Thursday, September 24, 2009

Coconut Sugar Apple Crisp

We really are not just about sweets here. Really we're not! But this week it seems we are, huh. Hope some of you enjoyed the White Nectarine Ice Cream I posted last weekend. More main dish recipes to come next week I promise!

Since I will be going out of town for four days I thought it was high time for another delicious giveaway. This awesome giveaway is for 2 pounds of coconut sugar! I used coconut sugar from Essential Living Foods to make this fabulous gluten-free apple crisp.


What is Coconut Sugar?
Coconut sugar is a low glycemic granulated sweetener with a glycemic index of 35. Compare that to honey of 75, agave nectar of 30, pure maple syrup of 54, or sugar (sucrose) of 95. Coconut sugar or coconut palm sugar as it is also called is made from the dried sap of the coconut palm blossom. Sounds lovely doesn't it? But what does it taste like?

I find the taste mild with slight molasses undertones, possibly even a little like maple syrup. The flavors marry well with spices, which will be quite perfect for your autumn baking needs. Coconut sugar can be substituted 1 for 1 in baking. Use it where you would use brown sugar, Sucanat, or white sugar. I used it in my apple crisp recipe with absolutely delicious results! I have used it before in cookies and muffins and it works great. I have also used it to proof yeast with great results as well. Those with cane sugar allergies will find this sugar suitable for their needs.

To be entered in this drawing, leave a comment below with your name or initials and a brief note if you would like. It is always fun to hear from you! The giveaway will be open until 11:59pm PST on Monday the 28th of September, 2009. I will announce the winner in my next post. So please keep an eye out for your name sometime early next week! Enter twice for more chances to win. Either add a link to this post on your blog or share this on Facebook or Twitter. Have fun! :) Please note, this drawing is now closed.


Gluten-Free, Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe

I am a big fan of just about any type of cooked apple dessert. This is a great recipe to add to a weeknight meal because of the ease of prep time involved. You also do not need to have much experience in the kitchen to make this. So go ahead and enjoy! My favorite variety of apple to use here is Granny Smith though the Gingergold variety works great too!

Filling:
3 to 4 baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin (⅛-inch thick)
2 to 4 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Topping:
1 ½ cups rolled gluten-free oats
½ cup sweet rice flour
½ to ¾ cup coconut sugar*
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup melted virgin coconut oil (or butter)*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place all ingredients for the filling into a 7 x 11-inch baking pan. Gently stir together with a large spoon. A good gauge for sufficient fruit is to fill your pan almost to the top with sliced fruit. It will cook down quite a bit. See the photo below.

In a small mixing bowl stir together the oats, rice flour, sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add oil and vanilla and stir together with a fork. Using your hands, crumble the topping evenly over the filling.

Bake for about 40 minutes or until the juices are bubbling up and the topping is lightly browned.

*Notes: Use organic brown sugar, Sucanat, or maple sugar in the topping instead of coconut sugar if desired. Sometimes I add 1 to 2 tablespoons more oil to the topping if the mixture seems to need it.
Lemon Juice can be omitted if you are sensitive to citrus.

Italian Plum Variation: Use 4 to 5 cups pitted, halved plums in place of the apples or a combination of the two. Toss with 3 to 4 tablespoons arrowroot; increase liquid sweetener to 4 tablespoons; omit lemon juice. Source: www.nourishingmeals.com


Other recipes where coconut sugar would work:


129 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting on the coconut sugar, I had been wondering how it tasted and baked. Also thank for your wonderful,healthy dishes!

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  2. This looks so yummy! I'm posting it on facebook as well. Thank you so much!! :)

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  3. We'll definitely be making this apple crisp! We made the nectarine ice cream today to celebrate our youngest's half birthday (she's 5 1/2 and did a great job helping to make the ice cream). She and I loved the ice cream. Her brother didn't (and I wonder whether it's because I made the mistake of telling him what the ingredients were (had he been part of making it, it might have been different)).

