Low-Carb Paleo Apple Crumble

Low-Carb Paleo Apple Crumble
For as long as I can remember, I have not been a cake fan. It just wasn't my thing. I often chose to have pie instead. Lemon meringue or apple were my favourite. Also, my mom's apple crisp was something I could devour in no time! Seriously, it was so delicious! I would often sneak into the pan to steal another bite - or three - when nobody was looking lol.  

As my food has changed over the years to support my hormones and mental health, conventional pie and her apple crisp was something I chose to no longer eat. I knew the gluten and cups of sugar left me lethargic, bloated, with a thick cloud of brain fog...and a wicked sugar craving! No thanks!

When I set out to make this recipe, it was going to be a pie with a crisp topping. Meaning, it was going to have a crust, but instead of a pasty topping, I wanted it to have more of an apple crisp/crumble type of top.

Truth be told, the crust did not work out! I am talking total disaster as it didn't hold...and thus, this apple crumble was born instead....and it is good! Like, really good!

It has a ton of healthy fats from the nuts and the ghee. While I don't tolerate dairy all that well, ghee is absolutely fine. I love ghee because it tastes like butter, but doesn't have any of the allergens.

Many people believe that it is the lactose in dairy making them sick. While that may be true, what often tends to be the culprit are the proteins, whey and casein. Ghee doesn't have any of these in it. It is simply the milk fat. Awesome, right?!

I also chose to make this with Natvia - a combination of stevia and erythritol. I like this sweetener as it doesn't impact your blood sugar like refined sugar, honey, maple syrup and agave do. 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


  • 7 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbs Grass-Fed Ghee, melted
  • 2 Tbs Cinnamon - Yes, tablespoons
  • 3 Tbs Natvia
  • 1 Tbs Gelatin
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Grass-Fed Ghee, melted 
  • 1/2 Cup Macadamia Nuts, chopped
  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbs Natvia
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

  1. Heat oven to 180° C.
  2. Peel and slice apples and put into a large bowl
  3. Add the other filling ingredients to the bowl and mix well
  4. Chop the macadamia nuts and place into a bowl
  5. Add the other topping ingredients and mix well - It will be quite wet
  6. Grease the inside of a baking dish with ghee - I used 1Tbs
  7. Pour the filling mixture into the bowl and spread evenly
  8. Add the topping mixture to the top of the apples evenly
  9. Bake 30 minutes
  10. Reduce heat to 150° C and cover with foil
  11. Bake a further 30 minutes
  12. Remove, let cool and enjoy!