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Gluten Free Apple Crisp with Kara from Life Well Lived

I'm thrilled to introduce a guest blogger for today's post!  Kara and I connected on Instagram and she is truly inspiring.  She gives the best healthy living tips/tricks and posts yummy recipes all the time.  This recipe would be perfect to take with you to your Thanksgiving festivities.  I hope you enjoy it!

Hi there, I’m Kara. Healthy{ish} dessert lover, certified nutrition coach, founder of Life Well Lived and creator of Transform: Nutrition Bootcamp {where I’ve helped hundreds of women change their nutrition + lose weight + change their lives}.

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Recreating desserts to make them healthier and better for you is one of my favorite things to do. Desserts don’t have to be unhealthy {or healthy but taste horrible!}. I’m on a mission to show that you can have the best of both worlds → healthy desserts that taste amazing.  This Gluten Free Apple Crisp passes the test.

Apple Crisp has always been one of my favorite fall desserts. The warm apples and the sweet, crispy topping.  I love it all.  Thanksgiving is only two weeks away and if you’re looking for an incredibly easy + delicious dessert for Thanksgiving, I’ve totally got you covered.

One of the best things about this apple crisp: it's healthy enough to eat for breakfast!  True story.  Add some almond yogurt, a drizzle of almond butter, and you have a delicious breakfast.  But don’t just take my word for it, try it for yourself.  You won’t be disappointed.

The key {aka secret ingredient} is using Seven Sundays Blueberry Chia Buckwheat Muesli.  Side note: my family is now obsessed with their cereal.  I love that they use simple ingredients, no refined sugars, and it’s delicious.  Immediately, I knew after my first bite that I needed to use it for my next recipe.  You can snag some here.  If you choose not to use the muesli, I’ve included how to substitute below.

It’s my passion to show that nutrition can be easy + simple + delicious. I hope you enjoy this Gluten Free Apple Crisp as much as my family does.

If you’re wanting to learn my secrets to preventing weight gain this holiday season join me in my next LIVE masterclass!  It’s FREE and I will be showing you how to find balance this holiday season while still enjoying your favorite foods without going up a size in your jeans!  You can register for my free class: 5 Simple Steps To Prevent Holiday Weight Gain HERE!

Want to discover more secrets to fat loss and simple + easy + delicious recipes? Then check out  Life Well Lived. You can also follow me on Instagram @karaswanson.

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Gluten-Free Apple Crisp


6-8 apples cored, sliced {and peeled if that's what you prefer}

1 1/2 cup Seven Sundays Blueberry Chia Buckwheat Muesli*

1/2 cup almond meal

1/4 cup pure maple syrup {or honey}

1/4 cup coconut oil {melted}{or olive oil}

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a bowl mix apple slices and cinnamon together then add to 8x8 pan.
  3. Mix the rest of ingredients well and spread onto the apples.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until fruit is bubbling and topping is golden brown.

This would be PERFECT with homemade coconut whip cream or a scoop of Coconut Bliss ice cream!

*If you aren’t using the muesli, use 1 cup gluten-free oats and ½ cup chopped nuts {almond, pecans, cashews}.

Thank you so much Kara, and thank you for reading!


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