Why do I call this my best apple crisp recipe?
When we first went gluten free, I felt kind of sad that I had to put aside a lot of my favorite old stand-by recipes. Then, we went on the GAPS Diet, and even more recipes went out the window. But now, I have realized that some of my old favorites can be converted, or shall we say, “upgraded,” to use healthier, better quality ingredients that still taste amazing.
Like my apple cranberry crumble (aka cranberry apple crisp) this is a make-over of a popular Pampered Chef recipe called "Easy Apple Crisp."
(And both would taste delicious with this wonderful herbal coffee recipe.)
I know, I just mentioned that in the list above. But when you're on a diet like the GAPS Diet, any foods that remind you of your old favorites are more than welcome!
Please do keep in mind that this is appropriate for the final stage of GAPS, the Full GAPS diet. If you're in an earlier stage, you perhaps might enjoy something more simple, like apple slices sauteed in ghee or butter.
When I created this recipe while on GAPS, the fact that I could eat something like this is what prompted me to name this "best apple crisp recipe."
Yes, because it is both grain free and dairy free, this fits perfectly on the Paleo diet.
The SCD or Specific Carbohydrate Diet has a food list similar to, but not exactly the same as the GAPS Diet and Paleo Diet.
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I strongly urge you to slice the apples thinly and evenly, and use a stoneware deep dish baker for baking this recipe (stoneware promotes even baking). If you have an apple peeler corer slicer, the tool featured in the video below, making even slices will be a quick and simple task.
Otherwise, get out a good sharp paring knife and slice away. This is one of the main reasons I call this my best apple crisp recipe.
Here's my secret to a moist, evenly-baked filling. The apple peeler-corer-slicer. This is a must for my best apple crisp recipe.
Baked goods with coconut flour can sometimes turn out a little dry. If I did not have a son with a dangerous nut allergy, I probably would've made the topping of this as a blend of nut flour and coconut flour.
Despite this, I like the way the crumb topping as it is.
But if you want a super-moist apple crisp, you may want to have some sweetened coconut milk or favorite milk or cream that you are able to tolerate, to pour over the top of the crisp when served.
By Eileen, Last updated November 9, 2019
Why is this the best apple crisp recipe, in my opinion? Well, it tastes amazing. But that is not all. It is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Sweetened with honey!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Keywords: apple crisp, easy apple crisp, paleo apple crisp
Yield: 8 servings
Recipe Category: dessert
Recipe Cuisine: American
Tags: Paleo, Gluten Free, GAPS Diet, SCD
Serving size: 1, Carbohydrates 34.1 g, Protein 6.8 g, Fat 28.5 g, Saturated fat 16.9 g, Cholesterol 82 mg, Sodium 370 mg, Fiber 7.4 g, Sugar 22.7 g
All photos for this recipe are by Julia of ReformStead.