Grain-Free Apple Pie Filling:
This grain-free apple pie filling recipe is from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health.
Grain-Free Apple Pie Filling
Yield 2 cups
2 organic apples
½ tsp of vanilla
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp of raw honey
1 tbsp of almond butter
Handful of walnuts
Step #1: Cut apples into slices.
Step #2: Melt butter or coconut oil in pan and throw the apple slices in. Sate on medium to low heat for a couple minutes until soft.
Step #3: Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine.
Step #4: Heat until the apples are as soft as you like and ingredients are fully mixed together.
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 26 g
Total Carbohydrates 40 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Sugars 19 g
Protein 8 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
This recipe also works well in the crock pot if you are wanting your home to smell like Christmas morning! Simple use 7 apples, 3 tablespoons raw honey, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter, and 1 1/2 tablespoon almond butter, and a handful of walnuts. Combine in crackpot and cook for 2 1/2 hours.
Add the amount of cinnamon you wish! I dump it on there because cinnamon is a superfood, and it is cheap way to get a heavy dose of nutrition in, always my goal: healthy, but cheap.
Dr Jockers Comments:
Who doesn’t love an amazing apple pie. The basic ingredients are very life-giving but most commercial apple pies are loaded with gluten and often hydrogenated oils, artificial flavorings and preservatives.
This recipe combines good fats in the coconut oil and butter along with a good protein/fat combo in the almond butter and walnuts with healthier sources of sugars in organic apples and raw honey. The cinnamon helps blunt the glycemic impact and enhances our bodies’ ability to utilize sugar effectively.
You can try this with a good almond flour crust here
Anytime I am going to have a desert, I always like to drink some water with a tsp of apple cider vinegar or a fresh squeeze of lemon to further reduce the glycemic impact. I also like to add in more good fats like extra coconut oil or pouring coconut milk or even better using coconut crème with this recipe.
This is the best way to enjoy a dish that contains sugar with less of an inflammatory response in the body. Enjoy responsibly!