This Honey Walnut Apple Crisp is the perfect grain-free version of the all-time favorite breakfast comfort food. It’s easy, paleo, and GAPS-friendly, too!

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Comfort food for breakfast.

On chilly fall mornings, nothing warms you up like a nice hot plate of breakfast comfort food. One of my favorites has always been apple crisp. The warm, crunchy sweetness of the topping combined with the softness of the apples drenched in their syrup makes it the perfect breakfast or dessert. 

Honey Walnut Apple Crisp.

This grain-free version is perfect for people cutting back on their starch intake, or following a paleo or GAPS style diet. The walnuts make an excellent substitution for oats in the topping, perhaps making the crisp even better than “normal.”

For the apples I like to use either Jazz or Gala, or a combo of both. If you can’t get your hands on either of those, any sort of apple will probably work. I’m sure Honey Crips or Johnagold would taste amazing!

Just beware that you may need to make a double batch of this honey walnut apple crisp… Husbands and kiddos can’t get enough of it!

More delicious grain-free breakfasts.

If you’re still on the lookout for delicious paleo and/or GAPS Diet breakfasts, here are a few more of my family’s favorites.

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Honey Walnut Apple Crisp

Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.


  • 6-8 cup chopped apples (I like to use Jazz and Gala, but any kind would work)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 6 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, in solid state
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 400.

Place chopped apples in 9×13 inch greased baking dish or cast iron skillet.

In small bowl, whisk together spices and salt. Sprinkle over apples and stir to evenly coat. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of the honey and stir to evenly coat apples.

In same small bowl, cut coconut oil in to walnuts until no chunks of oil remain. Stir in honey, then sprinkle mixture over apples, breaking it up with your hands as you go.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until apples are tender. If walnuts seem like they’re going to burn, cover with tin foil for the last 10 minutes of baking time.

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