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  4. Wow the Apple Crisp looks wonderful and I am interested in trying coconut sugar in some recipes.

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  5. This sounds amazing! I have a ton of apples right now because I went picking at an orchard last week, so this is the perfect time to try this crisp. I'm really intrigued by the coconut sugar, too, and would love to try it.

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  6. I am so glad that I have found your website and cookbook. I love trying the new recipes that you post. Thanks so much for sharing all you do - - Nettie McFarland - Daytona Beach Florida

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  7. Autumn is the perfect time for buckles, slumps and grunts! I am ready to head out to the apple tree right now!

    thanks for sharing this with our GF SF house.

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  8. Ooooo coconut sugar! I have been wanting to try it, but wasn't sure how it tastes. The apple crisp recipe is perfect timing as I was looking for a yummy vegan recipe to try out for the family today!

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  9. Wow, the recipe looks awesome. I was also curious on the coconut sugar.

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  10. This looks delicious! I'm new to the whole foods/gluten free lifestyle and I've been trying a few of your recipes. The ice cream was amazing!!

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  11. This looks delicious! I would LOVE some coconut sugar!

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  12. Wow! That looks amazing. We've got an abundance of apples right now. Just finished an apple pie and was wondering what to make next! I've been falling head over heels with coconut, I can't wait to try the coconut sugar. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  13. This recipe looks delicious! I would love to try coconut sugar. I just discovered the joys of all things coconut a few months ago. I never knew coconut sugar existed!

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  14. This recipe caught my attention because I am obsessed with coconut products! I would love to try this and have never seen coconut sugar! Where can I get it? I am sharing this on my FB page - I have quite a few Celiac and allergic friends!

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  15. That recipe looks amazing!! :) I will definitely be trying it out! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Looks amazing!

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  17. THIS is why I loooove fall!
    Love your site and all the recipes. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I have been wanting to try coconut sugar for a while. Thanks for the contest!

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  19. Yumm. Looks good. We have been cooking with coconut oil. I keep hearing about the coconut sugar and flour. Nice to learn more about it here! We just bought many, many pounds of apples. This will be on our list.

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  20. Please enter me into this contest; coconut sugar looks great and low(er) glycemic!

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  21. Not sure what happened to my comment. Trying again.

    This looks amazing. My stomach is now growling. I hope you are bringing this with you to BlogHer Food.

    I wonder if I can get that coconut sugar where I live. I've been hearing about it more and it sounds good.

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  22. I love coconut, I love sugar, and I love a contest!

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  23. oooh, i've been wanting to try coconut sugar, and haven't been able to find it anywhere. i'd use it to make your apple crisp, because we just went apple pickin', and we've got to use up those apples somehow!
    :)

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  24. Oh Wow. This looks amazing. Thanks so much for posting all of these lovely recipes! I'm reposting on facebook and my blog because I have friends who eat whole grain diets like myself. I'm in phase 3 of the elimination, but plan on making this for my family as soon as I'm done.

    And a special thanks to Tom, who gave me some advice this week about a citrus intolerance I found in phase 2! It was very helpful.

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  25. I linked to you blog via Amy at SimplySugarandGlutenFree. I have enjoyed reading through your recipes. I made Chocolate Banana Teff Bread and it is not only delicious but the perfect texture and amount of sweetness. Thanks for sharing your life and your knowledge and skill.

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  26. Oh Ali, I do have one question, though. Lemon juice was the intolerance I found in phase 2. Do you think it would be ok to leave out the lemon juice or is there a non-citrus alternative. I found even a tablespoon or two in a recipe bothers me. Thanks for any advice!

    Jennifer M.

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  27. That looks delicious! I made something simillar this week but I added diced bartlett pears to mine. Also when I was done baking it and it was still warm, I ate some with a dallop of organic plain yogurt on top. It was very much like cobbler with ice cream. Who says eating healthy has to taste bad!

