When we signed up for our weekly veggie share we made a pact to challenge our comfort zone and use every item, regardless of whether we’ve never heard of or tasted it.  Occasionally the obscure squash will throw us off a bit, but for the most part we’ve done pretty well learning to use all the items each week. In fact, we’re almost disappointed when something common, like lettuce, is thrown in the mix. This time of year our weekly veggie share is packed with items like crisp green apples, kale, cauliflower and mushrooms which are all items we regularly use so there’s not much exotic going on in our kitchen.

So when you find yourself with 8 delicious, crispy green apples, you can either throw them in a smoothie, juice them, make homemade apple sauce, or make something much more enjoyable. Like  Baked Apple Crisp.

Think apple pie, but healthier.


Vegan, gluten-free Baked Apple Crisp

Vegan, gluten-free Baked Apple Crisp


  • 3 Large(or 4 small) Apples (Peeled and Sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 4 Tbsp Agave, Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (or Olive Oil)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl toss sliced apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1 tbsp of agave, honey or maple syrup.
  3. Lightly oil an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
  4. Add apple mixture and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. While apples bake, mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
  6. Break up coconut oil and mix it in as well as you can.
  7. After baking the apples for 10 minutes remove them from the oven.
  8. Sprinkle and spread the topping mixture over the apples.
  9. Place back in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Apple Crisp is done when the topping is golden brown.