Thursday, February 6, 2014

Paleo Valentine's Day Dessert - Grain Free Apple Crisp

I've heard a rumor that not all of us out there are chocolate lovers. I'd like to believe this just can't be true, each his own. :) Chocolate usually finds its way into most of my sweet treats, but I don't want anyone to feel left out so today I have a warm, delicious Grain Free Apple Crisp recipe for you! This would be a perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine's Day chocolates and desserts.

I started with layers and layers of tart Granny Smith apples and topped them with a sweet, grain free, crumbly topping. This dessert is easy to put together, too. You can prepare it ahead of time, throw it in the fridge and let it bake while you eat dinner. When you are through with dinner, your apple crisp will be warm and gooey and you can dig right in!

So, tell me, do you prefer chocolate desserts or fruity desserts?

Grain Free Apple Crisp
Makes: 9 Squares
Time: 1 hour, 5 Minutes

5 medium granny smith apples, thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cups of almond meal
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp nutmeg
3 tbsp of melted honey
4 tbsp of melted coconut oil
Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 300F.

Layer apples in an 8x8 glass baking dish. Squeeze the lemon juice over the layered apples.

In a bowl mix together the almond meal, spices, melted honey, melted coconut oil and salt with a fork until it forms a crumbly texture. Spread the crumble topping evenly over the apples.

Sprinkle with a little dash of cinnamon and bake for 50 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into squares.