Best Fall Dessert to Bake Today – Paleo Apple Crumble

I created this Paleo Apple Crumble because it reminded me of my Mom’s delicious baked apple pie.

I was determined to find a satisfying replacement, and after several tries, I created this Paleo Apple Crumble recipe.

You’ll never notice it’s gluten-free and sugar-free.

Why Apples are Amazing this Fall

Fresh Apples in Fall

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Luckily for us, apples are in season during the Fall.

Apples have a whole host of nutrients that provide your body with a number of benefits, and here are some of the big ones.  Apples…

  • Prevent Dementia
  • Reduce Risk of Stoke
  • Lower Bad Cholesterol
  • Reduce Risk of Diabetes

Plus, when you eat seasonally, your body extracts 45% more nutrition, which is the way nature intended.

That means, your body gets more vitamin C, vitamin B, fiber, calcium, and potassium then if you were to eat the very same apple in Summer.

Seasonal eating is another way you get more nutrition for your calorie “buck.”

Best Tool When Using Apples

This Apple Peeler/Slicer is an absolute MUST-HAVE for this recipe! 

It literally peels and cores one apple in 25 seconds!

My 5-year old son used this tool to peel and core the apples while I prepared the topping.  It dramatically cuts down on the prep time and gives my son a meaningful role that he loved.

Purchase the Apple Peeler/Slicer from Amazon here.

Paleo Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble
Makes 1 pie

Ingredients Apples

  • 3 cooking apples like Cortland, Honeycrisp, or Granny Smith
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Ingredients Crumble:

  • 6 medjool dates
  • 6 tbsp pecans or walnuts
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil

Directions Apples:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin slices.  (See the must-have tool, above.)
  3. Place the apples in a large bowl, add the orange juice, coconut oil, coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Stir making sure all the apples are evenly coated.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes while you make the Crumble Topping.

Directions Crumble Topping:

  1. Place the dates, nuts, and coconut oil in a food processor and blend the mixture until it is slightly sticky.
  2. Sprinkle the crumble over the apples.
  3. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Store at room temperature for up to a week…if it lasts that long.

Nut-Free Crumble

Nut-Free Paleo Apple Crumble

Ingredients Nut-Free Crumble:

  • 6 pitted medjool dates
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2-3 tbsp melted coconut oil

Follow the same directions for Crumble Topping shown above.

Other Fall Desserts

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Spice Creamer
Cranberry Bread
Cranberry Bread
Banana Spice Mini Muffins
Banana Muffins

What is Your Favorite Fall Dessert?

Do you prefer Pumpkin Pie over Apple Crumble?

What is your favorite Fall dessert?

Comment below and join the conversation.

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