Paleo Apple Crisp

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


A few things...

#1: People who send "How could you, I thought you were healthy...and if you really eat Paleo cavemen did not use microwaves (well duhhhhh, they also did not use ceramic dishes or canned coconut oil spray) and this is a bad example" comments on some of my recipes make me laugh. Yes microwaves can make things a little wonky if you use them the wrong way, but when I want a  3 minute chocolate mug cake I basically think it's the best thing ever.  And most mornings I thank my microwave and maybe even want to kiss it for making my life so much easier, since all it takes is a few seconds and BAM my coffee is reheated.  What's better than that?  Cold coffee sucks.  I feel better now.

#2: We have a bajillion apples in our backyard at the moment and I really believe that certain desserts are totally acceptable to make whether it's summer or fall, apple crisp being one of them.  You can enjoy this hot or cold and it's  just as delicious either way. 

What you will need:
  • 5 medium apples 
  • 1 1/2 cups of almond meal
  • 1 tbs of cinnamon
  • 3 tbs of melted honey
  • 4 tbs of melted coconut oil
  • dash of salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbs of coconut sugar
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Wash, core and thinly slice the apples.  (I used an apple corer)
  3. Closely layer all the apples in an 8x8 baking dish.
  4. Squeeze the juice of one medium sized lemon on top of all the layered apples.
  5. In a separate bowl mix together the almond meal, cinnamon, melted honey, melted coconut oil and salt. 
  6. Spread the crumble topping on top of the layered apples. 
  7. Evenly sprinkle the coconut sugar on top. 
  8. Bake for 50 minutes. 
  9. Enjoy!





My whole family could not get enough of this!  Even little Ronin was saying, "Mmmmm!" with every bite.  We ate this every way possible.  We had it straight out of the oven warm,  on top of vanilla ice cream and cold with a little almond milk mixed in for breakfast (my favorite).   

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

YUM! Making this weekend and will report back :)

Kim Lee said...

This looks so simple and delicious! Could even be breakfast! And I agree with you the microwave can totally be a savior!

Kate Smith said...

I'm with you. I use my microwave all the time. I love your paleo recipes :)
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M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

This looks so good!

Sav said...

anyone with any criticisms of you can BEAT IT! you are AMAZING!!

Simply LKJ said...

Too funny about the comments. This looks so yummy!!

Ambria Haught said...

Man I love apple-y desserts like apple crunches and cobbler and stuff like this and this sounds yummy :D if I had the coconut oil and some lemons I would make it right now!

Alexis @ Hummusapien said...

WOW. I am SO dying to make this. I got a good laugh over the comments you're getting about paleo...especially the canned coconut spray part :) People are crazy. By the way, I've been loving your apple chips lately!

Mindy said...

Mmmmmm. Apple crisp is one of my all-time faves for sure. Are you bustin' out the applesauce, too? I'm a wee bit jealous that you have apples in your yard.

SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said...

Holy snapple! This looks amazing!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Looks amazing, who would know there's no gluten in this?

sherri lynn said...

This looks so good! And I like your style eating it for breakfast :) That's totally acceptable in our house, too!

Unknown said...

Haha, next time someone makes a "cavemen wouldn't do this or that" comment to you, point out that your local supermarket was fresh out of brontosaurus steaks, and you had to improvise!

This looks fantastic. I'll be trying it soon!

Unknown said...

Haha, next time someone makes a "cavemen wouldn't do this or that" comment to you, point out that your local supermarket was fresh out of brontosaurus steaks, and you had to improvise!

This looks fantastic. I'll be trying it soon!

Ashley Bogard said...

Seriously some people are so ridiculous you just have to laugh at them, I mean honestly! I just discovered your blog and stayed up until after midnight reading it one night. I felt inspired, in awe and it started a spark in me to be healthier. I can't say that about many other blogs I've ever been to, I went the next day to the health food store to start my baby steps to your inspiring awesomeness! So you go girl, you inspire so many, me included. {plus I've already gotten a few people hooked on you too}

Stephanie said...

Don't listen to those negative people! I love your blog and will definitely be making this apple crisp. Looks delicious, can't wait!

Arianna said...

Hi Lindsey! I have loved your blog for around a year now. I have my own and I tried to model it after yours because I think your versatile style is so effective. I am a public relations student and I am trying to develop my blog more and expand my readership... I am not sure if you do this, but would you consider giving me a shout out or referencing a blog post of mine if you find it relevant? Thanks so much!

P.s. I actually think we have a few mutual friends! I went to church camp with Emily (the Emily of Oopsy Daisy photography. Such a small world!!)

Arianna said...

I'm so dumb! I forgot to say that my blog is www.dandelionwords.com. Haha.

diana said...

I'm craving everything apple right now, this looks sooo good

Rachel K said...

I like the "bad influences." Please keep them coming. For me, Gluten-free is a hard way of life and I enjoy anything that makes it easier. :)

Stephanie said...

I made this yesterday & it was sooooo delicious! I will definitely be making this again. Thank you sharing!

Dawn said...

I made this last night. I used maple syrup because my uncle sends us some from Vermont. It was delicious!

Lori said...

I made this a couple days ago with jersey mac apples and it was delicious! Honestly, it was so good that I didn't want to share - is that a bad thing? I'm going to make it again soon, and will throw in some chopped walnuts with the crumble topping. This is a keeper!

Kate said...

Well, I certainly appreciate your efforts! I will never complain about posts of Paleo treats. What is life without the occasional treat? If it doesn't require sacrificing your healthy standards (I feel disgusting after indulging in a flour loaded treat), all the better!
I've finally perfected my blueberry crumble, but I haven't gotten into apples, I'll definitely likely give yours a try!

Common Sense Design said...

I made and served this to non-Paleo friends at the weekend, and everyone loved it. Yeah, it's a treat, but it was a delicious one that I'll be repeating soon!

Anonymous said...

YUM! Sunday was my 1/2 century mark, and I REALLY wanted apple crisp! THIS is what I found when I went searching, and THIS is what I shall return to when I WANT APPLE CRISP!! THANK YOU!!!

Ann N said...

Hi, LOVE that you show visual of how to follow recipe - I eat w/ my eyes first & it makes it easier to follow a recipe w/ pictures/videos. Any way to save time by searching recipes by the food category (i.e. main dish, even by meat type, snacks salty vs. sweet for instance)? Thanks for posting such scrumptious healthy recipes.

Beachsider said...

I was wondering about good things to fix for my Paleo Thanksgiving and found this. Just tried it and yum, yum, yum. It is heavenly hot right out of the oven and cold is good too. Too bad there isn't any left over to try for breakfast. But it is easy, looks beautiful, and is going to be a hit at my house all the time, not just for special occasions. Thanks!

Erika Veras said...

Thanks so much for all you provide to us! Making this now, smells divine. XO

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