Apple season is here. You know how I know this? Every fashion blogger or mother has taken their children to an apple orchard to either truly pick apples and eat apple cider donuts, or to shoot an adorable fall look. Did fall even happen before fashion bloggers were a thing? It’s hard to know. Also, how do all these people find apple orchards near them? Does every climate grow apples? I don’t know much about apple horticulture, but I know that apples weren’t a huge part of my childhood. Does that mean I didn’t even have a childhood? So many questions, so few answers.

PaleOMG Apple Crisp

I hate to say it out loud, but I’ve really come around to fruit desserts. I always thought they were stupid since they didn’t usually involve chocolate or I just felt like they ruined the chocolate when they did, but I kind of get it now. Mostly because I created this crisp. I first made my Blueberry Crisp a few weeks ago and fell in love, mostly because it involves minimal effort and it’s pretty tough to f*ck up. And I can get behind a dessert that doesn’t fail. I’ve failed A LOT in the kitchen when it comes to baking, but this recipe is pretty fail proof. And it tastes like magic. My husband asked if we could have this for every meal for the rest of our lives. Which is a pretty damn good compliment since he doesn’t care much about desserts.

PaleOMG Apple Crisp

But let’s move on from apples and apple horticulture. Let’s talk about some fitness because I’m pretty pumped for what’s on the horizon. I’m currently writing my first fitness program for you guys! After working out for 10+ years, figuring out what works and what doesn’t work, learning many many lessons along the way, I’ve finally decided to put together a fitness program for you guys! It’s going to be a 3-month program, it’s going to include minimal equipment so you can do these workouts at home if you want, and it will have a meal plan add-on to help you dial in your nutrition! I’m so excited to try something completely new and see what you guys think! I’m also planning to run a beta group soon to help test everything out and get me feedback before the program goes live! Eeeeeeek I’m so excited! And scared! And nervous!

PaleOMG Apple Crisp

Holy crap balls…did you guys know it’s October 1st? That means fashion bloggers will be flocking to pumpkin patches soon. Then Christmas tree farms. Then it will be New Years by next week. This whole getting older and time going by faster is quite a son of a b*tch. Remember when you were a kid and time crawled by? I swear that ages 5-18 took at least 46 years. And now ages 19-31 have gone by in a blink of an eye. Aging is a b*tch. Do you ever look in the mirror and say WTF! Just the other day I looked in the mirror and thought, when did my face get so old? Now my instagram feed is filled with babies at apple orchards and ads for hair loss. This is 30. And she’s a real son of a b*tch.

Excuse me, I need to heat up my apple crisp for breakfast. Things are emotional around here today.

PaleOMG Apple Crisp

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Apple Crisp

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5-6 1x



For the crisp toppings

caramel sauce, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a pie dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together apples, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla extractcinnamon, and tapioca flour
  3. Then in a food processor, add all the ingredients for the toppings and pulse until broken down into a crumble texture that sticks together in a slight ball.
  4. Pour the apple mixture into the greased dish then use your fingers to place the crisp mixture evenly throughout the dish on top of the apples.
  5. Place in the oven to bake for 45 minutes. 
  6. Serve with dairy-free ice cream and warm caramel sauce on top!

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  1. Jamie says:

    So excited for your fitness app! If you need people to help test it I would love too

    1. juli says:

      it won’t actually be an app, just a program i’ll be creating through a PDF!

  2. Sara says:

    Yaaaasssss!! Can’t wait for your fitness program. I would also love to be a beta tester. How will you pick the testers? I have a home gym with minimal equipment if that helps!

    Also crisps are the best since they can be made year round with different fruits. Thank you for another easy and versatile dessert!!

    1. juli says:

      i’ll be sending out a survey through my newsletter to help nail down the beta group!! definitely fill out the survey once it goes out!!

  3. Jenny says:

    Thank you for consistently making me laugh out loud before 8am. As a married, childless woman in my early 30’s, you always put a hilarious voice to everything I’m thinking. You will rock the workout plan, like everything else you do.

    1. juli says:

      hahahaha thanks for the love Jenny!! and for reading my blog first thing in the morning!

    2. Katie says:

      This is now a go-to desert recipe for me! Love it so much!

  4. Jessica Polcyn says:

    I once had an elderly woman tell me the most profound thing ever about aging. “When you’re 2 – 1 year is half your life time! By 30 – it’s 1/30th of your lifetime – so it makes sense that time seems to constantly move faster when you’ve done so much living!”

    1. juli says:


  5. Carol says:

    Equally excited for this apple crisp and your exercise program.

    1. juli says:

      Thanks Carol!!

  6. April says:

    I’m super excited and totally on board with your exercise program and would love to be a beta tester!!!

    Also fruit crisps are the best fruit desserts, IMO. I like them better than pie!

    1. juli says:

      thanks April!!

  7. Leslie says:

    Taking a rest day tomorrow (rolled my ankle last week and I keep working out- I’ve reached the point where I have to rest!) and making this apple crisp!! Cold temps are supposed to be here in OK tomorrow so perfect timing.

    1. juli says:

      hope you like it Leslie!!

  8. Jodie says:

    Do you think cassava flour would work instead of almond flour? I can’t have any tree nuts but this apple crisp sounds awesome.

    1. juli says:

      i haven’t tried it that way so i can’t say for sure. those flours are very different so i don’t think it would be a 1:1 change

  9. Gwen M. VanLoo says:

    I feel like I remember you saying that almonds bother your stomach? Does almond flour bother you or no? I just discovered I have an almond sensitivity, aging is a B!t$h! Dairy, eggs and almonds all after 30!! Damn it!

    1. juli says:

      yes, it does. but whenever I bake things with almond flour, i don’t each much of them. if i ate the entire apple crisp, i would for sure have a stomach ache, for a number of reasons. but i can get away a small bowl of it!

  10. Cassie Thuvan Tran says:

    Yes, I love apples! Pink Lady and Fuji apples are my personal favorite variations! Now, having said that, I generally don’t make apple desserts because I end up eating the apples as they are! Someone has to keep me accountable so I can finally make some kind of yummy apple bread or apple crisp dessert. I made an unhealthy variation for Thanksgiving last year and it tasted delicious! Definitely have to do the same soon. I’ll be sure to try your recipe out though! What would be a good substitute for the tapioca flour though?

    1. juli says:

      arrowroot flour