Holiday Blog: Apple Crisp AIP
Oh the yummy, yummy apple crisp, how I love it so. When it comes to the Holidays and my Birthday which is just a few days away from Christmas, having a yummy dessert that doubles as breakfast is a must at our house. You may be wondering what AIP stands for, AIP stands for Auto Immune Protocol. AIP diet is an elimination diet where you take out a lot of inflammatory foods. The list of foods eliminated includes some common ones like nightshades, seeds and grains. Some people see it as a Paleo diet with a few more foods excluded for a certain amount of time or forever if they make you sick. This diet allows your body to heal and decrease inflammation, which is especially helpful for couples who struggle with infertility to be able to conceive.
Ok now to the Apple Crisp and let me tell you its amazing for the holidays. All the practitioners can vouch for me and my three little kids. It literally can be eaten for breakfast, think like a doughnut but healthier and better!!! One of the ingredients I love to use is a special cinnamon other wise known as Ceylon cinnamon that is made in Sri Lanka. I find it to be sweeter than other cinnamon and it has lower levels of coumarin, which can be toxic in high levels. I find this at my local specialty grocery Horrock's ( this place is amazing).
6 Apples I use Fuji or Gala but really any will work
1/2 cup of coconut oil and 2TBS coconut oil softened
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup of coconut flour
1 tbsp. of tapioca starch
3 tbsp. of Maple syrup ( One of our practitioners, Karoline, makes amazing Maple syrup)
1 tbsp. cinnamon (ceylon)
step 1: prepare oven at 375 F
step 2: peel apples or if you want leave on skin and cut apple in to small squares placing them in a 8X8 pan. then combine 2 tbsp. cinnamon and 2 tabs of coconut oil in with apples and mix.
step 3: for crisp mix, take a separate bowl combine shredded coconut, tapioca starch, coconut flour, 1/2 cup coconut oil and maple syrup. Mix together well.
step 4: evenly spread the crisp mix onto the top of the apples, pushing down to spread it out.
step 5: Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until the crisp is golden. some times I do it longer to make the apples softer.
Now enjoy with your favorite holiday drink or non dairy whipped cream (we call this whip whip at our house). I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Happy Holidays from the Kennedy Clan and may God Bless you this holiday season!!