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October 28, 2021
Paleo Apple Crumble
This paleo apple crumble is naturally sweetened and made with gluten-free flour, paleo granola, apples, and fall spices. It’s the easiest fall dessert you’ll ever come across.
In my opinion, fall is the best time for baking. The chilled air outside along with the oven’s warmth filling the house makes it that much more cozy and fulfilling.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- It’s 100% healthy, paleo, and downright delicious.
- For those of you who aren’t regular bakers, this one's for you, too. It’s extremely forgiving and easy to make (yes, you can be a bit imprecise!).
- It’s the perfect dessert for any fall festivity. Once your family and friends take their first bite, they’ll be requesting it every year!
Here’s What You Need
- Honey Crisp Apples: The main ingredient, of course!
- Lemon Juice: To enhance all the flavors.
- Apple Pie Spice: A mixture of all the best fall spices.
- Ground Cinnamon: The warming, spicy flavor of cinnamon makes it a great addition to fall and winter food and drinks.
- Ground Nutmeg: A flavor-enhancing spice.
- Coconut Sugar: A perfect substitute for brown sugar. It’s vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and low glycemic. I use Big Tree Farms.
- Butter, unsalted and grass-fed: To create a soft, fluffy texture to the batter. My favorite brand is Kerrygold.
- Cassava Flour: This gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free flour is most similar to wheat flour. I use Otto’s Naturals.
- Coconut Flour: This gluten-free, grain-free flour adds a natural sweetness to recipes. Because it’s high in fiber, it also absorbs a lot of liquid during baking. I use Bob’s Red Mill.
- Native Nola: To add a paleo-certified crunch.
- Salt: To bring all the flavors together.
- To make this recipe AIP-compliant (autoimmune protocol), eliminate the Native Nola and substitute the butter for coconut oil.
- The cassava flour can be substituted with blanched almond flour.
More Fall Recipes to Try
- 5 honey crisp apples
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup butter, unsalted and grass-fed, plus 2 tablespoons for the topping
- 1 cup cassava flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup Native Nola
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- dairy-free vanilla ice cream, for serving
*Note: To make this recipe AIP-compliant, view the "Variations" section above.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch pie pan and set it aside.
- Peel and cube the apples. Place in a mixing bowl.
- In the mixing bowl, add the lemon juice, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar. Stir to coat the apples evenly.
- Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter, and combine with the apple mixture.
- Pour the apple mixture into the pan.
- Using a mixer, or even just your hands (I've done this before when I didn't have a mixer!), combine the cassava flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, apple pie spice, sea salt, and ½ cup of butter. Combine until it forms into a loose dough.
- Crumble the dough over the apples.
- Top with Native Nola. This gives it extra crunch and depth of flavor.
- Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, then cover with foil and bake another 15 minutes to prevent burning the top.
- Serve with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream and enjoy!
As Head of [Delicious] Recipes at NativePath, Amy's magic touch brings healthy ingredients to life—turning them into something the whole family will love. Each recipe she makes follows the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). So you can be 100% confident in the food you're putting into your body.
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