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Favorite Fall Treat {and it’s gluten free!}

October 22, 2013
Love this treat!

When fall rolls around each year, I always say that it’s my favorite season.  I’m not entirely sure that’s true; however, because it has one significant downfall … it leads to winter.  Winter,  which has got to be my least favorite season – BY FAR.  Why do I live in Minnesota, then, you ask?  Not sure.  Family?  The wonderful summers?  Because I’ve never lived outside the upper Midwest (and it’s better than Iowa … sorry, Matt)?  Yes to all of the above.  But, I do love a lot about this season … breaking out the sweaters again, eating apples, drinking apple cider, drinking Oktoberfest beers, hayrides, pumpkins, the gorgeous leaves, the smell of burning leaves and campfires, college football (this time, it’s Iowa all the way … go Hawkeyes), and the windows open-refreshing, cool, crisp air.

One of my other favorites … Apple Crisp.  Hands down my all time favorite dessert.  My mom’s (actually it’s originally my Grandma’s)  recipe is the best I’ve ever had, and with some melty ice cream, is just about the best thing in the world.  Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit, but it is fantastic.  It’s super easy, too.  Only 5 ingredients!  Thing is, however, Matt eats gluten free (most all of the time), I attempt to eat gluten free (though, I’m slacking lately), and we just try to limit gluten in general around our house.  My mom’s apple crisp is not gluten free.  Shoot!!  It can’t be that good and healthy, huh … asking for too much??

So… Almond Flour to the rescue!  All I did was substitute the flour in my mom’s/grandma’s recipe with Almond Flour, and you’d never taste the difference!

It’s still not exactly healthy, but it is gluten free!  It’s SUPER simple.  And it’s my favorite fall treat.  I’ve made it twice in the past three days (it goes fast around our house).

Interested yet?  You should be … you’re about to find your new favorite fall treat!

Here’s what you need:

  • 6-7 peeled and sliced apples.  My mom and I swear by Haralson apples.  Best tasting!
  • 1 cup of sugar + 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 stick of melted butter (1/2 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Grease 8×8 baking pan OR round 9” pan
  3. Lay apple slices in bottom of pan
  4. Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl, sprinkle on top of apples
  5. For crumble:  In medium bowl, with spoon or fork, mix together 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of almond flour, 1 stick (1/2 cup) of melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle crumble on top of apples evenly (works best to distribute with your hands)
  7. Bake uncovered for 60 minutes.

Here are some pictures to make your mouth water …

Only 5 ingredients!

Only 5 ingredients!


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Ready to bake!

Ready to bake!

And one hour later ...

And one hour later …

Love this treat!

Top with some ice cream … and ENJOY!!

I hope you give this a try AND LOVE it as much as I do!  Happy Fall!

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