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  28. Coconut sugar, hmm? Sounds fabulous! Would love to try it! I think I will do some baking this weekend.
    Terry Christie

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  29. Hi there,
    Recipe looks delicious! I recently sampled coconut sugar at a food fair. Completely agree with your description. Thanks for your yummy recipes!

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  30. I LOVE COCONUT SUGAR! I've been using it for a few months now and I'm obsessed. Now, I can't wait to try it in this crisp recipe because... well... I am a huge fan of crisps, too :) Go figure... I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and I check it every day, I love it it so much. Thank you for every thing you do!
    ~Desirée D.

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  31. Thanks for sharing the info about coconut sugar. I didn't know that it existed! The crisp recipe looks yummy. can't wait to try it.

    I have your blog on my FB so everyone can experience your creative healthy cooking.
    Kristina

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  32. A new baking adventure! Any recommendations on brand name and where to find it locally?

    Where I am in The City, doesn't have a working oven...but then, I am too busy to recreate here my kitchen :o), so I will have to wait til my return in November.

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  33. Yes, please, enter me in the coconut sugar drawing. Thanks. sc

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  34. Wow, love the picture and I love apple crisp. I had never heard of coconut sugar, sounds wonderful.
    Thanks for chance to win some.
    Karen Kraus - Calgary AB

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  35. THis crisp looks fantastic! I"ve been looking at coconut sugar at a local natural foods store here in Minneapolis (Traditional Foods of Minnesota), and have wanted to give it a try. They also sell coconut vinegar, which looks intriguing - have you tried? Oooh, I hope I win, I want to try the coconut sugar! And I want to eat your apple crisp!

    Kim - affairsofliving.blogspot.com

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  36. Ali,
    This looks wonderful. We've been making a lot of (low sugar) crisps lately. It's a great way to enjoy the plentiful fruit of the season in a healthy dessert.

    I've been looking around for coconut sugar, but so far haven't been able to find it in our local stores. Looks like a great healthy sweetener - we're always on the lookout for low glycemic sugar alternatives. Thanks for the info about it!

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  37. Wow, I can't wait to try this, it's so awesome that you make these GFCF, my son hated his new diet till I found your site. Thank you!!
    Irene

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  38. I love your cookbook and blog! I used coconut sugar in a couple recipes lately...lavender lemonade and a dark chocolate coconut pudding. Would love to try more recipes with it!

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  39. There are no two way about it - apples+cinnamon= bliss. I grew up in New England and with the crisp days of autumn came bushels of apples sold on the side of the road. Home kitchens and church socials had every type of dessert you can imagine made out of apples but the best were always the expected - apple pie! Nirvana for my senses and top that slice of hot apple pie with a wedge of sharp Vermont cheddar cheese and I was in pure heaven.
    Sadly that is not the best option these days and the coconut sugar sounds great for cleaning up my old favorite recipes even more - thanks so much for the feature.

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  40. Have to admit I had not heard of coconut sugar before and I love what I am learning from your cookbook as well as the website. I've started stocking my kitchen with gluten free ingrediants and just started on some of the recipes, love them!

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  41. Please help! I'd really like to eat healthy but I dislike cooking and I only have an hour in the evening to prep, cook and serve. Is there somewhere I could go to get a month's worth of menus with shopping lists? Would anyone be willing to share their hard work?

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  42. I have been on the elimination diet for two months, and the constant, grinding joint pain from fibromyalgia has virtually disappeared. I had been gluten free for two years prior to this, but it turns out I have many food allergies and sensitivities that were unsuspected previously. Hooray for the Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and for your blog!

    Lara Gary

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  43. I have been on the elimination diet for two months, and the constant, grinding joint pain from fibromyalgia has virtually disappeared. I had been gluten free for two years prior to this, but it turns out I have many food allergies and sensitivities that were unsuspected previously. Hooray for the Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and for your blog!

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  44. I'm new to this site and already love it! I've tried a lot of the recipes with great success and looking forward to trying this apple crisp over the weekend!

