Being my favourite holiday, I’ve created quite the collection of Thanksgiving recipes over the years (like my grain-free stuffing, green bean casserole or butternut squash soup). This year my Maple Walnut Apple Crisp will be gracing the dessert table alongside my pumpkin and pecan pies.
It’s sooooo yummy. I make it with local organic Honeycrisp apples I pick up from the farm stand and lots of warming spices. The “crisp” on top is a rich combination of almond flour, crushed walnuts and dark maple syrup. You and your Thanksgiving guests will absolutely love it!
Before we get to the recipe, let’s go through why apples truly are one of nature’s superfoods. High in antioxidants, apples contain lots of phenolic compounds. Not only do apples fight free radicals that promote disease, aging and acne – they also help to reduce inflammation in the body.
Apples are a great source of fibre with over four grams in a piece. More specifically, they contain a fibre called pectin. A soluble fibre, pectin binds to fatty substances (including toxins) in the digestive tract and helps ensure elimination via your poop. And as I explain in this blog, healthy poops are critical for clearing up acne.