Crispy Apple Crisp


No (good) party or cooking class would be complete without a paleo dessert. I know some paleo followers stay away from paleo-ized versions of baked goods, but I personally like to indulge every once in a while. I created this apple crisp recipe, and you will see there is no honey, maple syrup, or sweetener. You can use those if you like, but I found that the sweetness of the baked apples was enough. Next time I will definitely need to make a little homemade paleo ice cream on the side for the full experience.

I did give the leftovers to my gracious hosts, but it is key to note that they could be eaten for breakfast without a single ounce of guilt. Check out the ingredients - you won't be disappointed!


  • 2 lbs. apples (about 6 small apples)
  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1/2 cup crushed pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. cinnamon 
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Chop apples (I left the skin on) and put in a big ziploc bag. Add lemon and 1 tsp. of the cinnamon. 
  3. Shake the bag, and when evenly coated, arrange the apples in a pie dish or 9x9 pan
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix almond flour, pecans, walnuts, and 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon
  5. Add vanilla and coconut oil
  6. Use your hands to fully combine the ingredients - you are looking for a somewhat soft/crumbly mixture. If it is too try, you may need to add another dollop of coconut oil
  7. Pour topping mixture evenly over the apples
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes
  9. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes to make your apple crisp nice and crispy
  10. Serve plain or with some paleo ice cream