Fall means apples. I have been eating two to three a day for the past couple of weeks.
I took my favorite little person out to the farm this past weekend. Five or ten pounds of apples was not enough. We bough a whole 30 lb box. He ate two before we even left the farm and then another two when we got home.
(Also when did he get this old? He really is the awesomest little person I have ever met)
We made a bunch of apple sauce and two batches of this crisp. Now I am out of apples and need to plan another trip…
Apple crisp might be one of my most favorite things in the whole wide world and I was worried about making it grain free.
But true to form I found a recipe right away that looked promising and it turned out perfectly. Don’t change a thing. Yes add all the juice it asks for. It seemed odd to me but I went with it and it is much needed. Also do add the vanilla. I wasn’t sure about that either and now I will ALWAYS add it to apple crisp from here to eternity.
This goes on the long list of things that I have discovered in grain free cooking that is just flat out better than the grain variety.
Grain free, refined sugar free, egg free, and if you use coconut oil instead of butter it’s even vegan. And the best part? Your house will smell amazing when you make this.
Cheers to fall!
One year ago today: Lentils and Spinach in Masala Sauce
Two years ago today: Chili relleno casserole
Apple crisp (grain free!) (serves 6-8)
From My Life in a Pyramid
For the apples:
10-12 medium organic apples (any variety, the sweeter the better), peeled, cored, and chopped
1 tablespoon tapioca powder
1/2 cup maple syrup, Grade B preferred
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
For the crisp topping:
1 cup almond flour
1 cup medium coconut flakes
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch unrefined salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup, Grade B preferred
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Set out a 9×13 or other large baking dish.
Wash, core, peel, and chop your apples. Put chopped apples in a mixing bowl, and add the maple syrup, starch, orange juice, lemon juice, spices, and vanilla extract. Mix well to incorporate the ingredients. Pour into your baking dish.
In a clean bowl combine all the topping ingredients and stir well. Sprinkle the topping over the apples. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until bubbly and brown. Allow to cool for 20 min and serve still warm. Top with ice cream or whipped cream.