The BEST Paleo Apple Crisp

The BEST Paleo Apple Crisp

I just love apple season in the North Fork! It’s an excuse to find creative ways to use a basket full of hand picked apples. After making an apple pie that was “ok”, I was on a quest to find another even tastier (and much EASIER!) apple dessert since anytime I attempt a healthy pie crust I left in total frustration with broken pieces as gluten free crusts are notoriously hard to work with. Crisps are always a delicious treat and this one really does the trick! I made a few tweaks to the Minimalist Baker’s apple crisp recipe to make this both gluten free and much lower sugar (thanks to the addition of monkfruit sugar!). The entire dessert only has 1/2 cup of coconut sugar! And you really won’t miss the sugar spike thanks to the natural sweetness of the apples.

Serves: ~12
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour



  • 8 large apples (I used honeycrisp, but feel free to use whatever good baking apples you want!)

  • 2 lemons juiced

  • 2/3 cup of monkfruit sugar (or sub w/ coconut sugar)

  • 1.5 tsp of cinnamon

  • 3 tbsp of arrowroot starch (or tapioca flour)

  • 1/4 cup of water

  • 3/4 tsp of fresh of ginger (or 1/2 tsp of dried ginger)


  • 2 cups of gluten free rolled oats

  • 1.5 cups of almond flour

  • 1/4 cups of arrowroot flour

  • 1/4 cups of coconut flour

  • 2 tbsp of tapioca flour

  • 1 cup of monkfruit sugar (or sub more coconut sugar)

  • 1/2 cup of coconut sugar

  • 1 cup of roughly chopped pecans

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1 cup of melted coconut oil

  • 1/4 of olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Peel apples, cut into quarters and then slice lengthwise into 1/2 inches slices

  3. Add apple slices to a large mixing bowl and combine with the other “filling” ingredients

  4. Toss to combine and then add to a large 9x13 inch baking dish

  5. In another large mixing bowl (or after cleaning the first one!) combine all the DRY filling ingredients making sure to break up any chunks of sugar so the consistency is smooth. Mix until combined

  6. Add the melted coconut oil and olive oil and mix until combined

  7. Add the crumble on top of the apple filling to create a nice THICK layer of crumble crust. It doesn’t need to be perfect, it will taste fantastic!

  8. Bake for ~1 hour or until bubbling and slightly brown on top

  9. It’s best to let it rest for at least 30 minutes, but if you can’t wait that’s OK too

  10. Enjoy!