Paleo Apple Crisp

Sugar, grain, dairy and egg free, you can feel so good about indulging in this apple crisp! I'm still working through my giant bag of apples that I picked a few weeks ago, and this recipe was a delicious way to use some up.

There is nothing better than the smell of cinnamon and apples baking in the oven. My house smelled so delicious last night, and I couldn't resist trying some of this crisp hot out of the oven for dessert. 

The apples get so tender from baking in the oven, the almond meal topping gets nice and crisp and the edges caramelize. Yum. And of course nothing is better than topping this with coconut milk vanilla ice cream that melts all over the top.

Just writing about this crisp today makes me so excited to enjoy another bowlful tonight. Trust me, you would never believe this crisp is healthy and paleo because it tastes so decadent. You have to try it!

Paleo Apple Crisp:
(original recipe from:

2 cups almond meal
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature
15 drops liquid stevia
6 large apples, peeled and chopped
1 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Pulse together the almond meal, sea salt, coconut oil and liquid stevia in a food processor until a ball forms.
  3. Wrap the dough in parchment paper and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  4. Place the apples, cider, lemon juice, arrowroot powder and cinnamon in a bowl and mix to combine. 
  5. Spray a baking pan with coconut oil spray. Transfer the filling to the baking pan. Remove the dough from the freezer and crumble over the top of the filling.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, until the top is crisp and the edges are bubbling. Serve warm.


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