Grain-Free Apple Crisp

Paleo-friendly fruit crisp recipe

grain free fruit crisp recipeThis grain-free apple crisp recipe is easy to put together and so delicious, no one will miss the grains! It’s Paleo-friendly too, and dairy-free (assuming you use coconut oil instead of butter). I’ve tried this grain-free crisp recipe with fresh mixed berries, peaches and apricots too – it’s equally delicious. I usually swap cardamom for the cinnamon when I’m using berries, but otherwise everything is just the same.

I serve grain-free apple crisp warm for dessert, sometimes topped with whipped coconut cream or ice cream. Is also perfect at room temperature the next day, I eat it for breakfast if there’s any left!


– 5 cups apples, peeled and sliced
– 2 TBSP lemon juice
– 4 TBSP maple syrup (divided)
– 1 TBSP vanilla
– 2 TBSP tapioca starch
– 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (divided)
– 1/2 tsp salt (divided)
– 1 cup walnuts, chopped
– 1/2 cup coconut, grated or finely shredded
– 1/2 cup coconut flour
– 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted


Preheat oven to 350 F

Lightly grease a 9 or 10-inch deep dish pie pan or cast iron skillet. 

In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, 1 TBSP maple syrup, vanilla, tapioca starch, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp salt until well mixed. Pour apple mixture into prepared pan, scraping down sides to get all the juice into the pan.

Add walnuts, coconut, coconut flour, butter or oil, and remaining maple syrup, cinnamon and salt into the same large mixing bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. Crumble this mixture evenly over the apples.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until apples are bubbly and top is golden brown. 


photo credit: Katie Roletto from our days at Love With Food

28 thoughts on “Grain-Free Apple Crisp

  1. What a great idea to make grain free crumble. Walnuts will make such a crunchy addition. I can totally taste it. yumm!

  2. I love how there’s coconut in this! That stuff is super addictive and smells SO good! bet this would smell fantastic while it’s in the oven!

  3. This looks so delicious! My mom always made apple crisp in the fall and our entire family looked forward to it. I can’t wait to try your delicious grain-free recipe! – Thanks!

  4. Double yum! This looks ah-maz-ing. Definitely saving this for the next time I entertain! I can practically smell the loveliness through the computer!

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