Healthy No-Bake Apple Crisp

 This no-bake apple crisp is a delicious, easy, and healthy fall dessert, perfect for the holidays. Made with apples sautéed with spices and coconut oil and topped with a crunchy date and walnut topping. Naturally sweetened, vegan, paleo, and dairy-free. | Loveleaf Co. | #healthydessert #holidaydessert #holiday #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #applecrisp #healthy #applepie #thanksgiving #christmas

A little truth: sometimes we (our bodies, our minds) need something sweet. And comforting. And festive. Especially during the holidays and preferably without the sugar hangover. Is that even possible? (Yes.)

Sugar is a topic that comes up with my clients all. the. time. Because sugar is everywhere, especially throughout the holiday season. And - not to be a total debbie downer - sugar is addicting, both neurologically and emotionally. For us abstainers (hand-raised), it can be hard to stop once we start. So sometimes the easiest, most freeing thing to do is avoid it. Like just say “no” to processed sugar completely.

This approach might not work well for everyone (hey, moderators!), but it’s a constraint that can totally calm the mental chatter and stop the overconsume-guilt cycle that is all too familiar to some of us.

But! Saying no to processed sugar, doesn’t mean depriving yourself. With this approach, we shift our focus to all the real, whole foods we CAN eat. Like…

 This no-bake apple crisp is a delicious, easy, and healthy fall dessert, perfect for the holidays. Made with apples sautéed with spices and coconut oil and topped with a crunchy date and walnut topping. Naturally sweetened, vegan, paleo, and dairy-free. | Loveleaf Co. | #healthydessert #holidaydessert #holiday #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #applecrisp #healthy #applepie #thanksgiving #christmas

…this no-bake apple crisp! An easy, healthy holiday dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth, made with #realfood ingredients. Naturally sweet apples and dates are packaged with minerals, vitamins, and fiber so your body can actually use the fuel you’re giving it. No empty calories in this treat.

Simply sauté the apples in a some warming spices and coconut oil. Then chop up roasted walnuts with dates and a pinch of sea salt and spread on top. And voilà, a vegan gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-hangover-free dessert that doesn’t even require baking. ✌🏼


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    Healthy No-Bake Apple Crisp

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 apple, cored and diced into 1/2-inch cubes

    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, divided

    • 1/2 small lemon, juiced

    • sea salt, divided

    • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

    • 2 Medjool dates, pitted

    • 1/4 cup roasted walnuts

    • coconut whipped cream, optional

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. MAKE THE FILLING. Add the diced apple to a small bowl and mix with 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, the lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt. Heat 2 teaspoons coconut oil in a small skillet. Add the apple mixture and sauté until apples begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

    2. MEANWHILE, MAKE THE CRISP. Finely chop two pitted Medjool dates and 1/4 cup roasted walnuts together on a cutting board. Add 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and a pinch of sea salt and chop together again. Spread the crisp mixture over the skillet with the apples and serve (with some coconut whipped cream, if desired!). If you prefer, you can broil the topping for about a minute to warm through.


    This recipe is from the Loveleaf Fall Cleanse!  A 14-day seasonal meal plan so you can shop, prep, and eat healthy food in just 30 minutes a day. (And feel really good doing it). Get all the details and full recipe list here!