This Keto Apple Crisp tastes just like Autumn! Cinnamon and low carb Bramley apples unite under a blanket of buttery almonds and walnuts, crisped to perfection. This easy keto dessert takes just 10 minutes to prepare and goes perfectly with a hot cup of chai. It’s gluten-free, vegan and paleo-friendly!
Keto Apple Crisp Recipe
Growing up, we had apple crisp regularly and it was definitely a favourite. This low carb version tastes just as good as your grandma’s, with the butter (of course!) but without the sugar! Here’s why I love this recipe:
- It’s so quick and easy to perpare! Just whip up the apple layer, then the crisp, then layer them in a baking dish or cast iron and…bake!
- Keto Apple Crisp is really keto friendly! Each serving comes to 4.6g net carbs if you use Bramley apples like I did.
- It’s delicious! Cinnamon and apples, what’s not to love? The crunchy topping is my favourite part, especially the walnuts. SO good!
- It’s perfect for sharing. Prep and bake this if you have company over. Your house will smell amazing AND you’ll get to tuck into a yummy dessert. Serve it with a large scoop of this Keto Salted Caramel Ice Cream (my fav!).
- You can make it into Paleo Apple Crisp! Replace the erythritol (affiliate) with monk fruit sugar, coconut sugar or stevia, and the butter with ghee or coconut oil.
- Can it be vegan? Why not! To make Vegan Apple Crisp, just use plant-based butter or coconut oil instead of dairy. You want to make sure the butter is hard butter and not the soft, spreadable type.
How to make Keto Apple Crisp
What are Bramley apples and what can I substitute?
Bramley apples are British cooking apples! They are fairly large, sour and not pleasant to eat on their own, but perfect for making applesauce, apple pie, apple crisp, and any other apple delights.
If you can’t find Bramley apples in your local shop, try cooking apples or Granny Smiths. As Bramley apples are much larger, you will need 5 or 6 Granny Smith apples instead of 3, and check the carb count with your macros – they may be a little high carb for your own needs!
Vegan and paleo substitutes
You can make this into a Vegan Apple Crisp by switching the butter to a dairy-free hard butter or coconut oil.
On the other hand, if you want to make this a Paleo Apple Crisp, substitute the erythritol for a paleo alternative like stevia, monk fruit, or coconut sugar, and also switch the butter to ghee or coconut oil.
Is there a low-carb apple you can eat?
Yes! Granny Smith apples have around 12g net carbs. Maybe not low enough for a very strict keto-er, but perfect for a low carb diet.
Are apples Keto-friendly?
Generally, no, the apples that most people eat like golden delicious, fuji and gala are too sweet (carby) for the keto diet. I chose Bramley apples because they only have 8.9g net carbs each, (as opposed to 20g+ with regular eating apples). They really aren’t very sweet, but luckily in desserts, you can add sweeteners like erythritol!
Is Apple Crisp the same as Apple Crumble?
Here in the UK and also in Australia, apple crisp and crumble are interchangeable. In the US, however, Apple Crisp usually contains oatmeal, nuts and flour whereas Apple Crumble skips the oats and nuts, and uses only flour.
More Recipes with a hint of Autumn
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- KETO PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BITES
- APPLE & SAGE PORK LOIN WITH CRISPY PORK CRACKLING
- IMMUNITY-BOOSTING SUMAC TEA
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- 3 Bramley apples, chopped (cooking or granny smith apples can be substituted - see notes*, can also be peeled and/or sliced)
- 1/3 cup white erythritol
- 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
- 1 cup brown erythritol
- 1 cup almond flour
- 66 g unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (or pecans)
- pinch of salt
- Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C, and if you're using an 8x8 baking dish, grease it with butter. If you're using a cast iron pan, it'll be seasoned already.
- Chop the apples and them to a mixing bowl along with the white erythritol and 1 tsp of the cinnamon. Mix well.
- Add the apple mixture to the bottom of the pan or dish.
- In a mixing bowl (can be the same as before), add almond flour, brown erythritol, 3/4 tsp cinnamon, butter and a pinch of salt. Massage the butter into the mixture with your fingers. It should be nice and crumbly.
- Mix in the walnuts.
- Add the topping to the apples and press down a little.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the edges begin to brown and the apples below are bubbly.
- Serve with salted caramel or vanilla ice cream, or cream.
*If substituting Granny Smith Apples, you will need 5 or 6 as they are much smaller than Bramley apples. The carb count is also slightly higher so double check if they work with your macros.
Total Fat: 17.5g
Saturated Fat: 6.2g
Total Carbohydrate: 7g
Dietary Fiber: 2.4g
Total Sugars: 4.8g
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Unsaturated Fat: 0g