This delicious paleo apple crisp is not just easy to cook up, but it also makes use of some amazing fresh or old apples. The topping in this recipe will help provide a nice crunch to the delicious tender apple filling.
This dish is one of my favorite desserts and goes amazingly well with some paleo friendly custard. Personally, I try not to go over the top with desserts, but this one is the perfect treat to have now and then. If I have any leftover from the dessert, I usually have it for breakfast as it heats up pretty well. The topping might not be as crunchy, but the flavor is certainly still there.
You may be more familiar with the term paleo apple crumble rather than crisp. These are pretty much the same dish but is called a different name in different countries.
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Paleo Apple Crisp Recipe
- 8-12 apples, chopped (Roughly 1 kg/35 lb.)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 1 & ½ Cups almond flour
- 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 4 Tbsp. coconut oil
- Nuts if you prefer an extra crunch
- Firstly, preheat an oven to 180°C or 350°F.
- Add the chopped apple into a large saucepan along with the cinnamon, lemon juice and 2 Tbsp. of water.
- Place the pot over medium heat and cook for 5-15 minutes or until the apple has softened.
- While the apple is cooking prepare the topping by placing the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, coconut oil, honey & cinnamon in a bowl.
- Using your fingers combine the ingredients until it starts to resemble large breadcrumbs.
- Once the apple is cooked, place into an ovenproof 8×8 pan.
- Add the topping on top of the apple making sure you cover the apple completely.
- Place into the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.
- Serve & Enjoy
- If you prefer your apple crisp to have tons of crunch, then I recommend adding some nuts. However, it is important to remember peanuts are not considered paleo friendly but other nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, and macadamias can all be added.
- Cooking the apples perfectly can be a bit difficult as they will continue to cook further in the oven. If you like them to tender, then I recommend only cooking them in a pot for 5-10 minutes to avoid overcooking. A knife should be able to cut in easily, but the apple shouldn’t mush.
- You can even try cooking this apple crisp in the slow cooker instead. It's the perfect cooking method if you want to do other things while it cooks.
If you’re curious about how much of an impact this delicious apple crisp may have on your diet, then you can find all the nutritional information you need to know below. Keep in mind this information is an estimate but will hopefully give you a good idea of what to expect from eating this delicious dish.
If you are having trouble sourcing some of the paleo-friendly ingredients such as the coconut flour, coconut oil & almond meal for a decent price. Then you might find something like Amazon an excellent source to pick up some cheap paleo friendly goods. Personally, I recommend trying to find local first but online is always a good alternative.
Another recipe that I absolutely love as a dessert and is very similar to this one is the delicious rhubarb crumble.
If you have made my paleo apple crisp recipe and would love to leave some feedback or a variation you have done, then feel free to leave me a comment below.