Apple Thyme Crisp with Empower Bar Crumble

Healthy Apple Crisp with Empower Bar Crumble

When Jenna (who just so happens to head of Gratisfied's head of production and the most amazing Empower Bar baker) filled me in on a recipe she created using crumbled Empower Bar on top of an apple crisp, I knew we needed to share it with you!

This is why I love these bars so much - they are so versatile. From being enough on their own in bar form to their delicious ability to dress up a dessert, you can't go wrong. Not to mention they bring with them the beauty of blood sugar balance! I can attest to the fact that this crisp is tasty enough for a sweet treat, and nutritious enough for breakfast (mixed with some coconut yogurt!).

We had so much fun in the kitchen baking, creating and photographing, we will be bringing more fun recipes your way! If you have any ideas or requests, we would love to hear them. Happy baking!


Apple Thyme Empower Bar Crumble

Recipe by Jenna Foti

For the Crumble:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, soft

  • ¼ cup coconut sugar, brown sugar, or granulated sugar of choice

  • 8 oz Empower Bars (roughly 3 bars, crumbled)

  • ½ cup roasted unsalted pepitas (i.e. pumpkin seeds)

For the Apple Filling:

  • 2 honey crisp/pink lady apples (cored and rustic cut)

  • 2 granny smith (cored and rustic cut)

  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, brown sugar, or granulated sugar of choice

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

  • 1.5 tsp thyme leaves

  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees

  • Cream together 3 tablespoons coconut oil and ¼ cup coconut or brown sugar

  • Mix in the crumbled Empower Bar and roasted pepitas

  • Chill until needed

  • Toss apples, fresh thyme, 1 tablespoon coconut or brown sugar, cinnamon and melted coconut oil

  • Place apple filling in baking dish and top with crumble, make sure apples are completely covered

  • Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes (30 minutes if al dente apples are desired)

  • Remove foil and bake additional 15 minutes until deep golden brown - Enjoy!

Sara McGlothlin