Who doesn’t love bubbling hot baked apples topped with a sweet and crunchy crumble? This delicious little paleo dessert couldn’t be much easier to make…
Just about everybody loves apple crisp I bet – personally though, I’ve had to avoid it since becoming paleo. Most traditional recipes are loaded with refined sugars, wheat flour, oats – lots of stuff that’s not so good for you.
Well, this simple little apple crisp recipe is all paleo, my friends. And it’s a great balance of cinnamon spiciness and sweetness, but still lets the taste of your fresh apples shine through.
You might be wondering what possessed me to make an apple crisp now – in June of all months! Well, I just got back from Washington state after spending time with my best and oldest friends and my awesome family. And needless to say, it was cool and rainy almost every day I was there. That’s the Northwest for you. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it! But when you live in Arizona you really appreciate a change from the sun and burning heat, especially this time of year.
So when I got home to Phoenix I was in the mood for fall. I tried to hold on to the cool weather vibe as long as I could. I went into the kitchen and about an hour later out popped apple crisp! And because I’m an ice cream freak, a cool, creamy non-dairy paleo “ice cream” naturally had to be part of the deal. Who needs whipped cream anyway?
This dessert is comfort food at its best. Apple anything has always been a favorite in our house. My hubby and I had this fruit crisp warm out of the oven and it took me back home to a cool, crisp fall day for a few minutes.
Enjoy this recipe as a super-easy fall, summer, or anytime dessert. Hope you enjoy!
P.S. The perfect paleo and gluten-free “ice cream” for this dessert is easy to make – you’ll find it in my recipe for Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches!
Paleo Apple Crisp Recipe
- 4 cups of apples peeled, cored and sliced thin
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
- 2 tsp of lemon juice
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp of coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 3-4 tbsp chopped nuts
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven 375º F
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, coconut milk, maple syrup, coconut sugar, cinnamon and allspice
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the Crumble Topping – mix with your hands until mixture is crumbly. If it’s too dry, add a little more coconut oil
- Grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish or pie pan
- Pour the apple mixture into the pan
- Evenly sprinkle the Crumble Topping over the apples
- Bake about 20-25 minutes, or until apples are tender
- Serve warm and enjoy!