Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Grain Free Mini Apple Crisps (Dairy, Gluten/Grain and Refined Sugar Free)

One of my all time favourite desserts is a warm apple crisp.  I will even choose it over something chocolate which for me is quite something. I wanted to create a new recipe in a grain free version and thought the walnuts would be a nice touch.  I am very pleased,  it was very easy and so tasty.  This recipe can easily be altered to make it into a larger dish ( 9 x 9) if you prefer.

Ingredients (makes 5 mini crisps)
  • 3-4 sliced apples (I used organic apples and kept the skins on)
  • 1 cup coarsely ground walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or earth balance at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or other natural sweeteners
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Layer cut apples into each ramekin or custard dish.
  3. In a medium size bowl combine walnuts, flax seeds, maple syrup, oil, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt.
  4. Evenly divide walnut mixture on top of each dish.
  5. Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes or until apples reach desired consistency.


  1. These are amazing. AMAZING. The way the flavors combine in the topping, it's hard to believe it's not full of butter. Perfect for our fall apple picking harvest. Thank you!!!

  2. What do you do with the maple syrup? Besides drizzle it on top.

  3. Looks nice...but I didn't think you should bake ground shouldn't subject omega-3 fats to heat, particularly in oil/ground forms