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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Chop apples (I left the skin on) and put in a big ziploc bag. Add lemon and 1 tsp. of the cinnamon.
- Shake the bag, and when evenly coated, arrange the apples in a pie dish or 9x9 pan
- In a mixing bowl, mix almond flour, pecans, walnuts, and 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon
- Add vanilla and coconut oil
- 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
- Pour topping mixture evenly over the apples
- Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes
- Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes to make your apple crisp nice and crispy
- Serve plain or with some paleo ice cream