Grain-Free Apple Cranberry Crisp

This healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp is the perfect healthier dessert for the holidays. It’s made without oats, with a nice pop of color and tartness thanks to added cranberries and is sweetened just right! It’s also vegan, paleo-friendly and with dairy-free options.

Paleo apple crisp recipe in a bowl.
Gluten Free Apple Crisp

This Gluten Free Apple Crisp should definitely be included on your Thanksgiving table this year! What I love about this is the balance of flavor between the sweet juicy apples and the burst of tartness and pop of color from the cranberries. They give a beautiful red hue to dish. The crisp topping is made using almond flour and finely chopped walnuts. There is a dairy-free option as well and absolutely no refined sugar in the whole dessert!

Ingredients Needed

gluten free cranberry apple crispHow do you make an apple crisp without oats?

Not only is this Cranberry Apple Crisp gluten-free, it’s also grain free! The crisp topping is made without any oats at all, instead using a combination of walnuts and almond flour. You could also substitute pecans if you prefer. To make the grain-free crisp:

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add in the liquid sweetener (you can choose between maple syrup or honey), a splash of vanilla extract and either coconut oil or butter. The fat must be at solid room temperature. It should be soft enough to mix into the dry ingredients easily. Mix it together either using or fork, or crumble it together using your fingers.

Which Apples to Use

Admittedly, not all apples are created equally. While they all taste delicious, different apples perform better for cooking, eating and baking. It’s great to use a mix of apples for this crisp, or you can just pick one variety. For this, you want an apple that has good flavor but will hold it’s shape for the long baking time. We liked a mix of gala and Granny Smith, but any apple that is good for baking will work here.

Best Apples for Gluten Free Apple Crisp:

vegan gluten free apple crispHow to Serve Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Serve this Cranberry Apple Crisp slightly warm or at room temperature. If you serve it very hot, the juice will be very thin. As it cools, it thickens.

You can make this dessert up to 1 day ahead of time. Cover and leave at room temperature.

Serve as is, with ice cream or dairy-free coconut whipped cream.

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Grain-Free Apple Cranberry Crisp

Who doesn’t love a good munchkin? These Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts are grain-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar! The batter is made in one bowl and easily baked up in the oven for the perfect fall treat.

gluten free apple cider donuts in a bowlGluten Free Apple Cider Donuts

‘Tis the season for Apple Cider Donuts! For many it’s a fall right of passage to go apple picking, and what is apple picking without those amazing apple cider donuts? Well, obviously most farms are not frying up gluten-free versions, so we knew this is just the time to whip up a batch of these gluten free Apple Cider Donut Holes! They are SO EASY to make, simply whisk together in one bowl, and then bake up in the oven. You can make them in a mini donut hole pan like we did, or in a regular donut pan. Once they’ve come out of the oven they get a quick dip in butter or coconut oil and a mixture of coconut sugar and cinnamon. They’re free from refined sugars, dairy-free and SO GOOD.

paleo apple cider donut batter going into a panGluten Free Apple Cider Donut Ingredients

Can These be Made into Regular Baked Donuts?

Yes! This recipe makes 20 donut holes or it can be baked in a regular donut pan to make 6 donuts. 

Don’t Have a Donut Pan?

Make these in a mini muffin pan and turn them into apple cider mini muffins. Line the muffin tin with parchment or silicone liners, and once cooked you can coat the top in the butter and sugar mixture.

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Paleo Apple Cider Donut Holes

These Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts are grain-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar! The batter is made in one bowl and easily baked up in the oven for the perfect fall treat. They can be made as donut holes or as regular donuts.


Yields 20 donut holes or 6 donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free, Paleo, Dairy-free
Difficulty: Easy
Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

For Donuts

For Sugar Coating

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a donut hole pan (or donut pan).
  2. Make the donut batter: Add cider, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla to a medium bowl and whisk together to combine. To the bowl, add the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Whisk until the batter is fully combine with no lumps.
  3. Drop a tablespoon of batter into each hole (or if using a donut pan divide the batter to make 6 donuts).
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the donuts from the pan and let them cool for 10 minutes on a baking rack. 
  5. Meanwhile place melted butter (or coconut oil) in a shallow bowl. Place coconut sugar and cinnamon in another shallow bowl and mix well.
  6. Dip donut holes into butter followed by dipping them into the cinnamon sugar.
  7. Serve immediately or keep covered for up to 1 day at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

  1. Alternatively, you can bake these in a mini muffin pan and turn them into apple cider mini muffins. Line the muffin tin with parchment or silicone liners, and once cooked you can coat the top in the butter / sugar mixture.

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Gluten Free Apple Cider Donut Holes

This skillet Pork Chops with Apples recipe is the quintessential fall meal. The pork chops are perfectly cooked and paired with sweet and savory fall flavors like sage, apple cider and apples.

Baked Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

I love it when recipes have minimal ingredient lists but are full of flavor. This skillet baked Pork Chops with Apples recipe is easy to put together, but so darn delicious. Perfectly cooked pork chops are baked with a quickly made skillet sauce of apple cider, dijon mustard and fresh sage and paired with sweet and savory apples and onions. You can enjoy this meal as it is, or serve it with mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice or spaghetti squash.

Ingredients for the Baked Pork Chops

What is the correct temperature for pork?

