Strawberry Apple Crisp with Polenta (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
A sweet & tart strawberry and apple crisp brought to life with a subtle polenta crunch! This tasty and healthy gluten-free & vegan fruit crisp is sure to please the senses!
With this delightful crisp, I bring you something a bit different. . .
. . . with my family on a bit of a fruit kick recently, I knew it was time for a crisp, but I found myself craving something other than your standard oat fruit crisp fare.
With a little experimentation, I discovered that the tart sweetness of apples and strawberries make for a match made in heaven when paired with a bit of polenta crunch!
If you've never had a crisp made with polenta before, you are most certainly in for a treat - it is beyond delish! Enjoy.
Tips for making Strawberry Apple Polenta Crisp:
Do you want to make this gluten-free crisp sugar-free? This is my favorite coconut sugar replacement!
You can use lemon juice instead of apple cider vinegar for similar results, if you prefer.
Due to the unique nature of almond flour, I do not recommend replacing it with anything else. It works quite beautifully when combined with polenta, too!
This polenta tastes best straight out of the oven, but will keep covered at room temp for 24 hours or alternatively, keep covered in the refrigerator for up to one week and re-heat in a 350 degree oven until warmed throughout.
- 1 lb strawberries (approx. 3 cups), quartered
- 3 apples (any variety), peeled & finely chopped
- 2 tbs coconut sugar
- 1 tbs tapioca starch
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup polenta (or grits/coarse cornmeal)
- 5 tbs butter (or non-dairy spread or melted coconut oil for vegan option), room temperature
- 3 tbs coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Fat: 12 g