Fibre: 4 g

Sodium: 67 mg

Calcium: 30 mg

Iron: 1 mg

Last Update – April 2, 2024

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