Over the years, the USDA has changed the recommended cooking temperature for pork. A while back it was recommend that pork be treated like chicken and cooked to 165ºF to kill of any potentially harmful bacteria. But with time it was discovered that the bacteria was actually safely killed at 140º and so the recommend cooking temperature was decreased to 145ºF with a three minute rest period. When lean cuts of pork are overcooked they can be a bit dry, so we recommend following the USDA guidelines and cooking these boneless pork chops to 145º and then letting them rest. We recommend using an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat to test the temperature.

What to Serve with Apple Baked Pork Chops

This dish is hearty enough served as is, but it’s also delicious with a side to help soak up that delicious sauce. Some options to serve alongside are:

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Skillet Baked Pork Chops with Apples

These skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions is the quintessential fall meal. The pork chops are perfectly cooked and paired with sweet and savory fall flavors like sage, apple cider and apples.


Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine Gluten-free, Whole30, Paleo
Difficulty: Moderate
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops, about 6 ounces each, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced ¼ thick
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced into 8 pieces each
  • ½ cup fresh apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a large cast iron pan over medium-high heat. When hot, sear pork chops, until browned, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add in onions and apples and saute until beginning to soften and brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Carefully add in the apple cider, mustard, sage and salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes until the cider is reduced by half making sure to scrape up any browned bits.
  6. Return the pork chops to the pan and place in the oven and cook for 6-8 minutes until an internal temperature reaches 145º or until cooked to desired temperature.
  7. Serve hot with mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice or steamed veggies.

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Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

This Upside Down Gluten Free Apple Cake is unbelievably simple to make and so delicious. It’s grain-free, nut-free and dairy-free but with no shortage of delicious apple cinnamon flavor. It’s perfect to serve up for Rosh Hashanah or to whip up for a weekend baking project after you’ve gone apple picking.

upside down apple honey cake with caramel on a platterGluten Free Apple Cake

We’re bringing an oldie but a GOODIE out from the archives, updated with new photos! This Gluten-free Upside Down Apple Cake was originally published back in 2015, but we thought it was time to give this simple and delicious cake an updated look. I developed this recipe to be a grain-free and gluten-free alternative for a Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake. Whether you celebrate or not, this is the ultimate Fall cake all season long! This cake is fluffy, moist, flavorful, and loaded with your favorite Fall flavors. It’s also made using a dairy-free honey caramel that is to die for.

apples with paleo caramelHow to Make Upside Down Gluten Free Apple Cake

To make this Gluten Free Apple Cake, you’ll start off by making Paleo Caramel. I promise, it’s easy to make. We wrote a whole post all about how to make it, so if you are looking for more information or to read about the different sugar options you have for making it, be sure to check that out. For this cake, if you want to make it for Rosh Hashanah be sure to make the caramel with honey.

After you make the honey, you’ll want to grease a pan (we used coconut oil) and layer some sliced apples inside of it. Be creative as you want when layering in the apples. Just make sure the apples are sliced thin, and are basically uniform in size so they cook evenly. Next you’ll pour in the caramel and set aside the pan.

Making the cake couldn’t be easier. It’s made all in one bowl, with a handful of simple paleo ingredients. We love that this recipe is both grain free AND nut free, using just two flours: tapioca and coconut. After the cake has been made, you’ll pour the batter on top of the apples and smooth it out before baking.

Once the cake is baked, you’ll let it cool slightly before inverting the cake on to a platter!

Slice of gluten free apple cake on a plateTools Needed for this Gluten Free Upside Down Cake

While this cake definitely looks impressive, you don’t need any fancy kitchen equipment to make it. The caramel is made on the stove top, and the cake is whisked together in a bowl. No thermometer or stand mixer needed! To make this you’ll need:

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Caramel Apple Upside Down Honey Cake

When fall is here apples are the queen of the farmer’s market. Aside from eating fresh, apples are great for baking AND cooking. This post has some of our favorite Gluten Free Apple Recipes!

Gluten Free Apple Recipes

There is no better way to get into the spirit of fall than to include apples in as many dishes as possible. Whether you’ve been apple picking and have a few bushels or couldn’t resist picking up a peck or two at the farmer’s market, we’ve got you covered for our best Gluten Free Apple recipes!

Apple Sage Turkey MeatballsSavory Gluten Free Apple Recipes

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions: These boneless Pork Chops with Apples recipe is the quintessential fall meal. The pork chops are perfectly cooked and paired with sweet and savory fall flavors like sage, apple cider and apples.

One Pot Apple Cider Braised Chicken: This One-Pot Apple Cider Braised Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon is the perfect fall meal! Packed with vegetables and hearty autumn flavor, this dish will be the hit of any dinner, weekday or weeknight!

Apple Sage Turkey Meatballs: These Apple Sage Turkey Meatballs are the perfect fall dinner. They’re warm and comforting with just enough hint of spice to make you remember the season has changed. But even better is that you can have them on your table in under 30 minutes after coming home from fantastic fall activities! Oh, and they’re paleo, gluten-free and absolutely kid-friendly!

Sheet Pan Kielbasa Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner: This Sheet Pan Kielbasa Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner has unique flavors and is an easy way to get dinner on the table. Aside from prepping up a few veggies it’s largely hands-off cooking which means more time in your life! It’s Paleo and Whole30 friendly and will be a hit with the whole family.

