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Paleo Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, Vegan)

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  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This Paleo Apple Crisp has a sweet juicy apple filling and a nutty crumbly topping. It’s an easy to make healthy fruit dessert everyone loves.





  • 10 cups apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (add another 1/4 cup if like things sweeter)*
  • 2 Tablespoon arrowroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Gently melt the coconut oil in a small pan on low, turn off the heat and add vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl mix nuts with almond flour coconut sugar and salt.
  4. Pour the melted coconut oil over the nut mixture.
  5. Mix so everything is evenly coated with the coconut oil. Set aside.
  6. In small bowl mix the maple syruparrowroot and cinnamon. Stir to mix evenly so there are no lumps. Set aside.
  7. Peel and slice the apples. Place into a large bowl.
  8. Pour the maple syrup/arrowroot mixture over apples.  Mix gently to coat the fruit with the sweetener.
  9. Pour the apples into an 8 cup baking dish. Since we have 10 cups of apples it will be full. You need the full 10 cups, they will cook down and you want to have lots of fruit.
  10. Spread the topping mixture evenly over the top of the apples.
  11. Bake for 60 minutes or until the filling is bubbling on the sides of the pan and topping is brown. If the top is getting brown before the apples are bubbling, cover with foil.
  12. Let cool slightly, serve warm or at room temperature alone or topped with coconut whipped cream.
  13. Store covered at room temperature for 2-3 days. If you plan to keep it longer store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. (See notes above for freezing)


I use only 1/4 cup of maple syrup and find it’s sweet enough. If you’re making it for your holiday party you may want to add another 1/4 cup, some people like things sweeter. It depends on your crowd.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Snack, Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free