Who doesn’t love a good apple crisp!? Especially an apple crisp that you can accidently have a little too much of and still feel …ummm… healthy?
This doesn’t compare to my Aunt Eileen’s out of this world Apple Crisp she made me a few months ago…but no one cooks like her! 🙂
But considering this apple crisp was made with ZERO sugar outside of the natural apple sugars, it tasted pretty darn good. If you are like me, I am avoiding sugar of any sort right now because it causes me severe breakouts as well as stomach aches. I cheat here and there with honey or agave and fruit… but thats about it. If I do need to sweeten things, I usually stick with NuStevia, but I don’t use much since it’s so strong. (This brand has no bitter taste)
I used this recipe as my base, but mine was slightly different. I cut the portion in half since I only used 2 apples (I used green). I used pumpkin spice in place of cinnamon. I used rice flour instead of almond flour (again, only cause I am still waiting for my almond flour to arrive! 😦 ) I used walnuts instead of almonds. This is again one of those great recipes you can tweek and just throw whatever extras you have around the house in. Cranberries, chia seeds, if you are eating grains you can throw in gluten free oats, honey, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar… etc…
I did add a hint of NuStevia, but barely. Honestly it didn’t even need it , especially since I am trying not to get hung up on making things taste sweet.
I probably could have cooked mine longer but I got antsy and wanted to try it… ok and it was midnight and I was falling asleep and wanted to go to bed. Top this off with frozen banana ice cream (freeze banana pieces for a few hours… blend…enjoy) and you got yourself quite a treat!
- 4 Apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
- 1/2 cup Almond Flour/Meal
- 1/4 cup Ground Flax Seed
- 1/4 cup Almonds, sliced
- 1/4 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- Dash of Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Toss together all Apple ingredients, in a bowl.
Place in a 9×9 pan or pie pan.
Mix crisp topping ingredients together.
Top with apples with crisp topping mixture.
Bake for 45-60 minutes, until apples are soft and topping is golden brown