Grain Free "Lower Carb" Apple Crisp
I created this grain free apple crisp because it just didn't seem like fall without apple crisp!Note that coconut flour is not interchangeable with almond flour in this recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 12 servings
To make the low carb apple crisp toping:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Chop or slice 6 cups of apples and place in a large bowl where you will have enough room to stir in some spices and sweetener.
To the apples, add the filling ingredients of cinnamon, nutmeg, sweetener and coconut flour. Mix to combine.
In a greased 9x9 pan, pour the apple mixture in and set aside
To make the topping, combine the sweetener, almond flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla and stir until combined.
Add the butter to the mixture and "cut" it in using a pastry cutter. You can also use a fork. Cutting in the butter helps form the crispy crust.
Once the butter is in small pieces (the size of peas), spread the topping over top of the apples.
Cover the apple crisp with foil and bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove the foil for the last 15 minutes of cooking.
Check the apple crisp for doneness by inserting a fork in the apples. You'll know it's done when the fork easily pierces the apple.
Once cooled, store leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
This Low Carb Apple Crisp can be made and frozen before baking. I haven't tried baking it and then freezing it. If you try, please let me know! This low carb apple crisp is very forgiving. You could use just about any alternative sweetener that measures cup for cup such as xylitol or swerve. If you've never used either of these before-- beware that they do cause GI discomfort in many people. Which is why I avoid them. This low carb apple crisp would be great with some of my caramel sauce drizzled on top. I have two caramel versions which you can find below.
I have calculated the nutrition facts based on 12 servings. To reduce the total carb count, you could have very small servings. The apples in this recipe do contain natural sugars and contribute to the higher carb count.
Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.5mg