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Gluten-free, Sugar-free & Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe + Sunday Face Mask Love with One Love Organics & Themis

Last Sunday I posted a picture on my Instagram & Facebook account of some apple crisp I made. It was gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan and downright delicious.  I guess I made enough mouths water – rightfully so, look at that picture :) –  as I had a few requests for the recipe. Well, I thought this Sunday would be a good opportunity to pass it on, so you can cozy up with a bowl yourself this evening. The perfect February desert.

It’s super easy, quick, and the perfect comfort food. Not to mention, relatively guilt-free and nourishing as far as deserts are concerned. I adapted a couple different recipes that were not gluten-free/sugar-free, to create a recipe that was perfect for me. I hope you enjoy! xx

Filling Ingredients

  • 4 – 5 medium apples peeled & sliced
  • 1/2 juice from a medium lemon
  • 1 tsp liquid vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 – 2 tbs honey depending on how sweet you like it (I used 1 tbs and found it enough)
  1. Preheat oven to 200 Celsius (about 375 F)
  2. Peel & slice apples, put in bowl and toss with lemon juice
  3. Pour liquid vanilla on apple slices
  4. Sprinkle nutmeg & cinnamon on apples
  5. Pour 1 tbs of liquid honey on apples
  6. Combine with hands making sure apple slices are equally covered
  7. Pour into a baking dish (different sizes will work, but I used a square 8X8 baking dish)

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour (I used quinoa)
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (to cut in like pastry)

Directions for Topping

  1. Combine dry ingredients & spices in a bowl
  2. Add in sweeteners and stir
  3. Once it starts to ball up cut in the coconut oil, like you’re cutting butter into pastry
  4. Sprinkle the the topping overtop of the apples in the baking dish.
  5. Place in oven for 30 minutes — watch the topping, it should brown but not burn!

Vegan Vanilla Ice “kreme” Ingredients

  • 2 Frozen bananas
  • 1/4 tsp of powdered vanilla
  • 3 tbs of “mylk” – I used a blend of coconut & rice milk
  • 2 – 3 “cracks” of pink himalayan sea salt
  • Chopped Walnuts (optional)
  1. When there are about 5 minutes left on your apple crisp, prepare the “ice”
  2. Add all ingredients to blender… and blend :)
  3. Stir in the chopped walnuts (if desired)
  4. Once your apple crisp is ready and *slightly* cooled, add the ice on top of the apple crisp in small bowls

Brand New Day Microdermabrasion by One Love Organics & Themis Masque Chocolat

Oh, and in case you’re missing some natural beauty fix on this Sunday — well, while I write this blog to you, I have a purifying chocolate face-mask on after finishing an at home microdermabrasion treatment. The mask is luxurious and one of my favourite indulgences. In smells (and tastes) like chocolate.. probably because it’s the main ingredient. I purchased Themis’ Masque Chocolat while I was in Paris last, and it is one of my “Sunday loves” – things I love to do on Sunday. It’s right up there with drinking tea and wearing fuzzy wool socks.
It was 19 Euros and contains pure cocoa extract and sugar cane. This mask helps lift impurities from the skin, and is especially great for natural beauties with oily or problem prone skin. I enjoy it after a weekend of indulgences… namely too much Valentine’s wine and “chocolat”… not of the face mask variety… ;)
Before I put on my mask, I was also playing around with one of my other favourite products, which I’ve blogged upon on another occasion – One Love Organic’s Brand New Day. Their beautiful microdermabrasion / face-mask. Today I used it as a microdermabrasion treatment, to lift the old skin cells and get some microcirculation going. The pineapple extract & silk peptide are keys in making this product work its miracles. Seriously smooth skin is the result – no matter what your weekend held.  I got mine from Eco Diva Beauty. It retails for $43.

Sending you lots of cozy Sunday love, beauties!



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  • HNB

    This recipe looks divine! Thanks for sharing!

  • jay_clay_87

    This looks really good but its not sugar free, since you added fruit and honey. Just thought you would like to know since you clam in the title that it is. :-)

    • There are natural sugars in many foods :) There is no “sugar” added as an ingredient to this recipe.

  • Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Suzanne

    This looks very good! Just one thing, honey is an animal product, therefore the recipe is not vegan. I’m sure substituting maple or agave syrup would work just as well :)

  • Yvonne

    It is terrific, people can’t tell it is gluten- free. I make it often. Mmm, in the oven right now delicious!

  • beaux

    Research “pink himalayan” salt. It comes from China-ruled Tibet and is filled with chemicals that border upon terrifying. There is no benefit from this heavy-metal laden salt.

  • Rohan

    Is the quinoa substitute okay if uncooked? Or does it need to be cooked prior being added to the rest of the dry topping ingredients? Thanks!

  • Barb Weaver

    Honey is not vegan.

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