Healthy Apple Crisp

Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

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When I think of apple crisp, I’m immediately taken back to my grandmother’s kitchen. Every fall, she’d invite us over to help with the apple harvest, and after a long day of picking, we’d gather in her cozy kitchen to bake something special. This Healthy Apple Crisp recipe brings back those cherished memories while offering a modern, health-conscious twist.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity and wholesome ingredients. By using almond flour and coconut sugar, it caters to those looking for gluten-free and refined sugar-free options without sacrificing flavor. The combination of apples, coconut, and almonds creates a delightful texture and a naturally sweet taste that feels indulgent yet nourishing.

One variation I love is adding a handful of dried cranberries to the apple mixture for a touch of tartness. Another fantastic tweak is using a mix of different apple varieties—like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp—to add depth to the flavor profile. If you’re feeling adventurous, a sprinkle of cardamom in the topping can introduce a warm, exotic note.

Whether you’re serving this as a dessert at a family gathering or enjoying a slice with your morning coffee, this Healthy Apple Crisp is sure to become a favorite. It’s quick to prepare, incredibly satisfying, and best of all, it’s made with ingredients that are as good for your body as they are for your taste buds. I hope this recipe brings as much joy to your home as it does to mine!

How to Make Healthy Apple Crisp

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup almonds (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 large apples (sliced, about 2 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions

  1. Set your oven to preheat at 350°F and grease a 9 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the sliced apples, lemon juice, maple syrup, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well mixed.
  3. In another bowl, combine almond flour, shredded coconut, chopped almonds, coconut sugar, and melted coconut oil, stirring until fully blended.
  4. Transfer the apple mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes until the apples begin to soften.
  5. Take the dish out of the oven, evenly distribute the crisp topping over the apples, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.
  6. Allow the apple crisp to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Making Healthy Apple Crisp

FAQs:

Can I use a different type of flour instead of almond flour?

Yes, you can substitute almond flour with oat flour or whole wheat flour. However, keep in mind that this may alter the texture and flavor slightly.

What can I use instead of coconut sugar?

If you don’t have coconut sugar, you can use brown sugar or a sugar substitute like stevia. Just be sure to adjust the quantity to match the sweetness level.

Is there a substitute for coconut oil?

Instead of coconut oil, you can use melted butter or another plant-based oil like olive oil. Note that the flavor profile will change slightly depending on the oil used.

Can I prepare this apple crisp in advance?

Absolutely! You can prepare the apple mixture and the topping separately, then store them in the refrigerator. Assemble and bake when ready to serve for a fresh and warm dessert.

How should I store leftover apple crisp?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, warm it in the oven at 350F for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Can I add other fruits to the apple crisp?

Yes, you can mix in other fruits like berries, pears, or peaches with the apples. This will add more variety and flavor to your apple crisp.

Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe

Healthy Apple Crisp

Try this Healthy Apple Crisp recipe for a guilt-free dessert. Made with fresh apples, almond flour, and coconut oil.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 5 large apples sliced, about 2 lbs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup almonds chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease a 9 x 9-inch baking dish and set it aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the apple slices, lemon juice, maple syrup, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix everything well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the almond flour, shredded coconut, chopped almonds, coconut sugar, and melted coconut oil until it's well combined.
  • Place the apple mixture into the greased baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the apples start to soften.
  • Remove the dish from the oven and spread the crisp topping evenly over the apples. Put it back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the topping turns golden brown.
  • Once done, let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

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