If you love apple crisp, whether you eat grain-free or not, you'll love these easy apple crisp recipes!
I've included a grain-free apple crisp recipe and traditional apple crisp recipe…
It seems like so many of our meals are still grain-based, so more and more I'm trying to find good grain-free recipes. This is not only because we have friends who eat grain-free (and we cook for them now and then), but just to change things up around here and teach my kids how good food can be, no matter what you may or may not be able to eat.
These days there's an amazing amount of support out there to eat paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, or whatever you call it.
By the way, have you seen these resources for help with that?
- There are these Interactive Meal Plans — no matter your way of eating: Traditional/Paleo/Vegetarian
- And Cara's grain-free meal plan
- Also, here's my post with loads of grain-free/low-carb ideas
So as the experimenting continues, I'll post the recipes that I'm able to pull off, and recently I made a delicious grain-free apple crisp!
Now this was really good, but I have to be honest, I do still like the ‘regular' apple crisp better. It's lighter and crispier. (In case you're one who doesn't mind including flour in your recipes, I'll add the variation below plus another one I haven't tried yet.) But the kids all loved this and didn't notice any difference, so that's a hit in my book!
Grain-Free Apple Crisp
Ingredients for apples:
- Toss together the apples, lemon juice, arrowroot flour, cinnamon, and syrup. Spoon into a buttered 9×13 baking dish, bake 35 minutes at 350*. This part can be done ahead and then you can add the next ingredients later for the final bake so you can wow everyone with your warm apple crisp whenever you're ready to serve it!
- Crumble on top of the apples and bake at 350* for another 30 minutes or until a little crispy.
Traditional Apple Crisp
Ingredients for the apples:
- Toss apples with sugar and cinnamon and spoon into a buttered 9×13 glass baking dish. Bake 30 minutes.
- Now either cover and wait to finish baking ‘til just before you serve it, or bake another 20-30 minutes until apples are soft and the top is crispy.
And now one more crisp recipe…
Here's another apple crisp/fruit crisp recipe someone gave me after I raved about it at a graduation open house. I'll show you her original recipe and then tell you the way I would adapt it if I made it, which I haven't…
- Butter a cookie sheet and spread around the following:
- Sprinkle a white cake mix all over the top (Try an organic white cake mix to avoid the trans fats, or come up with your own dried mix)
- Drizzle 1 1/2 sticks of melted oleo over the top (No, don’t do it, use real butter!)
- Bake at 350* for 50 minutes or so, until bubbly.
Let me know if you try these and what you think!
- Here are more dessert ideas (including quite a few that are grain-free!)