Apple Crisp (AIP/Paleo/Refined Sugar-Free)

Ah comfort food! Simply thinking of the words “comfort food” takes me back in time to my childhood and I can smell the apple crisp baking in the oven. In my opinion, apple crisp is the ultimate comfort food.  I have fond memories of enjoying it with my family.

Doesn’t it have all the features a dessert dish would ever need?  The apples give the tartness while the  cinnamon adds a hint of spice, the butter gives it the fat and the brown sugar, the sweetness. Let’s not forget the multiple textures, soft apple filling, crispness from the browned oat topping, top it with whipped cream or ice cream and you have it ALL!  

No one should ever have to give up their comfort food. I certainly didn’t want to give mine up, but I did for awhile. It made me sad, very sad, which of course made me want comfort food, but I stayed strong!  

Then came Otto’s cassava flour and my baking will forever be changed, Have you all heard of this flour? It’s AH-mazing and puts the crisp in ‘AIP Apple crisp’, something my prior GF/DF crisps were missing. This now makes no sense, how could I have even called them crisps if they weren’t crispy? But I did, and I ate them, but they were lacking.

Now this apple crisp recipe, this is what I remember eating growing up!  Ah comfort food!  I hope this dish gives you as much comfort as it has for me on this AIP journey.

Apple Crisp (AIP/Paleo/Sugar-Free)

Apple Crisp (AIP/Paleo/Sugar-Free)



  1. Grease a 10 inch pie pan, or cast iron pan with coconut oil.
  2. Place apples in pan then sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Combine dry topping ingredients together.
  4. Mix in melted coconut oil and maple syrup.
  5. Spread topping on top of apples, trying to get it as even as possible.
  6. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes
  7. Eat alone or top with coconut cream.
  8. Enjoy!

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Thank you soooo much for this recipe! Very yummy!


I love this, I make two because I cant stop eating first one….


This looks amazing!!! Love cassava flour!

I just got a pressure cooker… do you think this could be made in that? If so, what settings? I’m a total pressure cooker newbie, so excuse my naivety if it’s very much not possible ;]


I made this for my NYE dessert. Best recipe of its kind I’ve ever tried! So so good! It was as good or better than apple pie and for once I felt indulgent instead of deprived. Thank you!