Apple pie is a classic American staple typically made with flour, artificial sugar, and a slew of other bad ingredients. The good news is that an apple pie recipe without these ingredients exists – and here it is! Made with natural flours and coconut oil, this simple and homemade apple pie recipe is gluten-free, vegan, Paleo, and AIP-friendly. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious.
“Riding on the success of the pumpkin pie recipe, it seemed natural to branch out and expand the pie repertoire with a simple homemade apple pie recipe that is suitable for people who have multiple food allergies, sensitivities or intolerances. This apple pie recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and autoimmune-paleo (AIP) friendly, and includes vegan options as well. The best part is, you can even get away with serving this to people who don’t have multiple food issues and they likely won’t notice that it’s missing things like eggs, dairy or nuts, since it still tastes like an apple pie should!
One note though, because the dough for the crust lacks eggs and regular flour, it isn’t as easy to work with as a regular dough, so I went with making mini-pies to avoid the frustration of having the dough rip. The dough holds well enough for mini pie plates, but you may find that you’ll need to patch it if you do the same recipe for a regular sized pie. I do love these non-stick mini pie plates though, since the pies come out so easily. For the test recipe, I’ve made the top crust using a small, scalloped cookie cutter, but you could roll out a simple top crust that covers the entire pie. Just make sure to slit some vent holes to allow the steam to escape.”