Apples are not only popular during the fall, but they’re a healthy staple to keep around the house all year long. Apples may help to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure, they can help to reduce your risk of stroke, and can aid in digestion. So let’s take all those wonderful benefits, and put them to good use by making a healthy apple crisp!
If you’re looking for a healthy dessert, this healthy apple crisp is a good option. It’s a low-sugar version of a classic crisp, and is made with coconut oil instead of butter.
- 4 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (to stop apples from browning)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp cinnamon, divided
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup almond (or other nut) flour
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup walnuts or pecans (or a mix!)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and grease an 8×8 baking pan with coconut oil.
Toss the apple slices with lemon juice and 2 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix in the nutmeg and 2 tsp of cinnamon, and toss again.
Place the apple mixture in the greased baking pan.
Melt the coconut oil, then mix in the almond flour, nuts, maple syrup and remaining cinnamon. Toss until everything is well-mixed. Add more flour or syrup until you get a mealy/crumbly texture.
Sprinkle the flour mixture over the apples, and bake for 20 minutes covered, and then an additional 10 to 20 minutes, uncovered. You’ll know its done when the apples are soft and the dish is bubbling.