The BEST baked caramel-y apple crisp that is both vegan and gluten free.
6 organic apples (or about 6 cups; I used Swiss gourmet and sir prize)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
2 tablespoons tapioca starch (or arrowroot flour/cornstarch)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup almond flour (or any gluten free flour)
1 cup crushed nuts or seeds (I used pecans)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×9 baking dish.
Start by peeling the apples and slicing into thin slices. Add them to a mixing bowl and start mixing in the rest of the ingredients for the apple layer – the coconut sugar, tapioca starch, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, lemon juice and water. Make sure it is well combined and then transfer this apple mixture in the baking dish.
In the same mixing bowl, start combining all ingredients for the crisp layer – the oats, almond flour, nuts, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon and sea salt. Mix well.
Begin crumbling the crisp mixture over the apples, trying to get a nice layer along the whole top, in all the nooks and crannies. This is best done with your hands!
Bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes or until bubbling.
Remove from oven and let rest for 15-20 minutes. Serve with dairy-free ice cream or coconut cream.
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