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You know I love serving healthy versions of decadent dishes for breakfast: like strawberry cobbler, peach crisp and now this healthy pineapple crisp!

What makes this pineapple crisp healthy?

  • We use whole oats instead of plain white flour.
  • Only a scant half cup of sugar for the whole pan.
  • Fresh pineapple (instead of canned) has no added sugar.
  • Eggs for added protein!

How to make this healthy pineapple crisp

  1. Just slice a whole pineapple. (Not sure how? Get instructions.)

2. Mix together your oats, sugar, eggs, etc.

3. Layer in a 8 x 8-inch pan (or similar: mine is part of a Pyrex set with lids) and bake!

Store in the refrigerator for up to three days … but it’ll never last that long!


Healthy Pineapple Crisp Kids Love

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  • Author: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of foodlets.com



  • 1 whole pineapple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups whole oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (Or any juice. Even water will work in a pinch.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Prep. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8×8-inch dish (or pie pan).
  2. Combine the oat mixture. Use a mixing bowl to combine oats, brown sugar, orange juice, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and eggs. Mix until all the oats are completely covered in the sugary topping.
  3. Put the crisp together. Line the bottom of the pan with your sliced pineapples. Completely cover with the oat mixture, then drizzle melted butter on top.
  4. Bake. Place your pan on top of a baking sheet to contain any bubbly drips and pop into a hot oven. Bake for about 1 hour, checking the pan after about 50 minutes to see if the oats are crisp and the fruit juicy.
  5. Serve. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving, or store covered in the fridge and serve cold the next morning. (And consider drizzling a little milk, cream or half-n-half on top.) 

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What’s the difference between a crisp and a cobbler?

Whether you’re making a healthy pineapple crisp or a soft peach cobbler, it’s a texture thing according to the writers at Masterclass:

Cobblers are denser due to the biscuit dough topping and base, while crisps use oats and a streusel topping, making them lighter.

Our favorite cobbler can be made with ANY fruit, from blueberries to strawberries and they can be fresh or frozen.

More make-ahead breakfasts kids love

If you like the look of this healthy pineapple crisp, you’ll love these ideas too:

  • Peanut Butter & Jam Pancake Bake
  • Strawberry Overnight Oats
  • Easy Banana Bread
  • Mango Chia Seed Pudding with Fresh Berries

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