Better For You Cast-Iron Apple Crisp


Nothing says “Fall” to me more than apple crisp! Something about cinnamon apples mixed with a delicious, sweet, crunchy topping makes it the perfect combination of texture and flavors that I literally crave in the winter months. I have never been a huge fan of plain apple pie, mostly because it often tastes a bit bland to me. Subbing out the crust for a crumble topping is totally the way to go!

As you all know by now, I like to take classic recipes and tweak them a bit to make them a tad bit healthier. This particular crisp is made with zero refined flour, and just three tablespoons of butter! Additionally, I have sneakily added some coconut sugar into the recipe to cut down on refined sugar. But let’s be honest, apple crisp isn’t the real deal without some brown sugar. There’s definitely no substitution there!


There are some personal preferences I’d like to touch on quickly. First off, I like to cut my apples a certain way: in cubes, half inch or so. I think they cook so well this way and make it easier to eat and serve in this form. Second, I love making this particular dish in a cast iron skillet because it is just so easy to layer in the apples and pack on the crumble topping. On top of it, you can serve directly from the skillet with scoops of your favorite ice cream on top!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have! We have made it twice in the past month- mostly for recipe testing purposes 😉 It is sure to be a crowd pleaser and is perfect for those cold fall nights or holiday parties!


Apple Filling

  • 6-7 Large Apples, cubed
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Crumble Topping

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup oat four
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for apple filling. Mix well until apples are evenly coated.
  • Spread apples evenly into cast iron skillet.
  • In the same bowl used for apples, combine almond flour, oat flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, sea salt, vanilla extract.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt together butter and coconut oil. Pour over dry ingredients and combine until crumbly dough forms.
  • Pack crumble on top of apples.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until apples are bubbling and crust turns slightly golden.
  • Enjoy served warm and topped with ice cream of choice!

Enjoy! xx Kels

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