Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

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We love a warm and gooey apple crisp on a crisp fall evening.  The comforting flavors of apples and cinnamon are so familiar, but sill incredibly delicious. The best part about this apple crisp recipe? It’s made in your slow cooker! Slow Cooker recipes are our favorite because they make dinners so easy. Assemble this easy dessert early in the day and have an amazing dessert by dinner time!

The aromas from this Slow Cooker Apple Crisp will fill your home and make your whole family anxious for this skinny dessert!

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Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Warm-up with this gooey and incredibly delicious apple crisp made to perfection in the slow cooker.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 218kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 6 cups apples diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar optional sucanat
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour or white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter optional 3 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Spread the apples in your bottom of your slow cooker. Add the lemon juice and stir to coat. Next, add 1/4 cup sucanat and 1 tsp cinnamon and stir to coat the apples.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, oats, remaining sucanat, remaining spices, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle this crumb mixture over the apples until completely covered.
  • Set your slow cooker to low and allow the apple crisp to cook for 4 hours.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.2g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 5.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 198mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 28.6g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11

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26 Comments on "Slow Cooker Apple Crisp"

  1. Stacey  October 11, 2013

    I have all the ingredients except the coconut palm sugar, optional sucanat. What can be used instead?

    • Skinny Ms.  October 11, 2013

      Stacey, I prefer using an unrefined sweetener. In a pinch, use honey or maple syrup. Also, Turbinado sugar will work.

      • Stacey  October 11, 2013

        Thank you!

  2. Carol  October 11, 2013

    The apple crisp looks delicious….but, who could eat only 1/2 cup? The picture must show 2 or 3 servings….sad!

    • Skinny Ms.  October 12, 2013

      Carol, The photo shows what the dish looks like, not a serving size. We recommend 1/2 cup serving size for most desserts…portion control.

  3. Anita  October 11, 2013

    I assume that's 3/4 CUP whole wheat flour? I hope so because it's in my slow cooker right now!

  4. Skinny Ms.  October 14, 2013

    Dawn, It’s a misprint…should read 198 mg sodium.

  5. Janet  October 23, 2013

    I can't eat sugar. Would Spenda for baking work?

    • Skinny Ms.  October 24, 2013

      Janet, Hmmmmmm….not sure since we don’t use splenda. What about stevia?

  6. Toni Evers  October 25, 2013

    What are sucant and Turbinado sugar and where can I get them?

    • Skinny Ms.  October 27, 2013

      Toni, Turbinado is next to the white sugar in the grocery store. You may have to go to a speciality store, like Whole Foods or Trader Joes to purchase sucanat.

    • asimplegoddess  April 9, 2015

      Sugar in the Raw is a version of turbinado, isn't it? I've used it in the past when recipes call for that. I'll just use that, I'm mentally adverse to the word "coconut". 🙂

      • SkinnyMs  April 9, 2015

        asimplegoddess, Sugar in the raw and turbinado sugar are the same thing:).

  7. Maricris  October 26, 2013

    Can I use Instant oats?

    • Skinny Ms.  October 27, 2013

      Maricris, Not with this recipe…doesn’t work with the slow cooker.

  8. Maricris  October 28, 2013

    My husband got rolled hot cereal by red mill. Is that ok?

  9. Rhea  October 8, 2014

    What size slow cooker? I 3 different sizes

    • SkinnyMs  October 9, 2014

      Rhea, A 4 qt size slow cooker will be sufficient.

  10. kara  January 14, 2015

    can i use steel cut oats?

    • SkinnyMs  January 15, 2015

      Kara, Steel cut oats will not work a well, no.

  11. Mike  September 24, 2017

    Does that mean we can replace the olive oil with the coconut oil or in addition?
    Thank you

    • Gale Compton  September 26, 2017

      Mike, You can use olive oil in place of, not in addition too.

  12. Bonnie  October 3, 2017

    Do you use the palm sugar & sucanat?

    • Jennifer Hanford  October 4, 2017

      Hi, Bonnie. you would use one or the other.


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