The number of people with food allergies or sensitivities is skyrocketing. I think we each know at least one person that cannot eat certain foods. We personally know a handful of family and friends that can’t have gluten or dairy.
I think it’s smart to have a bunch of great tasting go-to recipes that can be enjoyed by everyone. We’ve really been trying to limit our sugar intake and have dramatically cut down. We’ll talk about sugar in an upcoming post, but when we bake now, we really try to cut down on the sugar.
This apple crisp is gluten free and dairy free. The crumb topping consists of oats and almond flour and also uses coconut oil instead of butter. We served this at Maria’s Princess House Party last weekend and the guests really enjoyed it.
After all, there were no leftovers!
I loved how it was so light and not overly sweet. You could taste the apples and spices, as well as a small hint of almond and coconut flavors.
I used the baking apples from last week’s CSA box and they were wonderful. I’m not exactly sure what apples they were, but when it comes to baking, my favorite is a blend of Granny Smith, Braeburn and/or Pink Lady apples.
I’m eating a pink lady apple as I type this! They’re one of my favorites!
This recipe is very easy to put together. It would even be great as a weeknight treat for you and your family.
Here is the recipe. Enjoy!
- 6 baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin (⅛-inch thick)
- 4 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 1/2 cups oats (Use gluten free if you need too)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place all ingredients for the filling into a 9 x 11-inch baking pan.
- Gently stir together with a large spoon or your hands.
- Mix almond flour, oats, spices and sugar together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Stir in coconut oil in to make crumbly consistency.
- Sprinkle over the apples and bake 40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve warm.
Here is some interesting information on apples.
Everyone has heard of the famous saying-“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but very few of us really take it seriously.
Reported Health Benefits of an Apple :
1. Apples are a rich source of flavonoids and polyphenols, both are powerful antioxidants
2. Apples contain malic acid and tartaric acid which decongests the liver by thinning the bile
3. Apple cider vinegar when used as a beverage can help to prevent the formation of kidney stones
4. The skin of Apples contains pectin that can help remove toxic substances from the system by supplying galacturonic acid. Pectin helps with cardiovascular and digestive health
5. May lower incidence of cancer
6. In its whole form, it is high in fiber and slows insulin response
7. Eating an apple daily can lower cholesterol and reduce skin diseases.
We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy spending time with your family and friends!
What foods are you most looking forward too?
We love sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie!