Apple Crisp Fries (Healthy, Low Calorie)

All the flavor of a crisp coats deliciously baked apple crisp fries. Dunk the delicious morsels into a cream cheese flavored dip.

These were so good! Apple Crisp Fries Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dessert, fun for kids

I have to thank my husband for this recipe for Apple Crisp Fries.  On our weekend away in Asheville, NC we were eating breakfast at the Corner Kitchen.  We were talking about stopping at an Apple Festival on our way home and were brainstorming some ideas for apples.  I wanted to think of something different.  We talked about apple crumble but I did that last year.  Some how the idea of apple fries came up.  I got the idea to turn the topping of a crumble or crisp into the coating for apple and bake them like french fries.  My husband, of course, thinks they were his idea.  I’ll just let him think that.

I’m really lucky that I have an incredibly supportive husband.  I like to think he was one of the smartest decisions I ever made.  They always talk about love at first sight but for me it was love at first sound.  The first time I heard his voice I knew he was “the one”.  Thirteen years later, I still think he is “the one”.   My daughter happens to think Apple Crisp Fries are perfect match for her, too.  As desserts go, I think she picked a good one.  These are mostly fruit with a little bit of oatmeal and butter.  There is nothing overly decadent in them but the combination is magical.

They are also fun.  I whipped up a little cream cheese and cool whip dip to go with them.  It adds an extra little sweetness and what kid does not like dip.  For that matter, what adult doesn’t like a dip either.  These are the type of fries you can be happy to have your little munchkins eat.  When she saw me writing about this recipe, my daughter begged me to make them again.  They are that good!

These were so good! Apple Crisp Fries Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dessert, fun for kids

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These were so good! Apple Crisp Fries Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dessert, fun for kids

Apple Crisp Fries

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 134 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 4 apples peeled, cored
  • 1/3 cup quick cooking Oatmeal
  • 2 ½ tbsp walnuts
  • 1/3 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 2 ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup light butter melted

Dip:

  • 1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup lite cool whip

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place a wire rack onto a baking sheet.
  2. In a small food processor or spice grinder, pulse oatmeal and walnuts until they look like flour.
  3. Pour into a shallow bowl or plastic bag. Mix with flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  4. Pour melted butter into a shallow baking dish.
  5. Cut apples into ½ inch slices
  6. Dip apple into melted butter. Let excess drip off.
  7. Dredge into oatmeal mixture.
  8. Place on wire rack.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and vanilla. Fold in cool whip.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 6 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Crisp Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

 

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Comments

  1. YUM! These are such a good idea. The crumble part on top is always my favorite part of an apple dessert, so I love that this skips everything else and just gets to the apple and the crunchy layer
  2. yummy-sounding snack!
  3. These sound brilliant! I know the whole family would love them!
  4. I can't get over how fun this recipe is! I'll definitely be trying it sometime. I actually featured this post on my blog's Weekend Wrap-Up this week - I hope you'll stop by to check it out! Thanks for such a great recipe, and enjoy your weekend! http://www.floptimism.com/2013/10/weekend-wrap-up-self-love.html
  5. Do the apples get soft or are they hard I have a food aversion to hot hard apples ( like when an apple pies apples are not soft) I know I'm weird
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      When I made mine, I used two different types of apples. One that would stay crunchy but was less sweet like a Granny Smith or Honeycrisp (that is what I used). It did stay pretty firm. I also used some sweeter ones like a fuji that got soft when baked. So If you stick with a Honeycrisp or Granny Smith they should keep their firmness. I wasn't sure which I would like better. I'm still not sure I do. They were both good :)
  6. I love the looks of this one! And its pretty healthy too! I'll have to try it! Pinned!
  7. These sound fantastic. I love that it's a treat, but still pretty healthy. My little one would definitely love these- I think we'll be making them soon!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks Helen. That is really the way we try to eat now. Healthy 80-90% of the time then finding healthier ways to enjoy treats or the other 10% of the time.
  8. I think this sounds like a wonderful recipe, and I would like to make it for my family. However, my husband is allergic to nuts and I haven't given my toddlers nuts yet. Do you think this could be made without walnuts? Should I use more oatmeal?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Jessica, Yes, I think you can just omit the nuts. I don't think you'll need to add more oatmeal. Would love to hear how it turns out without the nuts.
  9. Does the calorie count per serving include the dip or just the crisped apple slices only?
  10. I was wondering how long the crisp apple fries would last? Would you need to store them in the frig?

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