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  45. Ali, this recipe looks delicious... I have been enjoying learning how to do some baking with coconut lately and now am excited to try coconut sugar. Do they sell it at the coop yet, or do you have to order it online? JFL

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  46. I can't believe I've never heard of this stuff but I definitely plan to try it! Just in time for Fall baking :-)

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  47. This looks delicious -- I'll be trying it this weekend.

    My 7-year old son just tested as intolerant to dairy, egg, gluten and soy so we have been using your cookbook and this site for our elimination diet -- they have been the best resource for feeding my very picky family. Everyone has been feeling great! Thanks so much for this terrific resource.

    Debra

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  48. Looks really good...would love to try coconut sugar. I have recently added coconut oil to our diets here.
    I also shared this on facebook. Thanks for sharing your recipes and for this chance to win too. :)

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  49. As autumn settles in, this is the perfect time for this recipe. I can hardly wait to try it!

    Hadn't heard about coconut sugar before, but I use coconut oil and coconut vinegar. I'll have to look for it.

    I also posted your link on facebook and my blog! A great recipe to share with others...

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  50. 50 comments! Phew! Sounds like the coconut sugar drawing will be exciting!

    We are making nectarine ice cream today for a birthday celebration for a friend. I was looking up the recipe and a yummy apple crisp recipe showed up.

    Thanks for your wonderful recipes!

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  51. wow! this recipe looks absolutely amazing!! I might have to make this one for thanksgiving

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  52. This tasted so wonderful! Almost like brown sugar in the crisp, mmmmmm. I would love to try baking with this-and I will share on FB, pls enter me in drawing twice :) Thanks for all your hard work! JB

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  53. Love the sound of this =D. I absolutely love apple crisp, and the coconut sugar sounds like a lovely addition!

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  54. Thank you Ali. I love crisps and have been enjoying your cookbook and blog for nine months now. Everything I have made has been wonderful and really helped me to stay GF. My three teenagers are enjoying your recipes as well. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and the give away.

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  55. Hi I've never posted before, but you have such wonderful healthy ideas, thank you for sharing!! I LOVE coconut sugar, it's my sweetener of choice, we've used it for apple crisp, blueberry crisp, love it in muffins,especially apple cinnamon.. It's great because it's low glycemic and can be used anywhere you would sugar without changes. If you're used to super sweet white sugar you muight need to add extra!!

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  56. This looks delicious. I have tried so many of your recipes (the whole grain waffles are a staple in our house)and bought the cookbook too. Thanks so much for helping me to do the GF diet so much healthier than I use to. I was really looking for a place to learn about alternatives to white rice flour and loads of sugar to make things taste good. Thanks!!

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  57. Thank you for your wonderful blog Ali. I love your innovation and incorporation of not so common ingredients into your recipes.

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  58. I just got your cookbook and am loving it! This recipe looks good too. I just bought a huge box of Italian plums. I think I'll try making the version with plums. Thanks for the great recipe and giveaway.

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  59. That crisp looks amazing. Coconut Sugar??? That sounds absolutely heavenly. I am always looking for granulated sweeteners to replace sugar (the liquid varieties just aren't the same sometimes), and coconut is probably my 2nd favorite food, behind avocados (which would not make a very good crip). So, perfect! I wonder how it would be in cinnamon rolls?

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  60. I can't wait to try this recipe! I have 40lbs of organic apples coming in next weekend. I hope it cools down a little so that I can get to baking and canning:) It's 95 here in Tucson.

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  61. Thank you for your great work-Teresa

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  62. Ali you are amazing!!! Stoked to try out coconut sugar, I never have!
    Happy cooking, ~Victoria Kieburtz

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  63. The recipe looks great. I can't wait to try it!

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  64. SO excited to try this! My husband is gluten intolerant and loves Apple Crisp. I made him my own version of peach crisp last week and he loved it even though it did not turn out quite right, I am sure he will love this recipe even more!

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  65. looks great! I'm nursing and can't use oats, is there a substitute for chrisps?

