Paleo Apple Crisp

Paleo Apple Crisp | Grain free, gluten free, healthy by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

Have you ever used one of those nifty apple peeler/corer/slicer contraptions? My mom used to own one and they certainly made apple crisp-making way too easy. She would quickly prep a half dozen apples, throw them into a baking dish, whip up a buttery, cinnamon-y oat streusel, and about forty-five torturous minutes of wait later, we would have a piping hot dish of apple crisp all to ourselves!

Paleo Apple Crisp | Grain free, gluten free, healthy by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

I don’t own one of those apple contraptions, which is probably a good thing because I would be whipping up this Paleo Apple Crisp every week if I did. Even without one, it doesn’t take long to peel, core and slice by hand enough apples to make this delicious dessert.

Paleo Apple Crisp | Grain free, gluten free, healthy by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

Fun fact: that little serving of apple crisp I dished out for these photos was gobbled up in two minutes flat. I told myself just a bite, since dinner was literally in the oven about to be served, but I couldn’t stop myself! This paleo apple crisp is just as good as any classic recipe from your childhood. The sliced almonds in the crisp topping are reminiscent of the traditional rolled oats and my special addition of allspice in the apple filling makes this dessert absolutely heavenly.

Paleo Apple Crisp | Grain free, gluten free, healthy by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

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Paleo Apple Crisp
Paleo Apple Crisp | Grain free, gluten free, healthy by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
6-8
Ingredients
Filling
  • 6 organic apples peeled, cored & sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
Topping
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp maple sugar or more coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 5 Tbsp butter cold, diced
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
6-8
Ingredients
Filling
  • 6 organic apples peeled, cored & sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
Topping
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp maple sugar or more coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 5 Tbsp butter cold, diced
Paleo Apple Crisp | Grain free, gluten free, healthy by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples and remaining filling ingredients. Toss well to evenly coat the apple slices with the spices.
  3. Pour apples into a 9"x13" or similar size baking dish and spread in an even layer. Bake 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the topping. Combine all ingredients except the butter in a bowl. Mix well.
  5. Add the cold, cubed butter and rub it into the dry mixture with your finger tips until evenly distributed. Store mixture in the refrigerator until the apples are ready.
  6. After 30 minutes, remove the apples from the oven and evenly sprinkle the topping over them.
  7. Return to the oven and bake another 20 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly around the edges. Serve warm. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Cover any leftovers and store in the fridge for up to 7 days. Best reheated in the oven, but can be reheated in the microwave.

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