Apple Dill Chicken Salad: This refreshing salad takes 10 minutes to toss together, all in one-bowl for minimal cleanup, and loaded with delicious Fall flavors.

Paleo Apple Scones RecipeSweet Gluten Free Apple Recipes

Apple Upside Down Cake: This cake is unbelievably simple to make and so delicious. It’s grain-free, nut-free and dairy-free but with no shortage of delicious apple cinnamon flavor. It’s perfect to serve up for Rosh Hashanah or to whip up for a weekend baking project after you’ve gone apple picking.

Apple Cider Donuts: Who doesn’t love a good munchkin? These Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts are grain-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar! The batter is made in one bowl and easily baked up in the oven for the perfect fall treat.

Apple Butter: This Slow Cooker Apple Butter has no added sugar and is my all-time favorite Fall spread. It’s Whole30 compliant, paleo-friendly, and is so delicious! It’s filled with in-season fresh apples and fall spices that will make you’re home smell heavenly.

Apple Hand Pies (Gluten-Free): These Apple Hand Pies are such a great fall treat using my popular gluten-free pie crust recipe made with almond flour, and a classic apple pie filling that is heavy on the apple flavor, and perfect for so many things (hello pancakes & waffle topping)! They’re gluten-free and and the cutest thing to bake up with the bushels of fresh apples undoubtedly piling up in people’s homes this fall!  Plus, they are NOT hard to make!

Gluten Free Apple Galette: This Gluten Free Apple Pie has all the markings of the classic version we all know and love: a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apples laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s the perfect pie to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to celebrate the fall season! It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.

Gluten Free Apple Pie: This Gluten Free Apple Pie has all the markings of the classic version we all know and love: a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apples laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s the perfect pie to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to mark the fall season! It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.

Apple Cider Sangria: This Apple Cider Sangria is everyone’s favorite Fall cocktail! It’s flavorful, packed with cinnamon, ginger, apple cider, and white wine for the perfect dinner party sangria! Serve it with a caramel rim (or opt out for simplicity), make a large pitcher, and enjoy this easy fall cocktail!

Apple Pie Chia Pudding

Breakfast Apple Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal: This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe is just what you need to make for breakfast! It is as good freshly baked as it is for meal prep. This classic flavor combination smells so good when it is baking, and bonus it’s so easy to put together. This dairy-free and gluten free oatmeal bake doesn’t contain any refined sugars and is a great fiber-rich and filling breakfast or snack.

Apple Pie Chia Pudding: Making chia pudding could not be more simple, just like overnight oats. PLUS, you can get creative and make it to satisfy your favorite tastes and/or your sweet tooth. Now that Fall is in the air (and the farm is stocking up with my favorite Fall produce), I wanted to mix in something warm, like warm apple pie filling infused with just the right amount of cinnamon. You with me on this one? Packed with nutrients, delicious, and filling. Pure heaven, and took a total of 3 minutes to prepare!

Gluten-Free Apple Scones: These Gluten-Free Apple Scones are the perfect fall baking recipe. They are light and crumbly and full of apples and cinnamon. They are such a treat to serve to serve on crisp fall morning! I am so excited that we’ve finally perfected the ultimate gluten-free scones that will be the hit of your weekend brunch, the star of the dessert table, or the perfect snack!

Apple Sage Breakfast Sausage: These Apple Sage Breakfast Sausage are the perfect addition to your morning breakfast! They are simple to prepare and packed with flavor.

Apple Oat Muffins: These Healthy Apple Muffins are made with oat flour and are packed with seasonal apples and raisins. These gluten free apple muffins are easy to make, using just one bowl to put together! They make a great on-the-go breakfast or snack, will be a hit with picky kids and are 100% nut-free!

Guide To ApplesGuide To Eating And Baking With Apples

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Gluten Free Apple Recipes

Our Favorite Gluten Free Apple Recipes

This Apple Chia Seed Pudding is the perfect make-ahead breakfast! It is a delicious egg-free breakfast option that everybody will love, and the topping taste like a healthy apple pie filling! This seasonal breakfast is gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

apple chia seed pudding in a jarApple Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast

If you don’t know what chia seed pudding is, you are definitely going to read this! Chia seed pudding is simply chia seeds that are thickened with a milk of choice until they’ve reached a pudding like consistency. It’s an easy and healthy breakfast option that is simple to make. I love chia seeds because of their nutritional value, and I really enjoy the texture. So it’s a no brainer to use them to make Apple Chia Seed Pudding. And now that Fall is in the air (and the farm is stocking up with my favorite Fall produce), I wanted to mix in something warm, like warm apple pie filling infused with just the right amount of cinnamon. You with me on this one? Packed with nutrients, delicious, and filling.

Apple Chia Seed Pudding Ingredients

apple filling for chia seed pudding

Are chia seeds paleo and healthy?

Yes! Chia seeds are a Paleo-friendly and nutrient-dense. They’re easy to digest and can even aid in digestion by helping this move along! They are also contain omega-3’s which means they’re not only good for your body but also good for your brain!

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

How long will this apple chia pudding last?

Chia pudding will last for a few days in the refrigerator, up to about 5. It’s preferable to store the apple filling separate from the chia seed pudding, but it will still hold up alright if you’d like to completely make this ahead of time.

