There’s nothing quite like a delicious homemade apple crisp. That flaky crumble, the juicy apples, and that cinnamon flavor all create a delicious combination that just can’t be beat. If you’re looking for an amazing dessert, you’re going to love this apple crisp.
apple crisp in square pan

There are numerous health benefits associated with  cinnamon! 

Cinnamon comes in 2 main varieties- cassia and ceylon .  Cassia is far more popular and a little cheaper.

They both have very similar flavour profiles but research says that ceylon is where it’s at with all the health benefits as it far more potent in medicinal properties.

As little as half a teaspoon a day has been found to be beneficial but most studies recommend getting a teaspoon a day as a therapeutic dose to really maximize its’ benefits.

It is NOT recommended to take high doses of cassia cinnamon as it is high in coumarin (a blood thinner) and may interfere with medications and possibly lead to liver damage.

One teaspoon a day of ceylon cinnamon has shown to be extremely beneficial for decreasing your risk of heart disease, preventing and treating diabetes, decreasing risk of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases but please check with your healthcare professional to see if that amount is right for you. 

It is known to be a powerful anti inflammatory and very helpful with pain management.

Cinnamon also contains natural antimicrobial, antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral properties and is very supportive for our immune system.

Cinnamon also supplies a wide variety of nutrients and is especially high in fiber and manganese along with several other vitamins and minerals.

Cinnamon is a natural way to sweeten foods and is a great way to reduce sweeteners in your favourite recipes!

This apple crisp recipe is an updated version of an old favourite. It’s literally the ultimate in comfort food! I wanted to create an apple crisp that was gluten free and refined sugar free, yet still had all of the traditional flavours. And this recipe is also vegan if you choose to use the unrefined coconut butter. You’ll want to use unrefined coconut butter

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for this recipe as it doesn’t have the coconut flavour. Creamed butter is my favourite option flavour wise but I know many can’t tolerate dairy so do what works best for your dietary needs. Both options are tested and both yield great results.

apple crisp is clear square pan
Some people wonder what apples to use, and while tastes can vary, there are some that stand out a bit more to me than others. Gala is my personal favourite apple for baking but Cortland, Northern Spy and Granny Smith apples are all great options too!
Are you excited for this recipe? I can’t wait for you to try it!!!

Homemade Apple Crisp

1 Cup large flake oats (specifically gluten-free if required)
1.5 Cups oat flour
1/2 Cup unrefined coconut butter melted and cooled (or creamed unsalted butter if using)
1/2 tsp pink salt
2 TBSP Maple Syrup
1/2 Cup Coconut sugar
1 1/2 TBSP Cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon preferably)
10 Organic apples

How to make this delicious apple crisp

Add all ingredients except the apples into a medium sized mixing bowl.
Mix until you have a crumb-like texture.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Peel and thinly slice the apples.
Lightly grease an 8” x 8” pan with additional fat. (Whichever you’re using in the crumb mixture.)
Spread about half of the crumb mixture evenly onto the bottom of the pan and gently press down with your fingers.
Layer the sliced apples evenly over the crumb base and top with the remaining crumble.
COVER the pan with aluminum foil or parchment.
Do not skip this step as the coconut sugar will scorch if you don’t and that would be a bummer trust me on this one!
Bake on the middle rack for 45 minutes or until golden brown and apples are fork tender.
Cool for 20 minutes and serve warm.
You could make this dessert even more decadent with some vegan ice cream if you like! I have a recipe for this deliciousness coming soon!
See how simple and delicious this dessert can be?
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. I know it makes my heart and taste buds happy!