Apple Crisp

Tis the season to pick, eat, and bake apples... but it is not the season to feel like a ton of bricks after eating said apples.  This recipe is vegan, gluten free and uses Coconut Palm Sugar as the sweetener (you can sub maple syrup to make it Paleo). We have baked this recipe thousands of times to get it perfect for you, and because we wanted an excuse to keep eating it ;) We have finally perfected it and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. 


Author Ralph Lazaro ∙ Prepare 15 mins  ∙ Cook 50 mins ∙ Servings 8-10


  • Apple Mix

    • 8 Medium Apples (mix of sweet and tart apples)

    • 1-2 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice

    • 1 TBSP Arrowroot Powder

    • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

    • 1/4 Heaping tsp Salt

    • 1/3 Cup Coconut Palm Sugar

  • Crust 

    • 1/3 Cup Coconut Palm sugar

    • 1/3 Sliced Almonds

    • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour

    • 1/2 Cup Sorghum Flour

    • 2TBSP Arrowroot Powder

    • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

    • 1/4 Heaping tsp Salt

    • 1/2 Cup Melted Grass-Fed Butter (sub Coconut Oil)


  • Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 9x9 baking dish with coconut oil (you can also use butter)

  • Peel, core and divide apples into 8 "slices" (I use a Apple Corer) and then chop into approx. 1 inch pieces.

  • Toss apple slices with in a large bowl with the lemon juice. Add the rest of the "apple mix" ingredients and stir so each apple is covered then dump into the greased baking dish.

  • In a small bowl combine all dry crust ingredients and mix thoroughly with a fork...add melted butter and mix until combined (it should be crumbly, but wet throughout).

  • Fork the topping onto the apples and spread (it doesn't need to cover the entire top).

  • Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 45-55 mins. Let rest for 10 mins before eating. Enjoy!

Additional noteS

  • This recipe is vegan and gluten free as it is written...if you want to make it Paleo substitute coconut oil for butter and maple syrup for the coconut palm sugar

  • Using two different type of apples, both a tart and a sweet, makes for a really unique flavor and worth trying out. Also, if you end up with smaller or larger apples just adjust so it average of 8 medium...sometimes I end up with apples pouring out of the dish and sometimes lower. It will be delicious either way.