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Paleo Apple Crisp

We took Jackson apple picking for the first time yesterday and he loved it. I came home with about five pounds of apples, which I could probably eat in about two days if I served them in the form of this apple crisp.

When I first pulled the dish out of the oven the apples seemed a little dried out and I was bummed, thinking it was a bust. After it had cooled for a bit, though, they had softened and were perfect.

Jackson likes apples but when I gave him a bowl of this he just ate the topping and signed for more. I don’t blame him.

Paleo Apple Crisp

  • 3-4 medium apples
  • 1 1/4 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbs cinnamon plus a little more for sprinkling
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Core, peel and slice the apples and layer them in an 8×8 baking dish. Lightly sprinkle them with cinnamon. In a glass bowl add the coconut oil and maple syrup and microwave for 45 seconds to a minute, until it’s completely melted. Then add the almond meal, coconut flour, cinnamon and salt. Spread the topping over the apples and bake for 50 minutes.


About the recipes

I started blogging back in 2001, before it was even called blogging. After deleting various iterations of my personal blog I finally took my recipes to their own place so they never get lost in the shuffle. As a former bodybuilder the earliest recipes reflect the way I ate back then: lots of low fat food, oats, and lean meat. I keep them here because there are still a lot of people who read them and that’s fine, I’m not here to judge how anyone eats. You’ll find that my newest recipes reflect a Paleo / Primal lifestyle, which is how I’ve been eating for almost two years. I feel phenomenal but, again, I’m not here to convert anyone. I’m just sharing food that I love. There are also a few family recipes thrown in that include plenty of flour, sugar or pasta, but I feel like it’s important to keep those, too, even if I rarely or never eat them again. Whether you obsess over macronutrients and calories (been there!) or are looking for grain free, dairy free, soy free meals (got ’em!) I hope you find something you like!

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