Easy Apple Crisp with Peanut Butter Granola

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KIND Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

KIND Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

Many of you ask me to post up dessert recipes. Unfortunately, chocolate can’t be spiralized. Oh, how I wish it could be…. imagine a world where the spiralizer could magically create chocolate noodles?

Also, that would be probably be a not-so-good thing, because this blog would become InChocolized, as I have a pretty big chocolate problem.

Today, I take a stab at a time-tested favorite dessert (the apple crisp), using KIND‘s Peanut Butter granola as the crispy crust and spiralized apples.

KIND Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

I’m a big fan of peanut butter (or almond butter!) and apples. It’s a heart-healthy, high protein snack that satisfies your sweet tooth. Naturally, I figured an apple crisp with peanut butter flavor would be divine. Enter KIND’s Peanut Butter Granola. Oh, wow.

KIND Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

This crisp is nothing short of perfect. The apples roast and become luxuriously soft while their sugars release and create the beloved sweetness and crunchiness of an apple crisp.

KIND Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

Obviously, the KIND granola MAKES this dish. Whatever genius over at KIND decided to make a peanut butter granola should be promoted! I love the healthy crunch that KIND granola always offers (I’ve always been a fan!) In this granola, from their website:

Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters are a protein packed blend of peanuts and whole grains amaranth, quinoa, oats, millet and buckwheat. These delicious clusters provide 5g of protein per serving and are a tasty way to get 16g of whole grains.

KIND Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

The best part? Creating the layer of apples takes seconds, if you have a spiralizer! Simply load the apple on the spiralizer (using Blade C) and slices of apples are made in seconds. Place the apple slices in a bowl, toss with cinnamon, place in a cast-iron skillet, top with granola and drizzle with maple syrup, roast for 15-20 minutes and voila: an apple crisp that you don’t have to slave over in the kitchen.

KIND Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

To be honest, I almost didn’t have enough of this granola to make the crisp, because Lu was sneaking handfuls for weeks!

What’s your favorite dessert that you’d like to see somehow Inspiralized?

Note: While KIND provided these products complimentarily to review for this post, all opinions are my own.

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Yields 4

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 2 Granny Smith apples, Blade A
  • 1 Braeburn or Honeycrisp apple, Blade A
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of KIND's Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters granola*


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the apple slices in a bowl, drizzle with half of the maple syrup. Mix to combine and lay into the bottom of a small cast-iron skillet.
  3. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes and then remove, sprinkle over the granola to cover the apples and drizzle with remaining maple syrup.
  4. Bake the crisp for 10-15 minutes or until the apples soften completely. Remove from the oven and enjoy!



KIND Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

KIND Peanut Butter Apple Crisp

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marsha says:
The vanilla blueberry sound really good.
Julie says:
This looks fabulous. My 2 favorite things! Apples & peanut butter
I LOVE Kind granola! Great recipe!!
Thanks Maria, glad you like the recipe! I love KIND too :)
Kate says:
This recipe looks so yummy! And so simple I can't wait(: can you core the apple first or do you just put the whole apple on the spiralizer? (I apologies if this was in you Ebook but I can't remember)
No need to core the apple, just load it right on the spiralizer (remove any stems first!) Thanks - glad you like the recipe!
Katherine says:
Hey Ali - looks awesome - can't wait to make it this weekend! LOL, I was wondering the same thing as Kate - do you core the apple first?!
I would definitely go for the peanut butter variety. This recipe looks amazing! I'm home for a snow day today, so I might try my hand at spiraling some apples and/or pears!
Coral says:
Can't wait to try this. Love your site and everything I've made from it so far.
Thank you so much, Coral - that made my day!
Coral says:
Oh I would like to try this with Kind's cinnamon and oats cluster.
Tina says:
I want to run to the kitchen to make this right now! But I dont have any granola:( But I think I will make this for a brunch or Christmas breakfast
Tina says:
I Would dedinitely say the peanut butter!!yum
Rebecca says:
I LOVE KIND products!! And this apple crisp looks amazing and so easy...Will definitely be trying it :)
Andrea Good says:
Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds looks delish!!! They ALL look amaze! <3
Kristen says:
peanut butter for the win!
This recipe sounds fantastic as do the pictures! Anything with pb and apples is a total win in my book :)
David says:
oats and honey!
Jayne says:
Something with pineapple! Maybe a upside down pineapple cake. :-)
Jayne says:
Oh, I cannot resist the dark chocolate & cranberry clusters. Excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast? Sold!
Georgiana says:
Vanilla Blueberry Clusters as I love blueberries!
debbie jackson says:
I want to try the vanilla blueberry as blueberries are my fave.
Lynn I Poor says:
Maple walnut clusters with chia and quinoa looks scrumptious!!!
Ray says:
Blueberry Vanilla would be tasty! Thanks!
Briita says:
Blueberry vanilla!
Claire says:
bluberry vanilla
Renata says:
The vanilla blueberry sounds really yummy! Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!
AnneJoy says:
Do you think it would still turn out if I left out the maple syrup?
It would still turn out, it just wouldn't be as sweet!
Paula says:
I have never heard of KIND granola nor have I heard of "peanut butter granola" but sounds like a winning combo. I have to find this product.
Monique says:
Can I make this recipe ahead of time. I would like to make it the day before. Do you have any suggestions?
Rass says:
Is there any way I can make this ahead of time? I am having guests over for dinner and do not want to spend time spiralizing and making the recipe while my guests are here?
Melissa says:
Really good, fast, and easy. Hit the spot. I didn't have Kind granola, so I made some (http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/peanut-butter-granola/). Had the leftovers cold, with a splash of almonds milk, for breakfast.
Estelle says:
Can I make it the day before?

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