This Paleo Apple Pie Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie layers a chewy, fudgey skillet cookie with warm apple pie filling. Top with coconut milk ice cream and chopped pecans for a decadent yet healthy dessert! Gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free.Have you fallen hopelessly in love with your cast iron skillets yet? I have to say, it was love at first “fry” with the Lodge cast iron skillets I’ve had for 2 years now. And when I say “love”, I’m talking the kind of love that makes me spontaneously break out random cheesy love song lyrics.
I knew I loved you before I met you (skillet)…I think I dreamed you into life!
And I can’t fight this feeling anymore (skillet)…I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for!
Tell me how am I supposed to live without you (skillet?) Now that I’ve been lovin’ you so long?! Skillet?
Um, yeah. I totally just did that, you didn’t imagine it. Luckily my skillets are hanging in there like champs and I won’t have to live without them anytime soon. Even luckier for me (and all of us) – there’s never a shortage of cast iron skillets to purchase online or elsewhere.
If you’re looking to take the plunge – I highly recommend these! I cook everything in them – my breakfast hashes, fried eggs, plantain chips, burgers, chicken, meatballs – and now this flipping amazing snickerdoodle skillet cookie!I’m not sure why I haven’t made a skillet cookie until now – you would think that a skillet cookie would have happened within the first week of owning my cast irons, but, no. It took two years! I’ve made cookie cupcakes and cookie cakes – no skillet cookie.
Mostly I think I’m decently intelligent (?) but this whole skillet cooking omission thing makes me question that. I guess it doesn’t matter. Better late than never –> TRUTH! Especially when it comes to baking. So, about this ridiculous apple pie snickerdoodle skillet cookie (it’s mouthful in every good sort of way.) It looks a little fancy at first glance, but it’s actually straightforward and easy to make.
Mix cookie dough ->spread in skillet -> put in oven -> make apple pie topping -> remove from oven -> top with yummy apples and other goodies if you’re inclined -> DEVOUR!
I know we can do this, and it will be amazing. I promise you’ll be singing love songs to your skillet afterwards, too. I’m forever yooooouuurs (skillet)…faithfully (skillet.)
Paleo Apple Pie Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup creamy almond butter
- 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
- ⅓ cup organic coconut palm sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tbsp apple pie spice
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 med/large apples, peeled and cubed
- 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
- 2 tbsp almond or coconut milk (or dairy free milk of choice - I used this)
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp organic coconut palm sugar
- 1 and ½ tsp apple pie spice
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- Coconut milk ice cream -> My favorite!
- Chopped pecans
- Preheat your oven to 350 and lightly grease an 8" oven proof skillet (I used this cast iron one) with coconut oil.*
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, almond butter, 1 tbsp coconut oil, coconut sugar, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, spices and salt.
- Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet and mix until smooth and fully combined. Transfer the mixture to the greased skillet, scraping the bowl to get every drop.
- Bake in the preheated oven 12-15 minutes until the center is just set. Allow the skillet to sit stovetop for a bit while the apples finish.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over med heat and add the one tbsp coconut oil. Add the cubed apples to the skillet and cook, stirring until they soften.
- Add the coconut sugar, dairy free milk, and apple pie spice and stir to completely coat. Continue to cook, adjusting the heat if necessary to avoid the sugar from burning.
- Once soft and browned, add the lemon juice and stir to coat, then cook for another minute over low heat. You can taste the apples to decide if they have the right level of sweetness to suit your taste, and add a bit of coconut sugar or lemon juice to adjust the flavor.
- Remove from heat and allow the apple pie topping to cool a bit before spooning over the skillet cookie. Slice and serve warm with a scoop of coconut milk ice cream and chopped pecans if desired. Enjoy!
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