Friday, November 11, 2011

GAPS Crumble

Life without rolled oats is rough.  Okay, not really, but I really wanted to make me a darn good apple crisp.  I feel like I nailed the crumble, but can’t post the whole recipe yet because the apple filling part wasn’t top notch.  I am thinking I might experiment with gelatin to thicken the sauce.  Without anything it is too soupy.  Cornstarch and arrowroot are not GAPS legal.  I tried a little bean flour, I may have just added too much, but the texture was slightly gritty, which I assume is what coconut flour would be like to.  Shoot me some suggestions if you have any, I sure don’t mind experimenting on this one, because even when it’s not perfections, it’s still pretty darn good.

In the meantime, try out this crumble on other baked goods.  I stuffed it in some cored apples and baked them for a super easy breakfast.  It also made a delicious topping on my pumpkin pie soufflé.  Half way through baking, I sprinkled the crumble on top and it was nice and golden by the time the pie was done.  I also think it would be wonderful to dress up muffins and make them a little fancier I have had good success with this Banana Muffin recipe.  Do tell what you like to add crunchy toppings to.

1 cup almond flour
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup dates, chopped
Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix until crumbly.


  1. Suggestions for thickening the fruit filling:

    agar, irish moss powder, gelatine...

    I would try arrowroot. Just a bit is all you need. It's paleo friendly (I'm not too familiar with GAPS)

  2. did you try xanthan gum? It should be gaps legal???

  3. This looks wonderful. When I get more almond flour I'm going to try it. I'd try gelatin...and then let me know what your recipe is!! :) I need to pick your brain on GAPS-Thanksgiving ideas.

  4. Agar is a disaccaride and Arrowroot and xanthan gum are both polysaccarides, so they are not GAPS legal (only monosaccharides.) I will have to look into irish moss, have never used that. Fit Artist, where do you find that product?

    Kami, I'll be sure to post some Thanksgiving recipes!

  5. I couldn't find a link to the Banana Muffin recipe you mentioned in the post. Is it a GAPS muffin recipe? Thanks for your GAPS recipes.

  6. I added the link. It is from Elana's Pantry. I leave out the stevia.

  7. I just found this recipe in a google search. Any chance you've had a chance to perfect the apple filling? :) I'd love to try it out!


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