Who Doesn't Love A Good Apple Crisp? - Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!

One thing I enjoy about family get togethers is making healthy versions of classic recipes and tricking my whole family into thinking its their traditional recipe (ha ha ha!)

i am sure every family in Cape Breton has a traditional recipe for Apple Crisp. While yes, they are delicious, I don’t see the need for crazy amounts of brown sugar, white sugar, white flour and up to 1/2 cup of butter which makes up the bulk of these recipes (and then top that off with vanilla ice cream! whoa!)

So if you are looking to bring healthier options to your thanksgiving dinner this weekend, give this apple crisp a try and let us know what you think! I am heading to get some local apples later today so i can prepare this desert for my dinner tomorrow and I will also be topping the warm crisp with organic coconut ice cream !

Not So Traditional Apple Crisp - Serves: 8 - Time: 1 hour


2-4 large apples (cored and sliced)

1/3 cup maple Syrup (divided)

1 tbsp Coconut Flour

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (organic or homemade!)

1 cup oat Flour

3/4 cup oats

1 tsp baking Powder

1/2 tsp sea Salt

1/3 cup coconut Oil

1 cup Organic Coconut Ice Cream (optional)


Preheat oven to 350ºF (177ºC). Place coconut oil in freezer to chill.

  1. Add apples, 1/3 of the maple syrup, coconut flour and applesauce to a medium bowl and toss until coated. Set aside while you make the crust.

  2. Add the oat flour, oats, the remaining 2/3 of the maple syrup, baking powder and sea salt to a different bowl and stir until combined.

  3. Remove coconut oil from the freezer and add to mixture. Use your fingers to work it in until coarse crumbs form and the mixture holds together when pressed.

  4. Remove a 1/3 of the crumbs for the topping and pour the remaining crumbs into the bottom of a tart pan or pie dish. Press the dough evenly into the pan.

  5. Pour the apples over the crust. Sprinkle the remaining crumble evenly over the apples.

  6. Bake for 40 to 45 min or until the crust is lightly brown. Check at 20 to 30 minutes if the tart is getting too brown. If so, tent with foil to prevent burning.

  7. Scoop into bowls and serve with organic coconut ice cream and Enjoy!