Grain-Free Apple Crisp

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Remember when we went apple picking with our friends?




Well, we ended up with a ton of apples – of course!  And after eating a few whole, I knew that I needed to get creative in the kitchen before they all went off.  I wanted a yummy snack with only a few ingredients – something fun to eat but healthy, too.  And so I whipped up this grain-free apple crisp.


Unlike other apple crisps, which are of course packed with added sugar, this one only has one source of sweetness – the apples themselves!  Apples have such a delicious flavor when baked.  I added a scoop of plain Greek yogurt to the side and the whole thing was very reminiscence of apple pie à la Mode!



  • 3 apples (I used two Gala and one Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • Optional: Plain Greek Yogurt on the side



    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a glass pie dish or a cast iron skillet.
    • Cut the apples into slices and arrange in the dish.
    • Melt the coconut oil. Mix in cinnamon and nuts, coating the nuts thoroughly.
    • Pour mixture over the top of the apples.
    • Cover with foil and make for 40 minutes.
    • Serve and enjoy!


Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!



  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul October 23, 2015, 4:13 pm

    My husband would love this!

  • Lauren Braun October 23, 2015, 6:01 pm

    I’ll even add some frozen cherries with the apple crisp. I find that it makes the whole crisp a little more moist and flavorful!

  • Sagan October 24, 2015, 8:37 am

    Thanks for the awesome recipe! I like the simplicity of it 🙂 And the generous quantity of cinnamon. I am constantly needing to double the cinnamon in recipes because they just never call for enough! But this sounds like a very appropriate amount 🙂

  • Amanda October 24, 2015, 2:17 pm

    Yummm this looks delicious!

  • Jennifer October 24, 2015, 10:03 pm

    Make homemade applesauce! Put 3 lbs sliced apples in a crockpot. You can leave un-peeled if you wish. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Blend until smooth. Delicious and no added sugar!

  • Kaitlyn Rightmyer October 25, 2015, 8:37 pm

    This looks so yummy, definitely going to try it this season! I love apple crisp but this one won’t make me feel so guilty! 😉

  • Jessie October 26, 2015, 8:57 am

    This sounds really good, and the fact that it is Whole30 compliant is marvelous! I am on week 2 of Whole30 and it’s going well but I definitely could use some other yummy “treats” like this.

  • Barbara January 13, 2016, 1:44 pm

    Thank you for the recipe!

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