Salted Caramel Apple Crisp

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Happy Caramel Apple Day! Caramel Apples… can’t quite figure out if they’re health food or junk food. On the one hand, you know what they say: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But then, on the other hand, it’ll be hard to find someone who can prove that caramel isn’t actually junk food. So which is it? How about we just say that caramel apples are a very happy compromise- maybe, sort of, junk food, but not so bad because, hey, it’s apples!

In honor of Caramel Apple Day try this delicious recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Crisp from The Simple Kitchen. You can enjoy it without any guilt at all because it’s gluten, dairy, and sugar free! Prep time is ten minutes and it’s meant to serve 6, but that all depends on how much of it you’ll eat up yourself!

Salted Caramel Apple Crisp


  • 1 cup soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup almond milk, plus extra for desired texture
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup roughly chopped pecans
  • pinch sea salt
  • ⅓ cup packed honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 apples, cored and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Make caramel sauce by putting the dates, sea salt, lemon juice, almond milk, vanilla and 1 Tbsp coconut oil in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  3. Combine oats, cinnamon, almond meal and pecans in a bowl.
  4. In a small sauce pan, heat remaining 2 Tbsp coconut oil and honey until it becomes liquid. Add in vanilla and then mix into dry ingredients until well mixed.
  5. In a baking dish, make a layer of apples and spread caramel sauce over it. Repeat until apples and caramel are gone.
  6. Place oat mixture on top and bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes or until apples are cooked through and the top is browned.

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