Sweet Potato, Apple and Pecan Crumble 


I could eat this on the daily!  All the flavors of apple pie but not all the sugar to make your blood sugar go wonky. The sweet potatoes add a satisfying savory flavor making it perfect for breakfast or a side dish. Sweet potatoes are also complex carbohydrate so they are a better source of carbs than just apples furthering the aid in blood sugar stabilization. The crumb topping has a nice crunch from the nuts and a delicious sweetness from the little bit of coconut sugar. 

This recipe uses tigernut flour which is actually not a nut but an ancient tuber. They are a wonderful source of prebiotics. Prebiotic’s are something that feed the good gut bacteria. Probiotics are adding more of those good gut bacteria. (That’s a very oversimplified explanation). You can purchase tigernut flour off of Amazon, thrive market, and some specialty stores. This flour is also AIP! (autoimmune Paleo)


Sweet Potato, Apple and Pecan Crumble 

Serves 6 



Filling ingredients:

  • 3 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 organic Apple, cored and diced (not peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spectrum vegetable shortening melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • Pinch of sea salt

Topping ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup tigernut flour
  • 1/2 cup spectrum vegetable shortening
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (in the pic I used a mixture of almonds and pecans) 


  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. You can either use a 9 x 13 glass pan or a deep 8 x 8 glass pan. 
  3. In a large bowl combine filling ingredients, Set aside.
  4. Using a pastry cutter, cut together topping ingredients except nuts. Then gently stir in the nuts.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of the topping mixture to the filling and stir together. 
  6. Pour filling ingredients into your baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle crumb topping over the top of the filling evenly.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender when a knife is inserted. Baking time will change depending on how big or small you cut your apples and sweet potatoes.

**This could also be made into a more complete breakfast by cooking 1 pound of ground sausage and one diced onion then add it to the filling mixture. (See the picture below for that version). 

Sausage Version

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