Just like work would be nothing without play, life would be nothing without dessert. A hot, steaming pan filled to the brim with the sweet, crispy and bubbly deliciousness of paleo apple crisp is the perfect recipe for combating the cold autumn breeze. You can easily include some pure vanilla extract to add another lovely layer of flavor to your crisp. Topping with coconut flakes, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of honey once your crisp is out of the oven are also options that you can take into consideration.
Paleo Apple Crisp
Total Time to Make: 70 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
- 5 medium-large apples
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (or 1 ½ cups almond meal)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- Dash of sea salt
- 1 medium sized lemon
- ¼ cup raw honey
- ½ cup melted coconut oil or melted butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Coconut flakes
- Chopped nuts
- Peel, slice and core all of the apples. Cut each apple slice in half so that you end up with small chunks.
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- As you cut and prepare your apples, place the apple chunks into 8×8 baking dish.
- Cut the lemon and squeeze its juice on top of the apples in the dish. (This is so that the apples don’t turn brown while you prepare the rest of the recipe).
- In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients: almond flour (or almond meal), cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt. Mix well to combine.
- In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients: honey and coconut oil or butter. If using vanilla extract, also incorporate it into the mixture at this point.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. The mixture should be slightly moist so that the crumble bakes to a nice crispiness in the oven.
- Spread the crumble topping mixture on top of the apples in the baking dish.
- Bake for 50 minutes in the oven.
- It is ready when the crumble is brown and crispy and the apples are soft and their juices are bubbling.
- Once the crisp is out of the oven, you can add coconut flakes, chopped nuts or an extra drizzle of honey as toppings.
You can use any variety of apples for this recipe. Just as easily, you can pair the apples (or substitute them entirely) with other fruits like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, mangoes, pears or peaches. Each time you bake your paleo apple crisp, you can use different fruits and experiment with various combinations. Who knows? Maybe you´ll find that the triple force combination of a peach-raspberry-blackberry crisp is exactly the motivation you need on a Sunday evening, as you snuggle warm between the comfort of an ending week and the possibilities of the coming week. File this recipe under the “creative and imaginative” tab in your organizer – this is definitely one that you can play around with and make your own.