Paleo Friendly Light Apple Date Coconut Crisp #GlutenFree #Vegan

Paleo Friendly Light Apple Date Coconut Crisp #GlutenFree #Vegan


An extra light apple crisp with dates and a crisp coconut topping  which is  yummy and melt in mouth delish ! This crisp is so simple and easy to make, I can’t even call it  a recipe 🙂 ! Seriously, it takes minutes to put together but the end result is an exquisite light guilt free dessert that tastes heavenly !  Cut up apples and dates,  toss with some cinnamon, lemon juice, brown sugar, top with coconut and bake ! That’s it ! Easy or not ?  Since there is no crust involved, this apple crisp is a paleo friendly dessert.  Added bonus,  it is  also vegan and gluten-free. The apples bake soft while the coconut layer bakes nice and crisp and it makes a light crunchy treat. Whenever I crave something sweet, I bake this. Healthy right !  The crisp has just a bit of brown sugar which you can omit if you like or substitute with coconut sugar . Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index (GI) than other sugars. I sometimes use just apples but I find it tastes better with other fruits thrown in. Add some raisins, apricots or cranberries if you wish and dress up a plain apple crisp from nice to wow !!  I’ve tried it with all the three fruit combinations and it tastes great, but my favorite combination is with dates ! Yummy ! Since apples are always around on my dinning table, a light apple crisp is always easy to make  and since it’s a light version, so much easier on the waistline too 🙂 ! 



Nutrition Wise !

The antioxidants in apple have  health promoting and disease prevention properties; thus truly justifying the adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are packed with the goodness of pectin, a fiber which helps prevent absorption of dietary-LDL or bad cholesterol in the gut. Apples are rich in antioxidant phyto-nutrients, flavonoids and polyphenolics. Dates are a powerhouse for iron and fiber while coconut adds a healthy dose of mono unsaturated fat which get burnt as fuel.




Light Apple Date Coconut Crisp

Serves 8-10
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot


  • 4 Small apples (cored and sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 8 dates (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup coconut flakes (fresh, dry or flakes ( sweetened or unsweetened) )
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon


An extra light apple crisp with dates & coconut ! Guilt free dessert that tastes crunchy soft ! This recipe is paleo friendly !


Core apples, cut into chunks. Chop up dates. Toss apple slices and dates with lemon, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Top with coconut flakes. Decorate with apple slices and dates and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Bake for 40 minutes for a more crisp treat !!

Click on my gallery for a close up of my apple crisp !! 

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