After our great apple picking adventure I have some apples to cook with. Anyway the recipe I have calls for baking soda and baking powder. Are they essential do you think? I don't have them and want to make the crisp tonight. Do you have another favorite recipe without those? I am not terribly committed other than this one has good reviews.

UPDATE:

Husband ended up having to stop at Target so grabbed some for me. Apple crisp is in the oven. Thanks for the help everyone!