Nourished New Year: Gluten-Free Galette

Nourished New Year: Gluten-Free Galette

Ready for more 2015 resolution inspiration? Next in line is chef and expert on all things wholesome (and tasty) Kristin O'Connor. We can't wait to indulge in the gluten-free goodness she has shared with us this week!

I’ve been thinking a lot about Karma and how all of our actions have reactions, whether distant or immediate. One of my 2015 resolutions is to give more of myself to others in a selfless way — and there is no better way to share nourishment for the body and soul than with food.

Below is one of my favorite recipes to drop off at my best friend’s door, take over to my grandparents’ house, or even surprise friends at work. I guess it’s not a totally selfless act; there is no doubt you will feel better about life in general when you find yourself doing--and making--things for others.

Check out my sweet treat recipe below:

Gluten-Free Apple Galette



¼ cup almond flour

¼ cup amaranth flour

¼ cup brown rice flour

¼ cup tapioca flour (+ more for rolling)

2 tablespoons ground flax

½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons ghee (or softened butter)

4 tablespoons ice cold water


¼ cup apple butter (homemade version)

2 braeburn apples, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons maple sugar (can sub agave)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ cup apricot jam (all fruit, no sugar added), melted

Nourished New Year: Gluten-Free Galette


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start by making the crust. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients: almond flour through cinnamon. Mix until combine. Using a pastry cutter or using two knives, cut ghee or butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal (you can also use your hands if need be). One tablespoon at a time, add ice water, stirring to combine afterwards. Finally, gently roll dough into a ball until all of the ingredients are well combined without overworking the dough.
  3. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit your baking sheet. Place the dough ball in the center of the parchment paper and roll out into a circle as best you can…this is a free-form pie so don’t worry about precision. Dough should be about ¼” thick.
  4. Spoon the apple butter into the center of the dough and spread evenly around the dough, pushing it out 1” short of the edge. Place apple slices overlapping each other onto the dough, starting from the far edge and working your way across the dough in three layers (see photo). Once you have covered all the apple butter, use the parchment to fold the edge of the dough over the apples and press gently until the whole pie has a crust.
  5. Brush the apples and crust with the apricot jam using a pastry brush.
  6. Place the galette in the oven for 25 minutes or until the edges of the pie are firm and golden brown.
  7. Eat warm or let cool completely and serve at room temperature.

~Kristin O’Connor

Kristin is a published author and private chef focused on encouraging optimal wellness. The Kristin O’Connor brand of gluten-free, eco-friendly products is a true culmination of her passion for health and devotion to philanthropy, bearing a mantra as wholesome and pleasing as her food! For more inspiration, check out her website and Instagram.

What are your favorite foods to make and share with others? Let us know below!


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