During the holidays, I have fond childhood memories of my mother jetting into the kitchen while the family finishes up dinner. After everyone is settled and content, she would come out of the kitchen with a pie, cake, or some type of sweet treat that would smell so so good. Well, I did that same thing after dinner this Christmas. I googled an apple crisp recipe that I could tweak to satisfy the family’s craving for a dessert. I used a recipe from the Minimalist Baker with a few adjustments.

I hope you enjoy it!


  • 8 Granny Smith Apples (I used an Apple Master to skin the apples and slice them)

  • 1 squeeze of lime juice

  • 1/3 cup of raw date sugar

  • 1 tbsp of arrowroot powder

  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder

  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg

  • 1 pinch of himalayan sea salt


  • 1/3 cup of coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup of spelt flour

  • 1/2 cup of organic old fashioned oats

  • 1/4 cup of almond meal

  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1 pinch of himalayan sea salt

  • 1/3 cup of EarthBalance butter (melted)



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 9x9 pan with grape seed oil.

  2. Add apples to a large bowl, chopping the apples to the size that you prefer.

  3. Add lime juice and stir.

  4. Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl and stir well.

  5. Add butter to the dry ingredients and stir (this creates the crumble).

  6. Sprinkle over the top of the apples.

  7. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the topping is golden brown.

  8. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes and then serve.

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