an apple crisp to feel good about

It may or may not come as a surprise to you that Matt and I  have been trying over the past few months to lower our carb intake and raise our vegetable/protein intake. Nothing official, less of a diet and more of a lifestyle change. We cheat, obviously. But I'd sort of prefer not to as often as I have been. Now come this lovely fall season I'm normally one to make quite a few tasty and yet unhealthy apple desserts because hello it's fall and apples and crisps are my personal favorite. Something I can just never say no to. So I took to Pinterest looking for carb free healthy apple desserts that I could whip up all by my onesie. I originally found this recipe, stating it was a grain-free apple crisp... The word paleo was even used. Now we are such a far cry from a paleo diet but still, I was intrigued. This recipe is also sugar free but I'm not a complete masochist so I added sugar right back on in there.
4 apples
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp vanilla extract (divided)
1 tbsp cinnamon (divided)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

1/2 cup brown sugar (not a requirement, depending on who you are)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then peel, core and slice up those apples, the thinner the better. Toss the apples in the lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of the vanilla extract. Add 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon and the nutmeg and you guessed it, toss again. Put all the apples into a 8x8 baking dish. My apples were huge to begin with so I ate a few slices that didn't quite make the cut. Those apples are amazing just at this stage in the game.
Melt the coconut oil and add in the almond flour, the chopped pecans and one teaspoon cinnamon (this is where I added the brown sugar as well).

Spread the crumble over the apples and then sprinkle the last teaspoon of vanilla extract over the top. Bake at 400 degrees, covered, for 20 minutes. Then uncover and bake for another 10-20 minutes.

So so tasty! It even made the cut with my father, so! It's definitely a keeper! Now if only I could find a way to make healthy carb free vanilla ice cream....