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Chia Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe

A Reader Recipe: Chia Cranberry Apple Crisp

FitSugar reader For the Love of Fiber has a healthy recipe to satisfy sweet cravings. She shares it with us in our Healthy Recipe group in the Fit Community.

This dessert is really not all that guilt-inducing. Honest. It's loaded with fiber, thanks to just about every ingredient, and omega-3s, the essential fatty acids responsible for improving heart, brain, joint, skin, mental, bowel, and almost every other kind of health one could possibly imagine. And it tastes good. Total win-win.

Read on for the recipe!


2 1/2 pounds tart apples (6 large) — peeled, cored, and thinly sliced *
1 cup cranberries *
1/4 cup grade B maple syrup
1 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup rolled oats *
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour *
1/4 cup golden milled flaxseed *
1 tbsp. chia seed *
1/4 cup light packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup chopped pecans *

* = good source of fiber


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease glass baking dish (11" x 7") with butter or virgin coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, cranberries, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place evenly into baking dish.
  3. Using the same bowl, combine oats, flour, flax, chia seed, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Using a fork, mix in butter until it becomes crumbly. Stir in pecans, and sprinkle over apples.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender.
  5. Serve with a small dollop of organic vanilla ice cream (optional) and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
Calories: 351
Total Fat: 15 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 18 mg
Sodium: 6 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 55 g
Dietary Fiber: 10 g
Sugars: 31 g
Protein: 5 g

Visit For the Love of Fiber's blog for more of her recipes, and check out the Healthy Recipe group in our community for even more healthy ideas!

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