Paleo Apple Crisp {dairy, refined sugar & gluten free}

By , On June 8th, 2016, In: Breakfast, Candida, Dairy Free, Egg Free, FreeDiet™- phase 2, Paleo/Grain Free, Sweets, Vegan

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  • 6 apples
  • 1 juice of orange or lemon
  • 1 c. raw pecans
  • 1/2 c. shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp. pink Himalayne sea salt
  • 4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • plus a pinch
  • 2-3 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • or 1/8 tsp. stevia for the FreeDiet™

Here is another recipe I have made over the years but have never shared with you.   Why?  It just seemed so simple and ordinary but when I made it for a group gathering, my friends loved it!  Yes, it is that delicious but truthfully, I am thinking they swooned over it because some of them {even the kids} were doing the FreeDiet™ and most desserts are on hold for awhile {except this one}.

I have a group of girlfriends that I call my village, because we all know it takes one to raise kids these days.  We gather at least every other month, sometimes more often, at a family’s home and we each bring a dish!  It is a great way for the big and little girls to stay connected and actually the dads really enjoy each others company too.

I highly recommend getting your village or tribe together on a regular basis and watch how it lifts your spirit and gives you support in the daily grind of life. Anyway, my village has many common grounds especially how we feed our children and try to live healthy life styles.  So hence my sharing this applelicious dessert for clean-eating purposes.


In case you were wondering about the FreeDiet™ {that I mention above}, it is the name of the transformational health program my husband has developed with his 30 years of  clinical experience in Natural Medicine.  During this time he has helped thousands of patients overcome and become FREE from many chronic health problems including pain, digestive problems, fatigue, brain fog and stubborn weight loss!  This diet is also initially FREE of the most common food allergens like gluten, grains, corn, dairy, eggs,  legumes, soy, sugar and yeast.

I know that sounds like there is hardly anything left to eat but that is where we personalize and hold our patient’s hand to support them in their health journey.  Often times, there is tweaking of the diet and supplements for individual needs.  There are a few phases in the FreeDiet™; the first 28 days you follow specific guidelines of eating.  Then, in the second phase you reintroduce new foods in a certain fashion and schedule to see how your body reacts.  In the third phase you then have a diet that works best for you individually.  Anyway, if you are interested you can contact us through the clinic here.

To witness the life changing health benefits from age 5 to 96 over the years has been a blessing to our team!  Patients have become  FREE of pain, belly fat, digestive issues, eczema, congestion, high cholesterol,  autoimmune conditions, adrenal, thyroid issues and so much more!

My husband, the good Doc, has overcome many of the health ailments mentioned above as a young teenager into his adult years so he knows what it is like to live in pain and to be sick a lot.  You would never know it because he truly walks his talk and looks AMAZING; at 56 he has the body of a 20 year old.  I have been trying to get him to let me take a picture of his ripped body! Maybe since it is his 30th Anniversary helping patients he will oblige.  You can read his story here.

Enjoy the recipe and let me know what you think.



Paleo Apple Crisp {dairy, refined sugar & gluten free}
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Serves: 8
  • 6 apples
  • 1 juice of orange or lemon
  • 1 c. raw pecans
  • ½ c. shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp. pink Himalayian sea salt
  • 4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • plus a pinch
  • 2-3 tbsp. coconut sugar or ⅛ tsp. stevia for the FreeDiet™
  1. Chop pecans and put them into a medium bowl.
  2. Add shredded coconut, oil, salt, coconut sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon and ¼ tsp. nutmeg.
  3. If adding stevia instead of coconut sugar be sure to toss pecan mixture well and set aside.
  4. Core and slice apples thin and toss in juice of lemon or orange in a separate bowl.
  5. Add the other half 2 tsp. ground cinnamon and ¼ tsp. nutmeg and toss with apples.
  6. Spread apples in a baking dish and give an extra dash of cinnamon over the top.
  7. Top the apples with pecan crumble and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
If you are doing the FreeDiet or a candida cleanse avoid the coconut sugar and orange. Use the lemon so the apples don't turn brown and the stevia will sweeten it nicely. You can use other nuts for topping but I found pecans go great with apples and when baked they have a sweet, nutty flavor. This recipe will stay in the refrigerator for a few days...if it lasts. It is my daughter's favorite and even eats it for breakfast because it is that healthy. We usually add more nuts and whip cream or for a dairy-free topping like the delicious Coco-Whip! It even tastes great with plain yogurt sweetened with stevia. Please use organic when you can.

With a Spoonful of Health,


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2 Comments on "Paleo Apple Crisp {dairy, refined sugar & gluten free}"

  1. Karen March 2, 2019 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Why can’t this recipe be used for the FreeDiet Phase 1? If I just limit it to one cup of fruit, isn’t everything on the list, minus the orange and nutmeg?

    • Dawn Rofrano March 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Karen, Great question and one I cry over often especially when it comes to this recipe. Since I shared this recipe over 4 years ago (gosh life is flying by) the good Dr. has with good conscience decided apples aren’t as conclusive to seeing the best results with patients. The high glycemic index of the apple can slow the amazing results we see in overall healing. With that said, I believe an apple a day is a good thing unless one is compromised with yeast overgrowth, inflammation or other compromising issues. One thing we do with our patients protocols is personalize it and often we allow apples in some some scenarios of phase 1 FreeDiet but mostly we introduce that in phase 2. So for best results I would hold off on the apples as much as this pains me to say.

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