I am excited to join “Taste of the Season” hosted by the talented Kristin from Ella Claire. This will be a series over the holiday season, a group of bloggers sharing recipes and today is apples! No cake for me on my birthday. Give me Apple Crisp all day everyday!
The first year I stared to eat strict Paleo diet my sister (who everyone needs a sister like her) made me a special Paleo Apple Crisp and brought it to my work, all hot and yummy. She had never made anything Paleo and had to go to the store to find things like almond flour and coconut flour. It was so thoughtful because even on my birthday I got to enjoy a yummy dessert without feeling sick or bloated after. I just started to tear up thinking about it. Honestly there is nothing better than making someone feel special and loved. What a better way to do that then with Apple Crisp? No other way in my book.
We went apple picking last weekend while my parents were in town. Hands-down one of the top things to do in Connecticut. I shared our apple picking trip last year on THIS post. Fun to see this year verses last year, Finn has changed a lot. I digress.
If you know me and have followed my blog I am a BIG supporter of the Paleo diet. It is actually an easy way to eat and makes me feel my best. I love finding or coming up with good sweet treats that are good for you too and make living this lifestyle easy to obtain. You can read my top post this year all about Paleo HERE.
I have to admit I tried this recipe
three four times to make sure and get it right. I have tested a lot of Paleo Apple Crisp Recipes thanks to Pinterest and this past weekend I came up with my own version. The first version I made it in my cute pie dish, I thought it was great, but a little dry (nothing coconut ice-cream can’t cure).
For me Paleo Apple Crisp requires- chopped nuts and any kind of apple, really you can’t go wrong. Oh and the best way to serve your Paleo Apple Crisp? Scoop it into little mason jars. Great portion control and the ice-cream melts perfectly in a small jar.
Personally like to leave the skin on my apples. My husband advised me that he does not like the skin and asked why it was still on in a dessert? Well the skin holds a lot of the vitamins and I like the texture oh and I ain’t got time for peeling apples! If you are not a fan of the skin and have a million free minutes to peel the apples, or your husband is “picky” then by all means, peel away!
Also I don’t like a lot of added sugar, I keep with natural sugars and try to limit them. That way you can eat it for breakfast and not feel one bit of guilt! Guilt-Free Apple Crisp.
Here is my recipe…
Paleo Apple Crisp
- 4 Apples (peeled:) cored and diced into bite size pieces)
- 1/2 cup Coconut Milk (from a can)
- 2 tbs Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
- 1/2 cup Chopped Nuts
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (melted)
- 1 tbs Pure Maple Syrup
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- In the pan you are cooking your Paleo Apple Crisp in- combine the apples, coconut milk, maple syrup and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl combine the ingredients for the crumble topping. I mixed mine with my hands. If it is too dry add a little more coconut oil.
- Evenly sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples.
- Bake covered for 10 minutes and another 10-15 minutes uncovered, until apples are soft.
- Serve warm topped with coconut ice-cream or Paleo ice-cream that I shared on THIS blog post! Enjoy.
Find my back and white check napkins HERE they come out to about $1.25 each!
Make sure to check out all the other bloggers linked below….
Caramel Apple Tart by Julie Blanner
Rustic Apple Tarte Tatin by Maison de Pax
Gluten Free Apple Crisp by City Farmhouse |
Baked Breakfast Apples with Oatmeal by French Country Cottage |
Apple Blossom with Salted Caramel Sauce by Nina Hendrick Design
Apple Upside Down Spice Cake by Love Grows Wild