Grain-Free Apple Crisp
This is a family favorite, recreated with the goodness of grain-free flours, without sacrificing flavor! Enjoy! Remember that oven times may vary, so check this often. Nut flours can burn easily, so if your oven runs hot, keep a close eye on it or turn down the heat. I chose to use butter and palm shortening, but you could just do all butter (1 stick instead of half a stick). Also, if you are not grain-free and want to create this—the traditional family recipe calls for 1 cup of flour of your choice. You could try to do 1/2 cup whole-grain flour and 1/2 cup of oats. Best served with friends and family!
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40-45 minutes, ovens vary
- 3 cups organic apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 Tbsp. real maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 3/4+ cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder, aluminum-free
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, plus a dash for sprinkling the apples
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 packet SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener
- 1/4 cup butter, unsalted, softened
- 1/4 cup palm shortening, fair-trade/sustainably sourced (Nutiva)
- 1 egg
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel, core, and dice your apples. I like a full 3 cups. This took 5 small, organic apples in my test kitchen. Place them in an 8-by-8-inch baking dish.
Drizzle the apples with real maple syrup and a dash or two of cinnamon. Stir the mixture.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Whisk your egg in a separate mixing bowl, then add the softened butter and palm shortening and combine.
Now add the wet mix to the dry mix and combine (I use a fork for this step). If you have ever made a crumb topping, that is what this texture should be like. If it seems too wet, this is where the + comes in for the almond flour. Add a little more if needed, but the mix will be somewhat wet since it is made without traditional flour.
Take the crisp topping and crumble it over the apples in the casserole dish.
Place the crisp in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes. Remember oven temperatures vary, so be sure to check on your crisp halfway through cooking time and adjust as needed. Once you have made this once, you can make a note of the exact times for your oven. Enjoy!
Recipe and photo courtesy Life Powered by Mom.