Healthier Apple Crisp

Recipe From:

Serves 6-8



2 pounds apples, cored and sliced

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1/4 cup pure maple syrup (make sure it’s pure and if you can find grade b it may have more nutrients)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon sea salt


Almond Flour Topping:

1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup  (make sure it’s pure and if you can find grade b it may have more nutrients)

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

OR you can try this topping

Buttery Pecan Topping:

1 1/2 cups pecan pieces

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (make sure it’s pure and if you can find grade b it may have more nutrients)

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Note: Please make only ONE of the topping options above to go over the apple filling. I’m just giving you two options to accommodate your ingredients!


Preheat the oven to 350F.

Slice the apples into thin slices (about 1/8-inch thick) and place them in a 3 1/2-quart dutch oven. Add in the orange juice, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, and salt and stir to coat the apples well.

Place the pot on the stove over medium-high heat to bring the liquid to a boil. (You’ll need to listen for the boiling, as the liquid won’t cover the apples.) Once the liquid is bubbling, cover the pot and lower the heat so the apples can simmer for about 8-10 minutes, until they are fork-tender.

While the apples are cooking, prepare the topping. To prepare the almond flour topping, combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and use a whisk to combine them evenly into a crumbly texture. When the apples are tender, sprinkle the topping over the top and place the pot in the oven to bake for 20 minutes at 350F. The topping won’t completely brown, but it should feel dry to the touch.

To prepare the Buttery Pecan Topping, place the pecans and coconut in a small food processor and process until crumbly. Add in the coconut oil, maple syrup, salt and almond extract and process again to combine. Sprinkle the topping over the apples and bake as directed above.


If you’d like some help with your health or fitness journey why not schedule a FREE 30 Minute Wellness Consultation with me. I’d love to help in any way that I can. Click the book now link below and find a time that works for you


If you’re a women over 50 and you’d like to get moving and feel better you should try one of my online workouts designed just for us; low impact cardio to protect our joints, strength training because its a must as we age, Pilates because a strong core = a strong body and more. Oh and you can try ALL of my workouts FREE for 7 Days by clicking HERE and signing up!

Similar Posts