Healthy Apple Crisp (Gluten-Free)

For the apples:

  • 10 apples
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon

For the crumble topping:

  • 2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans (I use pecans)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Peel apples and dice into cubes of approximately equal size. In a large bowl, toss with maple syrup, water, and cinnamon. Pour apples into greased 9″ x 9″ baking dish. In the same (now empty) bowl, add oats, almond flour, nuts, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil or butter, and maple syrup. Stir crumble topping together and pour into baking dish on top of apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes until apples are soft. This is wonderful served fresh or room tempt. Can also be served with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!

Recipe from Healthy Liv

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Apple Tortilla Pie

Apple Tortilla Pie


4 Tbs butter
1 cup applesauce
½ cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
¼ cup honey
1½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
4 cups peeled and chopped apples
3 whole wheat flour tortillas (I use this recipe)

1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the remaining ingredients (except
apples and tortillas) and stir until combined.
2. Reserve a few tablespoons of the sauce for later. Stir in the chopped apples.
3. Grease a 9″ pie pan. Place a tortilla in the base of the pan. Layer on ½ of the apple filling.
Place the second tortilla on top. Layer on the remaining apple filling and top with the third
tortilla. Spread the reserved sauce on top of the tortilla.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until bubbly and the apples are tender.
5. Serve warm or cooled.

From Blog of Joy

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Baked Apple Oatmeal


Moist baked oatmeal, spiced with apples and cinnamon and topped with flax and pecans.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp mace (or nutmeg)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apple (about 1 medium apple)


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbs ground flaxseed (or flour)
  • 1 Tbs sucanat
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs melted butter


Stir together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, mace, and salt. In a separate bowl, blend the eggs, buttermilk, applesauce, sucanat, and honey. Mix in the dry ingredients. Stir in the apples. Pour into a greased 8″ by 8″ baking dish. Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the oatmeal. Gently press the topping into the oatmeal. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serve warm or cooled.

Serves 8

From Blog of Joy

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Apple Tuna Sandwiches

  • 2 cans (4.5 oz.) water-packed tuna
  • 1/2 C mayonnaise
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped fine
  • handful of walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion slice, chopped fine
  • 2 T sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 apple, chopped fine
  • toasted bread
  • lettuce

In a large bowl, combine ingredients through relish. Stir in apple.

from Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes

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Autumn Chili

  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomoato sauce
  • 32 oz vegetable broth
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 4 apples, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 5 carrots, chopped into bite-size piece
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped butternut squash
  • 3 (15 oz) cans organic black beans, drained and rinsed

Place all ingredients in a cock pot and and set on high 4-5 hours, or on low 6-8 hours.

Note: This chili can also be made on the stove top instead of in a crock pot. Simply add all ingredients to a large stockpot and bring to a boil. Then turn down the heat to medium and cook for at least 1 hour. The longer the flavors have to combine, the better!

Adapted from

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Cinnamon Apple Cake

1/2 cup  honey granules (sugar)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
2 cups flour (freshly milled)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sucanat (brown sugar)
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
4 cups peeled and chopped apples (about 3 large or 4 small)

Beat the honey granules, honey, butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Combine the sucanat and cinnamon. Combine 2 Tbs of the cinnamon mixture and the apples in a bowl; stir apple mixture into the batter. Pour into a greased 9″ by 13″ pan and sprinkle with  the remaining 2 Tbs of cinnamon mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Serve warm or cooled.

adapted from

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Perfect Apple Pie

Makes two pies

Pie Crust:

4 1/2 cups freshly milled flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 sticks cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 – 3/4 cup ice water

Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. (I use my stand up mixer.) Cut in the butter until crumbly. Pour in the water a few tablespoons at a time until the dough is very moist. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.


11 cups apples, peeled and sliced (about 8 apples)
1 1/2 cups sucanat w/honey (or sugar)
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg (or allspice)
1/8 tsp salt

While the pie crust dough is chilling, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Add the apples and stir until evenly coated.

Divide the pie crust dough in half for the two pies. Divide each piece of dough so that 2/3 of the dough is for the base crust and 1/3 is for the top. Roll each base crust out into circles and place in 9″ pie pans. Fill with the apple filling. Top each pie with the reaming dough as desired. (I did a lattice top.) Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book (circa 1980)

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Apple Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 C apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/4 C golden raisins
  • 1/4 C chopped pecans
  • 1/3 C sugar or honey granules
  • 1 C butter
  • 3/4 C brown sugar or sucanat
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 2 C quick cooking rolled oats

In saucepan combine fruits, nuts, light sugar, and 2 T water.  Cook and stir till thick and apple is tender, about 10 minutes.  Cream butter and brown sugar till fluffy.  Beat in eggs.  Mix together dry ingredients; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture.  Stir in oats.  Reserve 3/4 C dough. Drop remainder from teaspoon onto baking stone; make depression in centers; top with apple filling and dab of reserved dough.  Bake at 370 degrees for 12 minutes.  Makes 36

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

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Apple Puffed Pancake

  • 2 C milk
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 C flour
  • 1/2 C butter, melted
  • 4 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 C brown sugar or sucanat

Place butter in the bottom of two 9×13″ baking dishes, with apple slices on top.  Bake at 425 degrees until apples and butter are bubbling (about 10 minutes).  Meanwhile, whirl all remaining ingredients in the blender, except the brown sugar.  Pour liquid over bubbly apples in dish.  Sprinkle with brown sugar.  Bake for 20 minutes, allowing the “pancake” to puff up.  Serve with syrup (or fruit jams), and fresh bread or toast.


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Apple-Date Drops

  • 1 C butter
  • 1 3/4 C sucanat with honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C applesauce
  • 4 C flour
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 2 t salt
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 2 C chopped dates
  • 2 C chopped nuts

Cream butter and sugar, blending well.  Add eggs and applesauce and stir in sifted dry ingredients.  Add dates and nuts.  Drop cookies onto baking stone.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12-13 minutes.

(Recipe slightly adapted from The St. Petersburg Times)

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