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  66. coconut sugar sounds wonderful!

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  67. I just used up my first bag of coconut sugar and I LOVE it! Not to mention the health benefits (but you did:)...AND I just bought a huge bag o'apples to make a crisp this weekend. Will have to restock when I win the drawing (fingers crossed...)

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  68. I'm currently trying to lick my computer screen. Darn. I guess I'll just have to make it myself!
    Dana Tift
    northwestvibranthealth@yahoo.com

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  69. This sounds wonderful, and the combination of Italian prune plums and apples - well, I know what I'm buying tomorrow at the Farmer's Market!

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  70. My husband is a Crisp Fan and I am allergic to cane sugar. I look forward to trying this. Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

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  71. This looks AMAZING! I am insulin resistant and am always looking for a good, healthy sugar substitute - I'll have to try it! :-)
    -Karen

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  72. mmm. This looks great! I haven't tried coconut sugar yet but I've really been wanting to! Where is the best place to get it? The only places I've seen it are pretty expensive!

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  73. Holy cow! Everyone wants some coconut sugar! Seeing as I am the queen of coconut I would LOVE to try it. I've seen so many delicious recipes using it and now your coconut apple crisp?.... I have got to find some but I've yet seen it in a shop!! Would be a great birthday gift to myself :)

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  74. Thank you!

    Your recipe is a welcome treat. There's a dearth of recipes using coco palm sugars on the Internet, though it's a direct substitute for many other sweeteners.

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  75. The recipe looks fabulous. I started using Agave Syrup 30 years ago before it was mainstream. I am now very interested in Coconut sugar as I am now leading a Whole Life lifestyle. Keep up the excellant work and wonderful recipes

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  76. This is a great site. A friend just referred me -- I plan to check it out regularly. I can't have refined sugar because of a food intolerance so am always looking for things like this. It sounds delicious!

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  77. I have been hearing a lot about coconut sugar lately. I have heard it is pricey. Any suggestions about where to purchase it? We are dairy free and gluten free and I am so excited to have found your blog and I am going to order your book this week:)

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  78. Thank you for the inspirations and great information. I have enjoyed your blog for quite some time and today I received your cookbook. Can't wait to dive into the book!

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  79. Wow! I'm excited to experiment with coconut sugar!

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  80. I would love to win the coconut sugar -- never tried it before. Thanks for a great giveaway!!
    Jennifer Richardson
    cropwithme@cox.net

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  81. I also posted this on my facebook page. Hope you have a great time at the conference. Can't wait to hear who wins the coconut sugar. Thanks!
    Jennifer Richardson
    cropwithme@cox.net

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  82. I love crisps, especially gluten free....beautiful!

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  83. Sounds amazing! Where does one buy coconut sugar?

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  84. My friend, Shirley(GFE), told me about your mission! Hope I win. The nectarine ice cream looks divine.

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  85. My friend, Shirley(GFE), told me about your mission! Hope I win. The nectarine ice cream looks divine.

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  86. My friend, Shirley(GFE), told me about your mission! Hope I win. The nectarine ice cream looks divine.

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  87. Made this yesterday, used 1 tablespoon and molasses and 2 of agave nectar as the sweetener. Also added some ground ginger into the apple mixture. Got lots of compliments. :) Definitely will be making it again, it's so easy!

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  88. now seriously- ali s recipes are THE ones to try! she makes it SO much fun to be a cook.. coconut sugar?? LETS GO WITH IT! ( clap-clap-clap-clap!) whip out the recipe.. and lets get S T A R T E D! thats how i always feel with her new recipes!!! yaaay....

    smiling..

    laura

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  89. Lovely....would love to try some coconut sugar.

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  90. I've never tried coconut sugar before, but I would love to so please enter me in the drawing. :)

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  91. Another very enticing dish from you! Coconut sugar sounds really wonderful. Obviously everyone else agrees. ;-)

    Can't believe we only get a little bit more time together tomorrow morning. BlogHer Food 09 has been incredible!

