when it comes to healthy fall apple desserts, all you need are roasted apples, a maple-almond butter sauce like the recipe below and a bit of cinnamon. Baking, stewing or roasting apples actually releases pectin, a fiber that gives apple desserts that glossy look and provides a soothing benefit that’s good for our guts. 

You can search the site for deconstructed apple pie, an incredible apple galette from the Obamas and other cozy apple dessserts, but this version from clean-eating inspo, Earthy Andy is kind of the ultimate. Andy’s adorable family lives close to the earth in the most beautiful way possible and we’re always inspired by the way they get outside, get active and eat clean. 

Watch this adorable, drool-worthy video and get the recipe from Andy here…

My weakness is warm, gooey, cinnamon apple crisp made gluten-free and vegan, topped with coconut whipped cream and a homemade maple caramel drizzle! This crisp is my mom’s old recipe that we just tweaked to make gluten free and vegan-friendly! Not claiming your gonna get healthier eating it but it will make ya happy.

Gluten-Free Apple Crumble + Caramel Sauce


7 or 8 apples peeled, cored and sliced into a 9×13 lightly greased pan

for the topping:
2 cups gluten free oats
1 cup all purpose gluten free flour
1 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup coconut butter/or fave vegan butter

for the caramel:
½ cup pure maple syrup
½ cup creamy nut butter ( I used a natural coconut macadamia peanut butter
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
pinch of sea salt


Cut up the apples and spread evenly throughout a baking dish. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the ingredients for the topping, then “cut” in the coconut butter (slicing back and forth with two knives) to make clumps.

Sprinkle the crumble loosely on top of apples (do not pack down). Bake at 350 for 1 hour until crisp on top and apples are soft.

Meanwhile, make the caramel sauce by combining all ingredients into a blender. Blend until completely smooth.

Allow the crip to cool slightly before serving. Top with coconut whip cream and maple coconut caramel. Enjoy!

Drool over our other fave grain-free dessert recipes here!

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