The recipe can easily be halved, double or tripled for an easy grab and go breakfast or healthy snack.

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Baked Apple Pie Chia Pudding

This Gluten Free Apple Galette is similar to an apple pie with a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apple, but easier to put together! It’s the perfect dessert to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to celebrate the fall season! It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.

A whole gluten free apple galette
Gluten-Free Apple Galette Recipe

This Gluten Free Apple Galette is everything you want in an apple dessert for fall: juicy cinnamon apples with just the right hint of spice encased in a buttery pastry. It’s like a classic apple pie without all the work of baking it in a pie dish! We turned to our favorite pie dough that uses almond and tapioca flour and butter.

A galette is very similar to an apple pie, but a bit more rustic in appearance. It also can feel less intimidating to make a galette vs. a pie, and you don’t need a pie tin! The pie crust holds all that apple filling all on its own. This is the quintessential fall dessert to make (or this, or this)!

A gluten free apple galette with ice cream on itIngredients Needed

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paleo apple dessert for fall sliced upTips for Making Gluten Free Pie Crust:

  1. Get all of the ingredients prepared before you begin: Measure out the dry ingredients, cut the butter and make sure it is chilled and crack the egg with the honey in a bowl.
  2. Don’t over-process the dough: Once it has come together stop running the food processor.
  3. Wrap it up! Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap, either in 1 or 2 disks, depending on if you are making a double batch.
  4. Let it chill! The longer this dough chills, the better. It’s best to let it sit overnight, but at a minimum it needs 4 hours.

A bite of a gluten free apple galetteTips for Making the Perfect Apple Galette

  1. Make the crust 1-2 days ahead of time.
  2. To roll it out we suggest using plastic wrap. Place a piece of plastic wrap down, then place the dough on top, then place another piece of plastic wrap and roll out between the two. We don’t normally tend to suggest using plastic for anything, but with this dough it really works out better on plastic vs. parchment. If you don’t own plastic wrap (we don’t blame you!) parchment paper can work too. Wax paper might work as well, but we did not test that.
  3. Make sure the crust is cold when rolling it out and working with it. If it’s getting too warm and melty, place it back in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  4. When peeling and slicing the apples, squeeze apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  5. You do not need to make any fancy design when placing the apples inside of the pie crust! But if you want to you can place the apples in concentric circles, overlapping slightly, to look like a flower. Using parchment as aid, fold plain crust border up over apples, pinching any cracks in crust.
  6. Place the rolled out pie dough on a piece of parchment for baking. When folding up the crust around the apples, use the parchment paper as an aid. Pinch together any cracks that form.
  7. You can brush the pie crust with an egg wash made from an egg whisked with a splash of water. Sprinkle the crust with raw sugar, if desired for improved texture and taste!

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Apple Galette

 





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Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

    Crust

    Filling

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
    2. In a food processor combine almond flour, tapioca flour, cold butter and sea salt.
    3. Add in raw honey, and egg (not the additional egg yolk) and process until combined.
    4. Transfer dough into the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, refrigerate as long as possible- 6-8 hours minimum.
    5. Remove and roll out between two sheets of parchment paper* until about 12 inches.
    6. In a bowl, combine apple filling ingredients and toss until completely coated.
    7. Place filling in the center of your dough and carefully fold the sides up**
    8. Whisk together one egg yolk, then brush crust with egg yolk mixture and sprinkle with optional coconut sugar or organic turbinado sugar
    9. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until crust is crispy and golden
    10. Remove and let cool before slicing

    Recipe Notes

    • *Don't roll out too too thin
    • **Use additional tapioca flour on your fingers if the dough gets a little sticky when working with it

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    Gluten Free Apple Galette

    This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe is just what you need to make for breakfast! It is as good freshly baked as it is for meal prep. This classic flavor combination smells so good when it is baking, and bonus it’s so easy to put together. This dairy-free and gluten free oatmeal bake doesn’t contain any refined sugars and is a great fiber-rich and filling breakfast or snack.

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    Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

    Everyone has been absolutely loving our new Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal, so we decided to make another amazing version!

    You CANNOT go wrong with apple and cinnamon baked in an oatmeal, right? This flavor combination reminds me of the little oatmeal packets I used to have when I was a kid, but of course cleaned up and using whole ingredients that I feel good about baking with and eating. It’s so easy to put together, using only one bowl and once it’s mixed together you place it in the oven and forget it. It’s perfect for breakfast, an after school snack or to bring along to a potluck.

    How long do you keep baked oats in the fridge

    What is baked oatmeal?

    Baked oatmeal is essentially an oatmeal casserole! It combines oats, milk of choice, flavoring and eggs with hands-off baking in the oven!

    How do you make baked oatmeal?

    It’s so easy!

    Can I bake oats?

    How do you serve baked oatmeal?

    There are a few ways you can serve baked oatmeal, besides digging right in with a spoon! You can scoop out a serving into a bowl and add a little extra milk of choice, like a warm cereal. You can slice it and eat is as warm or cold. This makes it a great meal prep options as you can bake it and eat some immediately and pack the rest away for later.

