Apple Blackberry Crisp (Grain Free, Dairy Free & Vegan)

I love fruit, especially apples. Usually I eat an apple a day. Yet in the winter, I don’t always want to eat an apple. I want to bake with apples. I want a WARM dessert after dinner with a hot cup of tea. This is exactly is what I did last night after making this recipe and it was the perfect treat for a cold January night. I am pretty sure I will be doing the same again tonight with the leftovers!

This crisp is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth you may have without being overly sweet. The apples and blackberries in this dessert provide a plethora of vitamins including Vitamins A, C, E and K. Both apples and blackberries are also fantastic sources of dietary fiber. Almond flour adds in some protein while flaxseed meal offers up some Omega 3 fatty acids to the dish. Not bad, eh? Go ahead, treat yourself!
Ingredients:
4 medium size apples
2 cups blackberries
1 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the apples, blackberries, 1/2 cup coconut sugar and lemon juice into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. In a medium size bowl, add in the almond flour, 1/2 cup coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, flaxseed meal and sea salt. Use a spoon to mix ingredients well.
In a 9 x 13 glass baking dish, spread the layer of fruit on the bottom of the dish.
Next spread the topping layer over the fruit evenly.  Bake uncovered for 40 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
Serves 6.
Optional-Scoop Vanilla Toffee Ice Cream on top.

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Comments

  1. Drool! This looks amazing. Great job! Talk about foodgasm…with the ice cream! Hello! 🙂

  2. Amber, you made me laugh so hard! I hope you get a chance to enjoy the ice cream 🙂

  3. I LOVE apple crisps. So easy and yummy and healthy for dessert. I need to go see this vanilla toffee ice cream. Yum!

  4. Did not know about coconut sugar, must learn more. Do you purchase it from the health food store or specialty food store?

  5. I have all the ingredients to make this, but the coconut sugar, I never heard of it? Do you think we could sub sugar with coocnut extract?

  6. Coconut Palm Sugar is a low glycemic alternative to traditional processed sugar. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is sold at Whole Foods and Sunflower Markets. However, I find the best price on iHerb. Here's the link to the brand I buy: http://www.iherb.com/Sweet-Tree-Organic-Coconut-Palm-Sugar-Blonde-16-oz-454-g/34435?at=0

    Let me know if you have any more questions-happy to help however I can!

  7. This looks like a great dessert for someone who is trying to cut down on grains. I'm excited to try coconut sugar, too!

  8. I eat an apple a day too! Well, I used to–I haven't been able to find any good ones these past few weeks. But anyway! This sounds so easy and delicious, not to mention nutritious. Perfect (healthy!) comfort food. 🙂

  9. Yum, I love fruit crisps of any kind, they're one of my favorite gf desserts!

  10. This looks delicious! I'll be making it as soon as I add sweeteners back in my diet at the end of my Whole30.

  11. Gala and Pink Lady apples are my favorite types of apples. I hope you enjoy the treat Samantha once you can eat it!

  12. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

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  13. This looks so good! I have blackberries in the freezer, but decent apples have been hard to find recently… so sad!

  14. Beautiful! All my favorite ingredients – Thanks for posting on Ricki's Wellness Weekends.

  15. My pleasure! Leslie, this recipe would also work great with pears instead of apples.

  16. This sounds so tasty and healthy. I have been having an apple craving too lately. Thanks for sharing this with us at WHole Food Wednesdays. I hope to see you this week.

  17. We grow Blackberries and keep them in the freezer. This will be a great recipe for us to try, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. This looks soooo delicious and healthy too! Lovin it! Thanks for joining us on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back next Saturday. We would love to have you share more wonderful recipes! -The Sisters

  19. We have a ton of blackberries in the summer and I look forward to making this. Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  20. Hi Laura,
    I have some Blackberries in the freezer from last years harvest and this is a perfect way to use them. Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Hope you have a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  22. Thank you so very much Miz Helen!

  23. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

    Blackberry Developer

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