Apple Crisp

I love apples any time of year, but there is something about fall that makes me crave them more.

Apple crisp is one of those recipes that is easy to make and you probably already have all of the ingredients on hand. What I love about this recipe is the apples provide all the sweetness, not a bucket full of sugar. So when that sweet craving hits, you can satisfy it in a healthy way.

Besides satisfying that sweet tooth, you will be actually doing your body some good! Apples are full of fiber and help regulate a healthy digestive system. The polyphenols in apples are directly linked to reducing the uptake of carbs in the body, and they have antibacterial properties that can help clean teeth and reduce risk of cavities. So go ahead, crunch away on that apple a day, and have some apple crisp!

 

Filling:

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp tapioca flour

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

2 tsp ground cinnamon

5 1/2 cups chopped apples (I do not peel mine as the peel has an abundance of nutrition themselves)

Topping:

3/4 cup almond flour

1 tbsp coconut flour

3 tsp ground cinnamon

3 tbsp applesauce

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 cup chopped walnuts (or almonds or a mixture of the two)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Mix the filling ingredients, except the apples, until well combined. Then add in the chopped apples and coat with filling mixture. Pour into pie plate.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flours and cinnamon. Then add the applesauce and syrup.
  4. In a food processor, chop the nuts until they’re in small pieces. Then stir the nuts into the topping mixture.
  5. Cover the apple filling with the topping mixture until the apples are covered.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the topping is browned and apples are bubbling. Be sure to keep an eye that you don’t burn the nut crumble topping.
  7. Serve warm or cool. Store covered so the topping doesn’t get too soft.

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