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    Apple and Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal


    Yields 9
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 40 minutes
    Total Time 50 minutes



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    Directions

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8" x 8" oven-safe dish. If desired, prepare a parchment sling by cutting out a piece of parchment paper slightly larger than the pan and placing it inside.
    2. In a large bowl add eggs and whisk to combine. Then almond milk, maple syrup, apple sauce, oil, and vanilla and whisk to fully combine. 
    3. To the wet ingredients add oats, baking powder, chia, cinnamon, salt and grated apples and mix until fully combined.
    4. Pour into prepared 8"x 8" dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the center is just barely firm.
    5. Scoop and serve warm as is or with almond milk, or cool and slice into 9 square portions.

    Recipe Notes

    1. We topped the oatmeal bake with a few pieces of diced apple. Reserve a small piece of the apple before grating if desired to top the oatmeal bake with.

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    Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Gluten-Free)

    This Gluten Free Apple Pie has all the markings of the classic version we all know and love: a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apples laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s the perfect pie to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to mark the fall season! It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.

    gluten free apple pie almond flour

    Gluten Free Apple Pie

    If you must know how to make one pie out there, THIS IS THE ONE. We knew when we were planning our apple recipes for this month that we had to include a Gluten Free Apple Pie because it is such an iconic American dessert, and for good reason! Apple pie is a must-make during the fall season: at least once!

    This recipe is definitely staying true to what we believe is a classic apple pie with juicy cinnamon and spice apples encased in a buttery pastry. We turned to our favorite pie dough that uses almond and tapioca flour and butter. If you are dairy free and are looking for a substitute for the butter in the crust, palm shortening or a non-dairy butter can work but it alters the flavor of the crust a bit. We also use tapioca flour in the filling to thicken the pie.

    We use a combination of gala and granny smith apples in this pie, but if those aren’t available check out this apple guide to figure out which apples are best for baking.

    almond flour pie crust with butter

    TIPS to make pie baking easy peasy:

    1. Make the crust 1-2 days ahead of time.
    2. Roll the crust out ahead of time. Place the bottom crust in a tin and cover with plastic. Place the top crust on a parchment lined baking sheet, and cover with plastic wrap. This ensures it doesn’t dry out. You can do this a day ahead or a few hours ahead of time. It also makes it easier to work with the crust since it’s already cold. If you are choosing to weave a lattice do so on a piece of parchment paper. When ready to place on the top crust of the pie simply invert the lattice from the parchment on to the filled pie.
    3. When peeling and slicing the apples, squeeze apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.
    4. When placing the apples inside of the rolled out dough, make sure to pack them in tightly! This reduces the chance that the filling will shrink when baking and leave a gap between the apples and top crust.
    5. Make sure the crust is cold when rolling it out and working with it. If it’s getting too warm and melty, place it back in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
    6. Make the whole pie a day ahead of time! You can leave it at room temperature, covered, for 24 hours. Simply place in the oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes to warm up, if desired.

    almond meal tart crust

    We chose to weave a lattice to top our apple pie, to show it can be done with gluten-free crust, but it is totally not necessary. You can simply place a rolled out crust on top with a few slits for steam to escape, or you could roll out the crust and stamp a few decorative designs or apple cut outs on it. If you do want to do a lattice, it’s easier with this crust if you use bigger strips of pastry. And, I may sound like a broken record here but make sure your pastry is cold while you are working with it! We definitely had to place the pastry back in the refrigerator at least once between the rolling out the pastry and weaving the lattice. So when in doubt, chill the pastry for 10 minutes and you’ll have an easier time.

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    Gluten Free Apple Pie

    This Gluten Free Apple Pie has all the markings of the classic version we all know and love: a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apples laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It's the perfect pie to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to mark the fall season! It's made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.


    Yield 10
    Prep Time 40 minutes
    Cook Time 1 hour
    Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
    Recipe Type: Dessert
    Cuisine Gluten-Free
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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    Ingredients

    For Crust

    For Filling

    Directions

    To Make Pie Crust:

    1. In a food processor combine almond flour, tapioca flour, salt and cold butter and pulse until the butter is broken down into pea-sized pieces.
    2. Add in eggs and honey and process until the dough comes together.
    3. Shape dough into two round disks, wrap in plastic wrap and transfer to refrigerator until cold, at least 4 hours or overnight. 

    To Prepare Crust and Filling:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Remove one dough disk from the refrigerator (leave the other chilling). Between two sheets of parchment, roll out dough to fit the size of a 9 inch pie tin, about a 12 inch circle. Removing one sheet of parchment and invert the pie dough into your tin.
    2. To make the filling: In a large mixing bowl combine the sliced apples, lemon juice, coconut sugar, tapioca, vanilla, salt and spices and toss until combined. Spoon apple mixture inside pastry lined tin and place back in refrigerator while rolling out the top crust. (See note)
    3. Roll out the remaining dough disk to an 11" circle. If you are making a lattice, cut the dough into 8 or 10 strips (depending on your lattice ability!) and weave the lattice on a sheet of parchment.
    4. Remove chilling filled pie from refrigerator and either invert lattice on to the top of the pie, or place the whole rolled pastry on top. Seal the pastry pieces together, and crimp the crust, if desired. If covering the pie make sure to slice in a few holes to let the pie vent. If at any point during the process of making a lattice or placing on the pastry the pie crust gets too warm and is difficult to work with place in the refrigerator on sheet tray until cool enough to handle 10-15 minutes.

