Apple Crumble (GF, paleo, vegan)

This simple apple crumble is the perfect autumn dessert. It's delicious, simple to make, and free from all of the conventional junk that typical crumbles are made with. Both kid- and adult-friendly, this crumble makes a beautiful addition to any Thanksgiving meal. It's also a nice dessert to contribute to a dinner party if you want to make sure there's a healthier option available.

Note: If you do not feel like using a food processor, as I often don’t, roughly chop the pecans and combine with other topping ingredients in a bowl and pour from onto apples.


Gluten-Free Apple Crumble (GF, paleo, vegan)
Serves 4 - 6

1 cup pecans
1 cup almond flour
1/4 - 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
6 tbsp butter, melted (or coconut oil if vegan)
1 tbsp water
1.5 - 2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

5-6 apples, peeled and cored
optional additions: 2 tbsp tapioca flour, 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp lemon juice

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Peel and core the apples, and then chop into bite-size chunks. If using tapioca flour, cinnamon, coconut palm sugar, or lemon, mix with apple chunks.
3. Place the chopped apples into a pie dish or 8x8-inch baking tray.
4. Make the topping by putting the pecans, almond flour, coconut palm sugar, butter, water, cinnamon, and salt into a food processor and pulse a few times until the pecans are ground and the ingredients are mixed together.
5. Spread the topping evenly over the apples.
6. Bake for 35-45 minutes, depending on how soft you like your apples. 35 for a slightly crisp texture, 45 if you like them very mushy.
7. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve!