Caramel Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, No Refined Sugar)
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Serves: Serves 4-6
Gluten Free Caramel Apple Crisp with no refined sugar!
For the caramel topping:
  • ⅓ cup milk of choice (coconut, almond, dairy, etc. - I use THIS)
  • ⅓ cup tapioca flour or arrowroot flour
  • ⅓ cup butter, ghee or refined coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1⅓ cup rolled oats (I use THESE) *For a wonderful Grain-Free alternative, see notes below
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the sliced apples in a 8x8 inch baking dish. Pour the lemon juice over the apples and mix until combined. Pour the 1 tablespoon tapioca flour, 1 tablespoon coconut sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon over the apples and stir until coated.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together all the caramel oat topping ingredients, except the oats and stir until smooth. Add in the oats and stir until well coated.
  4. Top the apples with the oat mixture. Bake for 35 minutes until top is golden brown and sides are bubbling. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Grain-Free substitute for the Oats:
1 cup nuts of choice, chopped (walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.)
¼ cup seeds of choice (I love using THESE pumpkin seeds)
¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (THIS is what I like to use)
Follow the recipe as is substituting the nuts/seeds/coconut flake mixture for the oats, except don't add the topping to the apple mixtures until the last 15 minutes of bake time. Enjoy! :)
Recipe by Primally Inspired at