    To Bake Pie:

    1. Brush crust with egg wash, and coarse sugar, if using and place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until apples are tender and filling is bubbly, about 1 hour. If crust is browning too quickly, tent with aluminum foil.
    2. Let cool at least 1 hour before serving, but best to wait at least 4 hours.

    Recipe Notes

    1. We use a deep dish 9" pie plate to make our pies and fit about small to medium apples. If you pie pan isn't a deep dish, you may want to use 1-2 less apples.
    2. When placing the apple mixture inside, try to leave as little space as possible between apple slices by moving them around a bit to help them fit as tightly as possible. This makes sure you can pack in as much apple flavor in your pie, and so that your apple filling doesn't sink during baking.
    3. We recommend a mix of apples such as gala and granny smith.
    4. To make an egg wash mix together 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of water until completely combined. An egg wash leaves the pie crust shiny. It can be omitted if desired.
    5. Once baked the pie can remain at room temperature, covered, for about 24 hours. Any longer than this and it should be stored in the refrigerator and briefly warmed up, if desired, before serving.

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    Gluten Free Apple Pie

    These Gluten-Free Apple Scones are the perfect fall baking recipe. They are light and crumbly and full of apples and cinnamon. They are such a treat to serve to serve on crisp fall morning! I am so excited that we’ve finally perfected the ultimate gluten-free scones that will be the hit of your weekend brunch, the star of the dessert table, or the perfect snack!

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    Gluten-Free Apple Scones

    While I have a few other scone recipes on this site and in my book, I’m really excited about these super fall Gluten-Free Apple Scones! They are light in texture but heavy on apple flavor! We had a few rounds of recipe testing on this one, to get just the right crispness on the outside and to incorporate as much apple flavor as we could. We love to serve them with apple butter for an extra oomph of seasonality!

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    There are a few tricks you need to use in order to get crispy edges on these scones. Because we often stay away from gluten-free mixes and typically use a blend of almond and coconut flours on this site, it meant we were dealing with a dough that has a lot more moisture. Don’t be afraid when the dough you’ve mixed is a little wetter than you would imagine. We have a longer baking time on these scones to ensure crispness, and instruct you to (gently) move the scones around the baking tray a bit so all parts of the scones get crispy. Follow the directions and we’re sure you’ll get just the right texture!

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    How do you make gluten-free scones?

    Gluten-free scone recipes are a bit different from traditional scone recipes, but typically follow the same steps. The batter does look a bit different, but we were pleased with the outcome of these gluten-free scones.

    1. Whisk together the dry ingredients!
    2. Add in cold butter and quickly blend into the flour.
    3. Add in the wet.
    4. Pat scone batter into a round on the baking sheet. Don’t free if it’s a little wet! Cut it 8 times to get scone shape.
    5. Brush with egg wash, and sugar and bake!
    6. Cut scones once more, bake again, and then remove from oven one last time to shift the scones in the opposite direction to ensure an even crispness, and return to oven to finish baking.

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    Gluten-Free Apple Scones


    Yields 8
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    • 2-1/2 cups almond flour
    • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
    • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
    • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 4 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into 1/2" pieces
    • 1/4 cup maple sugar
    • 2 eggs, divided
    • 2 tablespoons almond milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 apples (we like gala, granny smith or braeburn)
    • raw sugar, optional

    Directions

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
    2. In a large bowl whisk together almond flour, tapioca starch, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg until no clumps remain.
    3. Add in cold butter and quickly using a pastry cutter or your fingertips blend the butter into the flour until only small pieces remain. Add in the maple sugar and toss to combine.
    4. In a separate small bowl whisk together 1 egg, almond milk, vanilla extract. Grate one apple, skin on if desired, into the wet ingredients.
    5. Add wet ingredient mixture into flour mixture and combine thoroughly. 
    6. Peel and chop remaining apple into 1/4" dice and fold into scone mixture until mixture is completely combined. 
    7. Place scone batter onto the parchment paper and pat down into an 8" circle. Using a pizza cutter or bench scraper cut circle in half 4 times to create 8 scones.
    8. Whisk together remaining egg and then brush on top of scone mixture. Top with raw sugar, if using.
    9. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cut again. Carefully using a flat spatula move scones apart leaving at least 1" of room apart.
    10. Return to oven to bake for 10 more minutes. Remove and turn scones around so that the pointed edge faces the outside of the baking. This ensures those edges are crispy as well.
    11. Bake for the remaining 10 minutes, until all the edges are crispy.
    12. Serve with apple butter.

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    No Sugar Added Slow Cooker Apple Butter (whole30 & paleo) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This Slow Cooker Apple Butter has no added sugar and is my all-time favorite Fall spread. It’s Whole30 compliant, paleo-friendly, and is so delicious! It’s filled with in-season fresh apples and fall spices that will make you’re home smell heavenly.

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    Slow Cooker Apple Butter (No Added Sugar)

    While studying for my undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst I found a serious love for apple butter thanks to frequent visits to Judie’s Restaurant. Back before I changed my diet I would enjoy the giant popovers they served slathered with the most delicious apple butter.

