Warm. Sweet. Rich. Creamy.
When you walk into my house on a crisp, fall afternoon, you’ll be met with a warm cinnamon smell. We often have our favorite harvest apple crisp baking away in the oven. Apple crisp is a favorite amongst all of us!
Today, our friend Ana is back on the blog to share her delicious, allergy-friendly, Harvest Apple Crisp recipe. We’re also excited to share that Ana is the newest member of The Real Food Dietitian’s team! She is our Virtual Assistant & Recipe Creative specializing in healthy and allergy-friendly wholesome treats & baked goods. Treats you can feel good about eating and sharing with your kids and others. You’ll definitely want to be on the look out for more of Ana’s delicious recipes. Back to Ana…..
With the warm cinnamon and sweet apple smells coming from the oven and the cool crisp breeze coming in the open windows, I know fall has arrived. Fall is a favorite season as the temperatures have cooled here in the Midwest and our homeschool days are back in session. Our homeschool days are full of boisterous boys, lots of nature, and a balance of unschooling and textbooks. Follow along here for a peek into our life.
Earlier in the week, we made our way to our grandma’s little apple orchard. The kids love visiting and helping pick apples. Their task is to pick up the apples that have fallen from the tree and sort them into a “keep” and a “toss” pile. They carefully make their way through the fallen apples, throwing the bruised and buggy apples into the tall grass and collecting the good apples in their bags. With our bags full of freshly collected apples and a few in hand for eating right away, we make our way home to start baking with them!
Washing, peeling, coring and slicing…I love taking the time to prepare food from nature! Real food may take a little longer to prepare, but it is so worth it. Making homemade meals and desserts with real food has it’s benefits! Healthy foods will create great wellness. My goal as a mom to 4 little boys is to help them grow to be strong, healthy men. Creating healthy foods that are yummy in the eyes of little kids can be challenging. Throw in making it all allergy-friendly, the challenge is heightened! Harvest Apple Crisp is gluten-free, dairy-free & nut-free with minimal sugar added helping me feel comfortable as a mom giving this to my young ones. I’m so happy to say that the Harvest Apple Crisp is both delicious and a healthy dessert. The kids will gobble it up almost as quickly as I can make it! For more wellness tips and mom-approved recipes follow along here.Harvest Apple Crisp is both delicious and a healthy dessert. #glutenfree #dairyfree #momapproved Click To Tweet
Harvest apple crisp is so delicious! It’s warm with cinnamon, rich with flavor and creamy with coconut milk. A sprinkle of topping that crisps up to the perfect crunch while baking. I love baking a big batch of apple crisp when family comes to town, when friends come over to visit, and simply as a creamy and satisfying dessert for my little family. You can even add a scoop of dairy-free ice cream if you wish! I can’t wait for you to give my Harvest Apple Crisp a try!
- 6 cups peeled, sliced apples
- ½-1 Tbsp. brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
- ½ cup coconut milk (canned, full fat)
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium mixing bowl combine sugar, coconut milk and cinnamon. Stir until well combined.
- Add the sliced apples and stir until all apples are well coated.
- Pour apple mixture into 9x13 baking dish.
- In a separate bowl add flour, sugar and cinnamon.
- Start with 3 Tbsp of coconut oil and using two knives cut the coconut oil into the flour/sugar mixture until a crumble forms.
- Add additional coconut oil as needed.
- Sprinkle it over the apple mixture and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool slightly and enjoy right away!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
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