REALLY Easy Apple Crisp (GAPS, Paleo)

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Apple crisp was the first baked dessert that I fixed when I started being able to tolerate more different foods. I brought it to Christmas dinner at my mom’s house. I felt like I was in heaven!

When I first started the GAPS diet, I ate only meat, veggies, and fruit for a long time. I enjoyed the food I was eating, but it’s nice to be able to have treats on holidays or special occasions.

This recipe is so easy I almost feel guilty posting it as a recipe. There are other people with apple crisp recipes out there that are a little fancier, so feel free to explore and see which you like best :).

Apple Crisp

*1/4  cup grassfed butter -or- 1/4 cup coconut oil + 1/8 tsp salt

*1/4 cup honey

*1 tsp cinnamon

*2 cups almond flour

*1/2 c pecans or walnuts, finely chopped

*5 apples, peeled and diced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Warm the honey and butter or coconut oil until just melted. Combine almond flour and cinnamon (and salt, if needed)  together in a separate bowl .  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and combine. The mixture should be crumbly.  Add chopped nuts and mix. Put the diced apples in an 8″ by 8″baking dish. Crumble the topping over the apples.  Bake covered for 50 minutes on low rack.  When the apples are soft , remove the cover and bake 10 more minutes to brown.  Serve with coconut whipped cream, if desired.

Coconut Whipped Cream (from this post)

*1 15oz can refrigerated coconut milk

*1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

*a few drops of stevia or honey (optional, coconut milk can be sweet on its own)

15 minutes before preparing this, it’s a good idea to put the beaters and bowl you will be using in the freezer.

Open the can of coconut milk without mixing.  Scoop the thick stuff off the top, and put it into the chilled bowl. Add the vanilla. Whip the coconut cream on high for about 5 minutes, until it’s the consistency of whipped cream. Add stevia or honey to taste, if desired. It’s that easy!

Cheers! Holiday season is coming :).

This post was shared on Healing with Food Friday.


14 thoughts on “REALLY Easy Apple Crisp (GAPS, Paleo)

    All Seasons Cyclist said:
    September 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks you for the recipe! I’ve passed it along to my personal chef (my wife).

      Debbie responded:
      September 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm


    Brent said:
    September 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I would not call this easy, not everyone has almond flour at hand! Nor is it available in the small town where I live.

      Debbie responded:
      September 9, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Sorry, Brent! I call it easy because it has a few ingredients.

      We always have almond flour on hand because of our food sensitivities (And daughter’s blood sugar). But it is certainly more expensive than wheat flour. I order Honeyville off the internet and I’ve heard that it’s a little cheaper at Costco in some places.

    Karen said:
    September 16, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Made this last night, and topped it with some home made Greek yogurt. It was delish! Thank-you!

      Debbie responded:
      September 16, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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    Dawn Tasher said:
    October 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Oh yum! I have made a similar crisp before and it was fabulous – now that apple season is here again I will definitely have to try this one! Love the coconut whipped cream idea – great for our casein free friends! Thanks for linking up with Healing With Food Friday! We would love to see more of your wonderful contributions this week! 🙂

    Liz Quintana said:
    October 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Will this work with coconut flour instead?

      Debbie responded:
      October 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      I haven’t tried it with coconut flour, I seem to be having a bad reaction to coconut recently.

      The amount of flour would NOT be the same! You use a lot less coconut flour in recipes. Try googling “coconut flour apple crisp” and GAPS or paleo. Hope that works :).

    Jenna said:
    October 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I’m curious what type of apples you used.

      Debbie responded:
      October 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      I’ve used gala and golden delicious.

    All Seasons Cyclist said:
    October 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Update: My wife made the Easy Apple Crisp last night — it was FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

      Debbie responded:
      October 12, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      Gotta love fall recipes :). Thanks for the update.

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