Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

This recipe took a lot of self-control on my part……not to eat the whole damn dish…..in one sitting…alone…..and then hide the evidence from my family.

A lot of self-control.

Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

But I managed. Despite my kitchen smelling of warm cozy cinnamon and sweet baking apples. Regardless of the tangy cranberries calling my name, I managed to hold off eating this Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble long enough to photograph it for you lovely people, and then share it with my family.

Well, some of it.

Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble is the perfect fall blend of sweet apples and tangy cranberries in on warm and cozy naturally sweetened dessert that is perfect for curling up with on a crisp fall morning or to share with a crowd as an easy and delicious dessert. 

I made this particular crumble grain-free because that is mainly how I eat. I have found that after years and years of dieting and trying out oodles of different eating styles that my body is happiest when I keep my grain intake really minimal. Less bloat. Less crash. Happier me.

And the more that we ate grain-free meals and foods, the more that I noticed that my family also benefited from a more Paleo focused way of eating.

Especially my daughter. She wasn't jonesing for snacks quite so much and she didn't seem to have blood sugar highs and lows that sent her emotions and behavior on a roller coaster.  Grain-free and/or Paleo might not be the right way to eat for everyone and every family, but it is the best move for my crew and so that is how we mainly roll these days.

Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

 

The good news here is that even if YOU don’t eat a grain-free diet, you will love and adore this crumble. It’s so stinking easy and fast to whip up and the end result is full of classic seasonal flavors that it is hard not to enjoy….especially if you dollop a little vanilla ice cream on your serving.

Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble

Not only is this cobbler grain-free, but I made it with really clean and simple ingredients. Naturally sweetened with fruit and honey or maple syrup, it is delicious enough to serve for dessert but healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast. You will have no regrets bringing this crumble to a holiday feast or gathering, as it will be enjoyed by all. However, you will be quite bummed when you don’t have any leftover to bring home to enjoy the next morning with your coffee.

Sorry, folks. These are the breaks.

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Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble
Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble is the perfect fall blend of sweet apples and tangy cranberries in on warm and cozy naturally sweetened dessert that is perfect for curling up with on a crisp fall morning or to share with a crowd as an easy and delicious dessert. 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups apples cored and diced (I left my peels on, but you can remove if you like)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons honey or maple syrup, divided
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil + extra for greasing
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9x9 baking dish with a little coconut oil.In the prepared baking dish, combine apple, cranberries, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons honey/maple syrup, arrowroot flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss a few times with a large spoon to combine.In a medium bowl, combine almond meal, 2 tablespoons honey/maple syrup, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, remaining coconut oil and sea salt. Using clean hands, mix the topping until it is well combined. Crumble topping evenly over the cranberry apple mixture.Bake for 20 minutes or until topping looks slightly crispy and brown.Enjoy warm or cold. There is no wrong way to crumble.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6-8 servings
Grain-Free Cranberry Apple Crumble