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Nothing says autumn like this deliciously nutty vegan & gluten free apple crisp! A spin on the classic dessert made with no flour or oats!

One of the things I’m excited to do this fall is go apple picking! I have no clue if there are apple orchards out here in California, but I’m sure we can find something apple-y to do.

I remember when Caleb was 1ish we went apple picking and much to our horror he kept picking apples up off the ground and taking bites.

No matter how much we explained we had to pick. then collect. then pay. then wash. then eat. It was wayy too many steps for a 1 year old to comprehend and we ended up buying a basket of apples all with adorable little bites taken from them.

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How to make gluten free apple crisp:

First, peel the skin off the apples and thinly slice them. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and place the apples in a steaming basket over the boiling water and cover.

Steam for about five minutes until the apples are softened but still appear crunchy and maintain their shape.

While the apples are steaming, place the pecans (any mix of nut and seeds that sounds good to you will work), almond flour, salt, coconut oil, peanut butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. Fold together until combined.

Divide most of the crumble mixture between four ramekins. Use the back of a spoon to press it down in an even layer.

In a medium bowl, mix together the steamed apples, agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works), and cinnamon. Divide the apples between the ramekins.

Finally, crumble the remaining nutty mixture on top of the apples. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of each and enjoy!!

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Gluten Free Apple Crisp

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: apple crisp
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Get into the fall spirit with deliciously nutty, cinnamon Gluten Free Apple Crisp! Add a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream on top for a perfect dessert!


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Ingredients

  • 2 honeycrisp apples (or favorite apples)
  • 2 cups chopped pecans (any mix of nut or seeds you like works)
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup refined coconut oil (butter or ghee works)
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (any nut or seed butter works)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Peel the skin off the apples and thinly slice them.
  3. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and place the apples in a steaming basket over the boiling water and cover.
  4. Steam for about five minutes until the apples are softened but still appears crunchy and maintain their shape.
  5. While the apples are steaming, place the pecans (any mix of nut and seeds that sounds good to you will work), almond flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.
  6. Fold together until combined.
  7. Divide most of the crumble mixture between four ramekins. Use the back of a spoon to press it down in an even layer.
  8. In a medium bowl, mix together the steamed apples, agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works), and cinnamon. Divide the apples between the ramekins.
  9. Finally, crumble the remaining nutty mixture on top of the apples.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  11. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of each and enjoy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 508
  • Sugar: 25.9g
  • Sodium: 137mg
  • Fat: 38.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.7g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Protein: 8.9g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg

Hope you love it!! xo