    Shirley

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  92. I just found your blog and look forward to checking your recipes out. I'd never heard of coconut sugar before, but would love to try it sometime. Thanks for the info!

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  93. It looks so good, I can't wait to try this. I'm sure my whole family will eat the whole dish in one sitting
    Thank you for all your awesome recipes, I'm a huge fan!!!

    Irene

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  94. I make crisps year round! I have to try this one!!! I never heared of cocnut sugar, thank you!
    I have to say I love cocnut in every shape and form!

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  95. Your cookbook has been a lifesaver for my daughter who was injured by the Gardasil vaccine. For the past 6 months or so she's been on a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, fruit-free diet and your cookbook helped us get us through it. I have learned so much in your cookbook, I'll never see food the same way again! Thank you, Thank you and Thank you!!

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  96. nummy! great work guys. I look forward to trying this one out. Love your work and always looking forward to hearing your new creative ideas.
    Thanks,
    Mommy Eve and Daughter Crystal

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  97. Julianne... JCB... says
    You are awesome and Woohoo for coconut sugar!!!

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  98. My daughter is not allowed cane or beet sugar. Honey and maple syrup are OK. I would LOVE to win this. And I will look for coconut sugar at my store! Thank you!

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  99. This recipe looks delicious. I know it will be as good as it sounds, coming from you. I made the Teff Banana Pancakes for my 22-month old son the other day, he ate half a batch all by himself. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  100. Thanks to all who participated, I wanted you all to win! I do however have one lucky winner! :)

    Giveaways are fun. I have a few more planned for the future so stay tuned! -Ali :)

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  101. The winner of this contest is Stephanie Mckenzie - the first to leave a comment!

    All of the winner info is posted on the Chipotle Black Bean and Yam Stew recipe page. Thanks everyone for participating! :)

    -Ali :)

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  102. Our family loves using coconut sugar and are always happy to find more recipes using it! Thanks!

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  103. That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

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  104. From Dallas,
    You can find coconut sugar (and several other varieties of sugars) at the larger asian markets.

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  105. Cool! I just found something called coconut sugar at my health food store, and it looks very promising. I have been using Agave for the past year, but discovered that its high fructose content may be doing me more harm than good.

    I can't wait to make your apple crisp, I have celiac and food sensitivies as well, but this looks safe and yummy!!!

    thanks!!
    Aimee williams

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  106. Hooray for more gluten-free desserts! I am loving your cookbook right now and am buying extra copies for my family members as well as encouraging my health coaching clients to try to follow an elimination diet according to your guidelines. I'm working on changing my mentality to one of abundance rather than deprivation (after having been gluten-free for over a year, I'm still trying to get over the "awww, I can't eat that..." thoughts I experience occasionally outside of my home kitchen, and number you as among those I can thank for reminding me of the much greater life I'm gaining as a result. Excited to try this recipe over the weekend!

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  107. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! We have 15 pounds of fresh picked apples ready for the baking!
    It will be fun to share the recipe with friends! Hope M

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  108. I have heard of coconut sugar but ahve never tried. sounds lik ans excellent choice to use. the apple crisp looks delightful. I can't wait to make it. thanks for sharing the recipe. this si agret site.

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  109. That looks so delicious! I am loving fall and ready for something with apples and cinnamon. I only recently started to try coconut sugar - it's great! Thanks for another wonderful recipe.

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  110. Apple Crisp - is there anything that says "Welcome Home" more than the smell of apples and cinnamon. Its like a hug from Mom. So wonderful to have a GF version. Thanks Ali and Tom!

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  111. We LOVE fruit crisps at our house, but can't do oats. Cobbler is a poor substitute for the crisp (in my opinion. Anything you would suggest as a sub? I've been thinking of just a very nutty cobbler.

