For National Apple Turnover Day, I searched for a paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free recipe online.
After stumbling upon a few good ones, I decided to try Shanti Landon’s grain-free apple turnovers! The pictures conveyed an absolutely delicious outcome! Below is the recipe as posted on her website.
After attempting to cook this recipe, I can admit that these were amazing, especially the filling!
As for the outer shell, I have found it really hard to manipulate. I ended up with a rather stiff dough that I couldn’t mold into perfect shapes. It was also kind of tasteless and I was happy to have such a delicious filling to make up for it.
And finally, given the outcome of the final shell, and knowing that it will not be successful if cooked in a skillet as it will definitely crack open, I thought about going for a healthier version. I, therefore, used the crepes maker, added some coconut oil on top with a piece of paper, and cooked the apple turnovers.
Below are pictures of my attempt, and the final outcome.
To serve, I tried to make them even messier to give the illusion that this was done on purpose *blush*
I also served it with vegan one-ingredient banana ice cream, which was absolutely amazing!
All-in-all, it was an amazing idea for a perfect dessert!
Paleo Apple Turnovers
½ cup blanched almond flour
¾ cup tapioca flour (arrowroot would work as well)
1 cup full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk
2 egg whites
½ cup water
2 apples, skinned and chopped fine (any type will do!)
3 TBSP coconut oil + 2 TBSP coconut oil, separated
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp pure maple syrup
Heat a skillet over low heat with a small amount of oil and heat the 3 TBSP coconut oil over medium heat in a separate skillet.
Stir together the dry ingredients, then add in the remaining ingredients.
Spoon about 3 TBSP of batter into the first skillet, and swirl around gently to make into a flat crepe.
After a minute or two, flip over and cook another minute or two.
Remove and finish remaining wraps/crepes.
Meanwhile, combine all the filling ingredients and cook in other skillet with the 3 TBSP coconut oil until the apples are tender.
Once done, wipe out skillet and put the remaining 2 TBSP coconut oil in.
Fill about ⅓ of the shell with apple filling, fold over, and press down the edges with a fork.
Place in heated oil and fry for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Remove to plate covered with paper towel and let cool for a few minutes before eating.
Eat promptly. =)