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Chai Spiced Apple Crisp

A herbal twist on the traditional apple crisp filled with beautiful aromas and hearty flavors

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author thewholemess

Ingredients

Filling

  • 7 cups chopped apples I used Honeycrisp
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 scant tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp cardamon
  • 1/8 tsp star anise
  • pinch black pepper

For the Oat Topping

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut flake
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 x 11-inch casserole dish 

  2. Make the filling: place the chopped apples in a large bowl and toss with the arrowroot powder until coated. Stir in the maple syrup, molasses, chia seeds, and spices. Pour the mixture into your prepared pan

  3. Make the topping: In the same bowl, stir together all of the topping ingredients until thoroughly combined. 

  4. Sprinkle oat topping mixture all over the apple filling in an even layer.

  5. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30-45 minutes, until the apples are fork tender. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes more, until the topping is golden brown.

  6. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or even dairy-free yogurt! Store in the fridge and don't be afraid to eat it cold the next morning for breakfast!