This Apple Peanut Butter Crisp is filled with the warm spices of apple pie and topped with a rich, irresistible peanut butter streusel! This simple recipe is easy to throw together for a last minute dessert!
*Text and recipe from 07/30/12. Images updated 11/03/17.
Fall is almost here and the weather is cooling! So, we turned the oven on and baked something that reminded us of fall.
Well, that and I had purchased a big bag of reduced price apples at the beginning of the week, and they needed to be used before they found themselves going bad.
Actually, this crisp reminds us of more than just fall. It brings back memories of college and grad school where my husband (then boyfriend) and I ate this a lot. As in breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don’t judge.
You see, there is only so much cafeteria food that your stomach can handle. Some of us less than others. The three staples that I relied on were oatmeal, peanut butter, and apples.
Among my roommates and I, you could usually find wheat flour, sugar/honey, and butter. And that’s how the apple peanut butter crisp was born.
This recipe went through many variations depending upon what was on hand. No butter? Throw in more peanut butter. No flour? Use all oats. You get the idea.
It provided our protein, vitamins, and complex carbs in one dish (oh, and you could make it in a toaster oven!) and that was more than could be said for a lot of the meals at the cafeteria!
I love peanut butter and apples and peanut butter with oats, so this combination seemed logical! Though no longer in school, this recipe has remained a staple that is eaten all year long!
For the Filling
For the Topping