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A Healthy Apple Crisp

Today on Home in a Shoebox, I am going to be showing you how to make this amazing apple crisp! Fall is almost over (sadly), but what better way to end the season than with a homemade apple dessert? This recipe is vegan and refined-sugar free, and can easily be made glutenfree and paleo as well. Further, this crisp only takes roughly 20 minutes of prep time and can be eaten for breakfast and dessert – making this recipe perfect for meal planners and last-minute party throwers alike.


For the filling: 

5 large apples, diced

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp flour (if GF, use cornstarch)

1 Tsp cinnamon

1/2 Tsp nutmeg

Pinch of salt

For the topping:

1.5 cup chopped walnuts

1.5 cup almond flour

6 Tbsp coconut oil, room temperature

6 Tbsp maple syrup

2 Tbsp flour (if GF, use coconut flour)

5 Tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all of your filling ingredients, excluding the apples. Add the diced apples to your mixture and mix evenly. Place the finished filling in a deep 9×9-inch baking dish and set aside. For the topping, combine both flours and cinnamon. Add in the coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt. Pulse the walnuts and stir them into your topping mixture. Place the topping mixture over the pre-made filling. Press in oats/whole walnuts to the top of the crisp, if desired. Once the oven is preheated, bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until the top of the crisp is golden brown and bubbling. Serve warm.


This crisp can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to one week. Serve after reheating in the microwave for 30 seconds.


This recipe is not only healthy, but it is also delicious. Eat it for a quick breakfast with peanut butter or for a yummy dessert with a dollop of ice cream. Because a home isn’t a home without quality cooking, this homemade recipe is sure to make your small space feel more homely.

Bon Appétit!


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