Gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free, enjoy dessert for breakfast.
Nothing beats dessert for breakfast especially when its loaded with nutrients! This paleo apple crisp recipe is made gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. With its base being nuts, you get a filling dose of natural protein, fat, vitamins and minerals. Honestly, eating this apple crisp is healthier than having a bowl of cereal.
Don’t like apples? No worries, make this your own! The crumble topping is so good you can easily put it on top of berries, peaches or your favorite fruit to bake. During the spring and summer when fresh fruit and berries are plentiful, I take advantage of this crisp topping.
The power of nuts
This recipe calls for a variety of nuts and each one provides some hearty health benefits.
Walnuts are a good source of omega-3, a quality fat that our bodies need but only comes from food. Omega-3 can reduce inflammation of blood vessels, which can reduce risk of heart failure and coronary disease. You’re never too young or too old to start caring for your heart and body.
Almonds are also a quality fat but also full of fiber. Eating a handful of almonds can help keep your digestion moving. Almonds are also rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help to protect your cells from damage and premature aging.
Pumpkin seeds have high levels of magnesium (among other vitamins). Magnesium is an incredible nutrient because it promotes muscle and nerve function, blood sugar control, and blood pressure regulation. If you’re feeling stressed, it’s important to consume magnesium to help with your nervous system. So essentially this paleo apple crisp is good for stress 😉.
Pecans contain many of the same benefits as the other nuts but some highlights are that it contains 19 vitamins and minerals, can help lower cholesterol, and it’s a high source of protein.
As I mentioned, this recipe is super versatile. If you don’t have all the nuts or you’re allergic to any of them, you can easily leave some out. You can even add some oatmeal in the mix. Feel free to play around and make this your new family recipe. Enjoy ❤️
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Paleo Apple Crisp Recipe
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp nut meg
- 2 large apples sliced
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- preheat the oven to 350
- Blend the crumble mix ingredients in a food processor (or blender) until crumbly.
- In an 8×8 baking pan, add the filling ingredients and make sure the apples are well coated with everything.
- Put the nut crumple on top of the apples
- Place in the oven for 20-30 min until the topping gets a little golden
- Take the crumple out and eat it hot or let it cool down. Enjoy!