This gluten-free apple crisp recipe uses a delicious, healthy topping that's packed with whole grains, super seeds, hazelnuts and spices. If you don't feel like making the spice blend, you can sub a dash of ground cinnamon, clove and ginger.
10small gala applesor other semi-sweet variety (about 2 ½ lbs), quartered, cored and thinly sliced ¼ -inch thick
In a large mixing bowl, toss the apples, lemon juice, and maple syrup until well-combined. Transfer to an 8x8 baking dish and arrange in an even layer.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the topping: coconut oil (it should be semi-solid), almond butter, maple syrup, oats, flax meal, coconut, sea salt, and winter spice mix. Work the crumble with your fingers or a fork until the mixture resembles pea-sized clumps. Fold in the hazelnuts and spoon the topping over the apples in an even layer.
Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, crème fraiche or coconut yogurt.