Easy Maple Walnut Apple Crisp

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp is an easy apple crisp made with maple syrup, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, rolled oats, and honey crisp apples.  Each serving is very light and totally delicious!  A fall favorite, this apple crisp is going to be a delightful treat to serve this season.

What is an Apple Crisp?

Apple crisp is a dessert made with fresh chopped apples and baked with either a streusel or a crumble topping. It’s sometimes called an apple crumble as well.

Regardless, it is an amazingly simple dessert!  No frills and no complicated ingredients.  It’s very straightforward and quick enough to whip up and bake.

We’ve even made apple crisp in a pie with our Easy Apple Crisp Pie recipe and it is very popular.  So, be sure to check it out.

This maple walnut apple crisp is a dessert that hollers “fall” all over it.  With cinnamon and maple undertones, the sweet flavors make a delightful treat and one you can whip up quickly and easily.

A spoonful of ice cream with some apple crumble. by 2sistersrecipes.com


The apples are tender, while the walnut-oat crumble is crunchy and delicious tasting.

Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, this dessert is sublime.

Best of all, while it’s baking in the oven it makes the whole house smell amazing!

A white baking pan baked with Apple Crisp. by 2sistersrecipes.com


For this Maple Walnut Apple Crisp recipe, you will need…

  • Honey Crisp apples – 3 large ones

  • pure maple syrup

  • ground cinnamon

For the Walnut-Oats Topping:

  • rolled oats or old-fashioned oats

  • all-purpose flour (or GF flour)

  • light brown sugar

  • some walnuts

  • ground cinnamon

  • vanilla extract

  • cold unsalted butter

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp. by 2sistersrecipes.com

How to make our Maple Walnut Apple Crisp?

For this recipe, there are 2 easy steps, one bowl, and a few staple ingredients to make this dessert amazing! (*full recipe card below!)

Ingredients for  the dessert.  by 2sistersrecipes.com


Peel, core and chop up 3 large apples.  Measure 6 heaping cups.  Transfer into a large mixing bowl. Add cinnamon and maple syrup and toss to coat the apples.  Then, transfer the apple mixture to an 8×8 baking pan. 

STEP 2: 

Next, using the same mixing bowl, add the rest of the ingredients to make the walnut-oat crumble. Mix with a pastry cutter or with your fingers, whichever you prefer. Then sprinkle the crumble over the apples and bake.

Steps for apple crisp. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Everyone will go bonkers over this easy dessert.  It’s so good, it’s addicting.

This recipe will serve 6.  It’s the perfect little dessert that’s practically effortless.

Oh, and don’t forget to serve it with vanilla ice cream. (it’s the best!)

Try it – you’ll love this apple crisp as much as we do!



  • The walnut-oats crumble on top will stay “crunchy” only the day you bake it fresh.  After 24 hours, the crumble texture will soften.

  • Store on the counter, covered with clear wrap.  It will stay fresh for up to 3 days. (if it lasts that long!)

A white plate with apple crumble with scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. by 2sistersrecipes.com


Finally, a few more delicious recipes for apples…

Yield: 6 servings

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp

A white baking pan baked with Apple Crisp. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp is an easy apple crisp made with maple syrup, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, rolled oats, and honey crisp apples. Each serving is very light and totally delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 6 cups (472 grams) of cored, chopped apples (3 large Honey Crisp Apples)
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

For the Walnut-Oats Topping:

  • 1/2 cup (27 grams) rolled oats or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup (32 grams) all-purpose flour (or GF flour)
  • 1/3 cup (56.7 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (28 grams) finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter


  1. Preheat Oven to Bake at 375 degrees F (190.6 C).
  2. Peel, core, and chop the apples (6 cups) and toss them into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add ground cinnamon and maple syrup, and toss until the apple pieces are well coated with the maple syrup and cinnamon.
  4. Transfer to an 8 X 8 baking pan, or 1 + 1/2 -quart casserole dish.
  5. Using the same mixing bowl. Add rolled oats, flour, light brown sugar, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Cut the butter into pieces and use a pastry cutter or your hands to mix the mixture until it forms a crumble. Sprinkle the crumble over the apples evenly.
  6. Bake on the center rack, for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
  8. Serves 6

Nutrition Information:


6 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 9.7gCarbohydrates: 54.8gFiber: 6.7gSugar: 37.2gProtein: 3.4g

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Maple Walnut Apple Crisp. by 2sistersrecipes.com
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Servings: 6
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.7g12%
Saturated Fat 3.9g20%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 47mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 54.8g20%
Dietary Fiber 6.7g24%
Total Sugars 37.2g 
Protein 3.4g 
Vitamin D 4mcg20%
Calcium 26mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
Potassium 331mg7%

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  1. This sounds like my kind of fall crisp. My husband will go nutty with the walnuts. And with oats and apples added, it makes a great tea-time dessert.

    1. Thanks so much, Hasin! Welcome to our blog, its so nice to meet you! Looking forward to hearing from you again. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Sandra! It’s so nice to hear from you. This recipe is a definite winner, I hope you will make it soon. 🙂
      Have a great day.