Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp

Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp


So, this is winter:

Red, crispy, borderline inappropriate apples at their peak of sweetness combined with plump, bright blueberries baked into a jammy base under a light cookie-dough-meets-biscuit type topping with a golden top.

Apples, we love you, and we are so glad you’re here to brighten up our winter. We need apple-based crisps resting warm out of the oven on our counters. We need it scooped into bowls and swimming with a plop of melty non-dairy ice cream. We need it cold in our fridge asking us – no, demanding us – to eat the crisp for breakfast, too. WHICH WE WILL OBVIOUSLY DO BECAUSE WE OBEY.

My love for apple crisps right now is sky-high. Not that it’s obvious or anything.

Whey Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp

Fun fact about crisps, beyond the juicy, jammy, just-the-right-amount-of-golden-brown-and-crispy factors.

It’s a LAZY with a capital L-A-Z-Y DESSERT. Approximately zero percent hard. Here’s how I do it.


Fruit and sweetener and thickener in baking dish. Done.

Whey Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp


Crumbling / pressing / generally spreading our cookie-dough-like base over the top of the fruit.

Use a spatula or just your fingers here. No need to get fancy.

Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp


Bake and done!

Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp

Let cool, because HOT, and then add your fave non-dairy ice cream or yogurt or whipped topping. And please don’t skimp on this part, as it’s of outmost importance. 😉

Protein Apple & Blueberry CrispWe have made said crisp topping from a handful of pantry essentials, including two scoops of Swanson Vanilla Whey Protein Powder, which, as you know, I have been a fan of and have been known to make other treats with (it adds natural sweetness and protein to my baked goods…BIG FAN!).

This Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp crust is uncomplicated and elementary, but that’s exactly why Swanson Vanilla Whey Protein Powder shines.

It says: I see you making a very chill recipe, and I see that you want classic, sweet flavors without adding a ton of ingredients, and I’m going to elevate your game a bit by bringing a high-quality sweet smoothness with just two scoops of my sweet-powdered self.

It also says: YOU ARE WELCOME.

Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp

We have been obsessed with this vanilla whey protein powder, not only because it has 22 grams of protein and a complete amino acid profile per serving (HECK-TO-THE-YEAH!), but also because it has no hidden ingredients, no added sugars, no preservatives, no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.

It’s the real deal.

It is naturally gluten-free and easy on your stomach, which lets face it, its something hard to come by when it comes to a lot of protein powders in the market. Your modern-world strong self will be taken care of with a nice scoop of this vanilla powder goodness.

Whey protein is a fabulous addition to treats (like our amazing crisp, but also think: pancakes, waffles, muffins, smoothies, and granola bars)…and is easy to carry on-the-go for busy days or quick little getaways. Just add single (full) scoops to your trusted on-the-go containers or baggies, and you’re good to go for each time or day that you’ll need a pick-me-up.

Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp

Back to the star of the show: the crisp.

I don’t want to brag here, but I do want to recommend you to get a protein apple and blueberry crisp up in your life. It’s winter, for goodness sake, we got to bump it up a notch and live our best life.

There are tons of crisp recipes out there, and I’ve made MULTIPLE versions in my pursuit for the best. #someonesgottadoit And guess what, friends? I’ve done it. I’ve finally reached amazing.

Protein Apple & Blueberry CrispHere’s why I love this crisp recipe:

  • Easy, as mentioned.
  • Guten-free, and good for those staying away from all grains.
  • Extremely juicy and jammy when using fresh, sweet and plump fruit.
  • Less jammy, but still very, very good when you have no access to fresh and plump fruit. I’d suggest switching fruit up, to match what’s in season.
  • A crisp topping that is not cake-y nor dry. I find it to resemble a golden, rich and moist baked cookie that has a biscuit-type texture at the top for some magically contrasting crunch.
  • GOO
  • OOOD.
Whey Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp
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This Whey Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp is naturally sweetened, and has a crispy, grain-free topping! The perfect plant-based, gluten-free treat for breakfast or dessert!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 servings
For the Apple Blueberry Layer
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 4 large apples (peeled, cored and diced)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
For the Crisp
  • 2 scoops Swanson Vitamins Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • ¾ cup fine almond flour (or almond meal)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup ghee
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add fruit directly to a large cast-iron skillet or to a 9x13-inch dish. Top with lemon juice, maple syrup, arrowroot powder and toss to combine.
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add almond flour, shredded coconut, whey protein, pecans, coconut sugar, and salt. Stir to combine. Add in ghee and maple syrup and combine until the mixture takes a bit of a sticky consistency.
  3. Spread the crisp evenly over the fruit. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until fruit bubbles and top takes a golden color.
  4. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Serve as is, with a bit of dairy-free yogurt or dairy-free ice cream. Enjoy!


When you make this Protein Apple and Blueberry Crisp, plate it and finish it off with your delicious topping of choice, please snap a photo and share it with me on Facebook or Instagram.

I’d absolutely love to see your own juicy and sweet crisp creations!


Whey Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp

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