    It has been a while since I’ve been there, but I haven’t forgotten that apple butter and realized it was time to create a recipe of my own that wasn’t loaded with refined sugar. While I won’t be enjoying this apple butter on top of popovers anymore, rest assured there are plenty of ways to enjoy it, with this, on top of these, over these or with the biscuits in my book. But really, it’s amazing just by the spoonful.

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    There are loads of other apple butter recipes out there, some with long cooking time and some with short. I really feel like the longer and slower the cook, the more depth of flavor the apple butter has, so a 2-hour version just has never cut it for me. But aside from the prep and the finishing touches, this recipe is relatively hands-off and can even be done overnight.

    What’s in apple butter?

    Some apple butter recipes have tons of sugar. I never understand why because apples are naturally high in sugar. This version uses all the natural sweetness of apples to give it it’s flavor! Apple butter is essentially apples cooked low and slow for a long time until most of their moisture has evaporated and you are left with just the apple goodness!

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    How Do You Know When Apple Butter is Done?

    You want the apple butter to be dark in color and quite thick, thick enough that when you pick it up by the spoonful it mounds on the spoon instead of dripping off.

    Tools Needed to Make Apple Butter:

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    No Sugar Crock Pot Apple Butter



    Prep Time 10 min
    Cook Time 12 hr
    Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Directions

    1. Put everything in slow cooker. The cider or juice should not overpower apples. Cook on low for 10-12 hours.
    2. At 10 hours, once apples are dark, immerse hand blender or transfer to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
    3. Put lid back on slightly ajar and let cook for the remaining 2 hours. If you're in a time crunch, place into a pot on the stove over medium-low heat and let simmer until thick.
    4. Let cool, store in jars in the fridge for up to 1 week unless canning.

    Recipe Notes

    • -If not as thick as you'd like, transfer to pot and cook over medium heat until thickens (use a lid, it will splatter)
    • -Very thick and spreadable. Perfect top spread on toast, or to top your favorite oatmeal, pancakes, or waffles!
    • Make it last a year! How to can this apple butter using the Water Bath Canning Method:
      • Heat water in a large, deep saucepot equipped with a lid. If you have a canning rack or a cooling cake rack, place the rack at the bottom of your saucepan. Bring the water to a simmer (not a boil) and carefully submerge your jars along with their lids for about 5 minutes or until warm. Make sure water is inside your jars to keep them submerged.
      • Carefully remove the jars and lids from the warm water with tongs and place on a cooling rack set over a kitchen towel. Pour the apple butter into each jar using a funnel, leaving at least 1/4 inch of space at the top. Make sure there are no air bubbles in the jam and that the rim of the jar is clean before securing the lid.
      • Cover your saucepan and bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Submerge the tightly closed jars in the boiling water for 10 minutes.
      • Take your saucepan off the heat and allow your jars to sit in the hot water for another 5 minutes.
      • Carefully take your jars out of the hot water and place on a paper towel. Check jar lids for seals by making sure the lids do not flex up and down when pressing the middle of the jar.
      • Store in a cool, dark place for up to one year! Once opened make sure to store in the refrigerator for up to one week!

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    Slow Cooker Apple Butter (No Added Sugar)

    This vegan smoothie packed with fiber loaded fruits and vegetables is just what you want for breakfast! Our make-ahead high fiber smoothie freezer pack is super quick to put together, and in bulk if you want, and whizz up in a blender right before you head out the door. It’s naturally gluten-free and totally the cool breakfast you want to grab on your way out the door.

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    High Fiber Smoothie

    We are on week 3 of our Make-Ahead Freezer Smoothie Pack series! You all know I believe that food can play a big part in not only keeping the body healthy, but also healing the body, so we are doing a series of 4 nutritionally-minded smoothie packs that target specific health benefits!  At the end we’ll do a round up and a bonus 30 Budget-Friendly Smoothies guide!

    Today we’re going to talk about why it’s important to consume foods that are rich in fiber and what foods are the best to do this.

    Fiber Smoothie Ingredients

    Why is Eating Fiber Important

    It’s easy to overlook fiber as an important part of a well-rounded diet but it is an essential one! Some of the benefits of a fiber-rich diet: it helps slows the absorption of sugar in our blood stream and keeps glucose levels low, it helps keep our digestive system healthy and regular, and it can lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and it helps us feel full longer.

    What Foods are High in Fiber

    Being gluten-free, I have to be conscious of including fiber-rich foods in my diet because taking wheat out of a diet also takes out an easy source of fiber. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great source such such as berries, broccoli, whole potatoes, artichokes and apples.

    Some of the high fiber whole foods we are including in our smoothie are blueberries, cauliflower, apples, spinach and flax seeds! We also include lemon here to keep the apple from browning, make sure to squeeze the juice on it.

    Fiber Smoothie

    Do Smoothies Take Away Fiber?

    No! Blended fruit doesn’t loose fiber because you’re still using the whole fruit! It is juiced fruit that looses the fiber.

    Stay tuned for the rest of the make-ahead smoothie freezer pack series:

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    High Fiber Smoothie Freezer Pack


    Yield 1-2
    Prep Time 5 minutes

    Total Time 7 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (5 ounces) blueberries 
    • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) frozen cauliflower florets
    • 1 apple peeled, diced
    • 1 heaping teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup spinach
    • 1 1/4 cup almond milk (see note)
    • 1 tablespoon flax seed
    • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
    • 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)

    Directions

    To Make Freezer Packs:

    1. Toss apple with lemon juice to prevent browning. Place all ingredients except almond milk into a freezer safe bag. Freeze until ready to use, up to 1 month.

