Paleo Apple Crisp

Hey there party people! I literally can't believe how long its been since I did a recipe post on the blog... towards the end of our time in Oklahoma I literally could not get myself to cook anything monumental in our "kitchen". For those of you newcomers to the blog, Daniel and I lived in a Holiday Inn Express for 5 months during some of his army training, and that is where the blog was born! I cooked everything in a plug in skillet and toaster oven and blogged some of them (bless my heart). By the end of everything and the chaos of moving cross country, the food side of Sincerely Scotty sort of disappeared. 

I AM HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE A KITCHEN AGAIN! All the church people yelled AMEN. It's literally been the best and most incredible gift in the whole wide world. I can't even tell you how many times I have used my mixer and oven and dishwasher. Oh - em - gee is all I can say. 

With Thanksgiving in a few days, I was thinking hard about a delish but healthy dessert to have with all the non - healthy options we will have. I had a ton of honey crisp apples at the house so I got creative and made this healthy, paleo, gluten free apple crisp!

IT'S SO GOOD Y'ALL. I not even ashamed to say it because it has nothing to do with me and everything to do with sweet apples and the best crumble on earth. These guys just showed up for us, thank you Lord! 

The crumble is a combo of gluten free oats, sweet dates, nutty pecans, organic maple syrup and so much else. This is so good and healthy enough that I've been eating it for breakfast (don't tell anyone!)

Ingredients for the crumble:
*Disclaimer - technically oats are not paleo, so I used gluten free oats. If you cannot tolerate the gluten free oats, contact me and I can try a non oat option!
1 cup of gluten free oats
1/2 cup of almond meal
1 cup of pecans
3 pitted dates
2 tbsp organic maple syrup
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp ghee (or butter or coconut oil)
3-4 apples (I used honey crisp - cut into chunks)
1 tbsp of arrowroot flour
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 tbsp coconut sugar

Directions:
1. Place the oats, almond meal, pecans, pitted dates, maple syrup, sea salt, and ghee into a food processor. Pulse a few times until everything is roughly combined (don't pulse too much!)
2. Cut apples into chunks and place into a cooking dish (a medium sized casserole dish).
3. Mix the arrowroot flour, cinnamon, and coconut sugar into the apples and stir around. 
4. Top the apples with the crumble. 
5. Cook at 350 degrees for 40-45 mins until bubbly!
6. Top with a drizzle of maple syrup, or ice cream if you can tolerate dairy!
7. ENJOY!

I pray each and every one of you have a SPLENDID Thanksgiving with your loves! 

PS -- you will find some of the paleo / gluten free pantry staples linked below for purchase!

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