Are you sensitive, intolerant or allergic to a lot of things? Especially things that are a part of the grain family? Are you sad when people make delicious apple crisp and you can’t have any because it has oats and wheat flour? Well then hold onto your hats my friends, this dessert is for you! I love apple crisp, but haven’t been able to eat it for years for reasons mentioned above so I decided to take matters into my own hands. Things got a little crazy with the coconut and apples and cinnamon, but it turned out really well and was a crowd pleaser 😀

Apples are one of my favourite fruits. So simple but I eat them almost every day. They are really high in fiber(pectin), so they are good at keeping you feeling full and regulating those blood sugars. The high fiber also binds to fatty substances and toxins in the digestive tract and helps increase the elimination of them. So basically they are a good detoxifying food. Apples also have loads of antioxidants, my fave being Quercetin which is anti-inflammatory and works as an anti-histamine for people suffering from allergies! They are also super high in vitamin C which is another powerful antioxidant and helps build that glorious collagen in our skin!

It’s gluten-free and oat-free! Woohoo!

You will need a 9″-13″ pan


  • approx. 6 large apples
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (if you don’t have this then brown sugar is ok)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ground almonds (almond meal)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon (if you can’t have cinnamon you can sub in nutmeg)
  • 1/4 cup gluten free flour (I use quinoa flour but you can use which ever is your fave)
  • 1/2 shredded coconut (or you can add more than this if you are really feeling the coconut)


  • Preheat the oven to 350’C and lightly grease pan with coconut oil.
  • Depending on your preference you can peel the apples or leave the skin on. Then cut up into slices, but not too thin so it doesn’t go mushy. About 1 cm thick.
  • Lay the slices in the pan evenly.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the coconut sugar, brown sugar, ground almonds, cinnamon (or nutmeg), gluten-free flour of choice and the coconut oil. Mix together thoroughly. Having the coconut oil liquid-y is easier, but it works either way.
  • Gently spread the mixture over top of the apple slices and try to get an even distribution.
  • Next add a layer of the shredded coconut and you are good to go!
  • Cover the pan and pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes, then remove cover and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Let cool and dig in!

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