Gluten Free Apple Crisp

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Fruit crisps are lovely ways to celebrate the Fall Holidays. A crisp can be much lighter and healthier than a slice of pie. Please feel free to play around with different sweeteners. I chose to use coconut sugar and maple syrup, but you could use agave, stevia, honey… whatever your mood might be.

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Preheat oven to 300 makes roughly 10 servings

For the apple filling:
6 apples
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbs coconut sugar
3 tbs maple syrup
sprinkl of sea salt

For the crisp topping:
3/4 cup gluten-free oats blended in vitamix or food processor to make oat flour
3/4 whole gluten-free rolled oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tbs cinnamon
8 tbs melted virgin coconut oil
1 tbs maple syrup
2 tbs flax meal
1 cup chopped pecans

Slice and peel apples, add cinnamon, sugar, syrup and salt to a large bowl and toss apples until coated. In a separate bowl add all of the ingredients for the crisp. In a casserole dish add the apples, then top with the crisp. Bake for about 1 hour (maybe a little more if it looks to blonde). Check it a few times, to make sure your oven is not too high… the crisp is delicate and can burn easily. At the very end I turn on the broiler for 1 minute to brown the top.