    To blend:

    1. Combine all ingredients, including almond milk in a high speed blender.
    2. Blend until creamy, adding additional liquid if necessary.

    Recipe Notes

    1. You can substitute fresh fruit, but we find it easier to buy prepped frozen fruit for these smoothies
    2. You can substitute 1/2 cup greek yogurt for an equal portion of the almond milk, to make for a creamier smoothie.

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    High Fiber Smoothie Freezer Pack

    I am so excited to share today’s delicious recipe over on the amazing blog Mommypotamus! I am so excited to be guest posting for Heather today. I have loved her blog since I started blogging myself! She is smart, funny, and has such amazing resources that we use in our own home daily. And I mean come on, how cute are those kiddies?!

    Now, these apple fritters are just the perfect treat. They are super delicious and are not overly sweet (though you can pile on the ice cream and make it a sweet treat)!  They are also E-A-S-Y, which is always a win in my book. Think after school snack, after dinner treat, or hot spiced goodness paired with a pair of coffee over breakfast with friends!

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    Easy Apple Fritters

    These healthy Apple Nachos are an amazing kid-friendly snack that is both nutritious and fun! It can be made in under 10 minutes and is perfect to serve at a playdate or send to school to celebrate a birthday. They can be customized based off of what you have on hand and we guarantee will be a hit!

    Apple nachos recipe with toppings on a plateHealthy Apple Nachos

    Let’s talk about an easy breezy snack that any member of your family will love. APPLE DESSERT NACHOS. For starters, you can completely customize these. You need apples of course, and then toppings of choice. This is the perfect late night healthy treat, or the perfect after school snack fuel to keep your family going for the rest of the evening.

    Each bite loaded with delicious flavor, plus some great healthy additions of nut butter, coconut, seeds, nuts, and well.. chocolate, because we all love chocolate.

    Apple nachos with chocolate and peanut butter for kids

    Ingredients in Apple Nachos

    The best part about this snack is that you can truly substitute in whatever you have on hand! At a minimum the apples are needed. The dark chocolate and the nut or seed butter help “hold” all the toppings, so those are also essential. After that you could substitute in whatever you have or what the kids want! 

    How to Prevent the Apples from Browning

    This is a great snack to send to school to celebrate a birthday or to serve at a playdate. If you aren’t serving it immediately you’ll need to “treat” the apples with lemon juice to prevent browning. It’s simple: after you cut the apples squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on them and toss to coat. This will help the apples last longer without browning.

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    Apple Nachos





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    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    • 2-3 organic apples (I like Honeycrisp)
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted
    • 1/4 cup nut butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup homemade caramel
    • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
    • 2 tbsp nuts
    • 2 tbsp golden raisins

    Directions

  • Slice apples into thin wedges and arrange on plate
  • Drizzle melted chocolate, nut butter, and caramel
  • Top with desired toppings and serve
  • Recipe Notes

  • Topping options are endless!

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    Healthy Apple Nachos

    Apple Dill Chicken Salad [low-carb, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]| Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This Apple Dill Chicken salad is the perfect low-carb make ahead Fall lunch! Inspired by a local cafe who makes a similar chicken salad, I simply can’t get enough of it!

    Apple Dill Chicken Salad [low-carb, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]| Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    What a fun-filled weekend I had!

    Mike, his family, and I headed to Toronto on Saturday for Mike’s cousin’s wedding. I had never been to Toronto before and I had a great time meeting new people, exploring the city, and getting to know the Canadian lifestyle.

    Apple Dill Chicken Salad [low-carb, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]| Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    A definite highlight of my weekend trip was getting to meet my girl Davida from over at The Healthy Maven.

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    If you haven’t been over to her blog yet, I suggest you head over there; I love her blog and absolutely love her! And a small world it is! It turns out Mike and Davida went camp together when they were kids.

     

    We met, we talked, and it felt just like a bunch of old friends hanging out. I can’t wait for our next Toronto trip (over the Summer) when we can spend more time together!

    Apple Dill Chicken Salad [low-carb, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]| Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Now that we are home and are getting settled for the work week, I wanted a lunch that was quick, easy, and light (since our weekend was anything but) and this was just what I needed.

    10 minutes to toss together, one-bowl for minimal cleanup, and loaded with delicious Fall flavors = the perfect lunch for busy work weeks!

    Apple Dill Chicken Salad [low-carb, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]| Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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    Apple Dill Chicken Salad


    Yield 2
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    Total Time 10 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
    • 1/3 cup organic mayonnaise (homemade or store-bought), add more as needed
    • 2 organic apples, finely diced
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried dill, more to taste
    • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
    • 2 teaspoon coconut sugar

    Directions

    1. Cook Chicken: How To: All-Purpose Shredded Crock Pot Chicken
    2. Allow chicken to cool and transfer 2 cups to a large mixing bowl.
    3. Add mayonnaise, apples, dill, and red onion to the large mixing bowl.
    4. Mix well to combine. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
    5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

    Recipe Notes

    • I start with a tablespoon of mayonnaise and add until I reach my desired amount

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