    AND thanks for listing the glycemic index on the sugars. I didn't know coconut sugar was so low. My mom is diabetic, so that is great info for us. Can't wait to try it.
    Thanks for your thoughts, Diana in WA

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  112. I heart Whole Life Nutrition! can't wait to try that recipe

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  113. Mara M: this was delicious with plums from my own tree!

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  114. I just shared this with a friend of mine who was looking for a yummy apple recipe. Can't wait to make it myself!
    Thank you for your wonderful cookbook-it has helped me so much since I went gluten-free a few months back. I love my green shakes in the morning, and love trying new recipes and creating new dishes. Although I have a long love affair with bread, I really don't ever want to ever go back to feeling the way I did most of my life and being so sick. So here's to more fabulous healthy recipes and a beautiful life! :)

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  115. i would love to try the coconut sugar. thanks for the great recipe. it sounds like a good one to take to my monthly healthy potluck. we love our raw food, but the desserts do disappear quickly!

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  116. Thanks for the info on the coconut sugar. I have wanted to try it and you have given me the information I needed.

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  117. your recipes look great, I'd like to try coconut sugar.
    Margaret in Monterey

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  118. We just stumbled upon your website and after trying your apple crisp, will be ordering your cookbook! WOW IT IS PHENOMENAL!!! Our family said it is by far our favorite allergy-friendly dessert and we will be making another one next week for company! INCREDIBLE recipe and we can't wait to get your cookbook! Blessings to you!

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  119. Hello and thank you for your wonderful site with yummy recipies and for the pictures too, which are really helpful. TR

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  120. This is the first month of gluten intolerance diagnosis and first day on your website...I am so encouraged!

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  121. I just made your apple crisp recipe this evening, and OMMMg it's amazing. I love it. Thanks for this site, and you're lovely recipes. I'm new to gluten free, sorta new to vegetarianism/vegan. Its easy to be inspired when you have sites like to to work with. Ty Ty.

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  122. Hi Ali - what a great recipe! I have been plagued with trying to get my peach crisp to work out. It bakes up beautifully, but there is no crisp! I think I need to add more arrowroot, or decant the juice from my peaches once they've thawed. Well, we tried this recipe last night with the peaches (using your suggestions for plums for the arrowroot ratio). It worked out better than any other variation that I've tried, but still no crisp. The oatmeal mixture sinks into the peaches. However, I must say that this makes a lovely and decadent baked "oatmeal." I think I'll try decanting the peach juice next time to see if it will crisp better. All in all the flavors are amazing and I LOVE the coconut sugar. Thanks again for a great recipe and providing inspiration to try something new!

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  123. This recipe looks DELICIOUS! A good article about the health benefits of coconut sugar is the following: http://www.livinghealthymom.com/coconut-sugar-benefits/

    Happy baking!

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  124. Love this recipe. I added other fruits, such as plums, nectarines and mangoes, and spices nutmeg and cardamom - yummmm! Thank you for your site and look forward to being part of your community. Thanks again.

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  125. Just discovered coconut sugar! Love it! Thanks. --Emka

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  126. I made this yummy recipie this week for Canadian Thanksgiving and it was AMAZING. I often don't get to eat deserts as I'm gluten and refined-sugar free, so it was exciting to eat something that was so amazingly delicious. Thanks so much for this, I'll be making it again very soon!

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  127. This was incredible and tasted even better the next day. The GF oats from Trader Joes were pretty thick the first day and seemed to soften by day 2. I used maple syrup and whatever GF flour I had in the house in the topping and it came out great. Thanks for sharing!

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  128. Love to learn. You are so up on all that is healthy and to me new. I will for sure be making this luscious looking apple crisp. I will be looking for coconut sugar. Thanks for all your hard work. Be blessed!

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  129. Coconut Sugar! Brilliant. I just found out that I have a fructose intolerance. How sad for someone who likes to bake! I'm also gluten intolerant and i think many of these food intolerances often accompany one another. So, I am very excited about using Coconut sugar. I think it may be my ticket back to enjoying wonderful sweet recipes!! lisa

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