Fall in Love with Our Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Recipe Today

Welcome to my gluten-free apple crisp recipe! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand the importance of healthy and flavorful meals. That’s why I’ve created this easy gluten-free and dairy-free recipe that even those with dietary restrictions can enjoy.

This apple crisp recipe is perfect for any season, whether you’re looking to use up some fresh apples or simply in need of a comforting dessert. It’s a naturally gluten-free dessert that doesn’t compromise on taste and texture.

Nothing quite beats the aroma of warm cinnamon and ginger mingling with the sweet-tart scent of freshly baked apples. This vegan apple crisp is sure to fill your home with the most delightful smells and leave your taste buds asking for more.

So, whether you’re hosting a family gathering or simply craving something sweet, this apple crisp recipe is a must-try! Get ready to indulge in a healthy, easy, and delicious gluten-free dessert.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Apple Crisp
Gluten Free Apple Crisp

As a food blogger and nutritionist, I always aim to create recipes that are not only healthy, but also delicious. That’s why I’m excited to share this Gluten-Free Apple Crisp recipe with you!

Firstly, this recipe is completely gluten-free, which is perfect for those who follow a gluten-free diet. Instead of using traditional all-purpose flour, this recipe uses a gluten-free flour blend that includes tapioca starch and rice flour. This means individuals with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity can enjoy the sweetness of apple crisp without any worry.

Secondly, this recipe is also dairy-free making it a perfect choice for those who are lactose intolerant or follow a vegan lifestyle. Instead of butter or cream, this recipe uses almond meal, which serves as a vegan crumble topping that provides the same rich flavor as butter.

Lastly, this healthy apple crisp recipe is an easy-peasy and quick dessert option if you’re ever in need of some last-minute baking. With just a few crisp ingredients like old-fashioned oats, almond flour and light brown sugar for the topping, and Granny Smith apples peeled and sliced thinly for the filling- you can have a bowl of comfort in no time. All you have to do is mix everything together by tossing them in a large bowl and then bake it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for an irresistible aroma to fill your kitchen.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, it’s also highly versatile. You can pair it with a warm low-fat vanilla ice cream or top it onto your oatmeal bowl for breakfast! Trust me when I say; you’ll love how easy and delicious this gluten-free apple crisp recipe will turn out to be!

Ingredient List

“Get cozy with a warm bowl of gluten-free apple crisp”

Let’s dive into the gluten-free ingredient list for this delicious and easy apple crisp recipe. With a blend of rolled oats, almond flour, and a gluten-free flour mix, this recipe is perfect for anyone with gluten intolerance or sensitivity. The crisp ingredients include granny smith apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a few other flavorful additions. Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll need to create this delightfully healthy apple dessert.


  • 4 cups of peeled and sliced granny smith apples
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats (certified gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup of almond meal/flour
  • 1/4 cup of tapioca starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
  • Zest from one orange

Make sure to have all these ingredients on hand before starting to bake this tasty dessert!

The Recipe How-To

“Spooning into this gluten-free apple crisp is pure bliss”

Now that we’ve gone through the ingredient list, let’s dive into how to bring this gluten-free apple crisp recipe to life in your own kitchen.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray.


  1. Peel and core 4 cups of apples (about 4 medium-sized). Cut them into thin slices and spread them evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of tapioca starch with a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger, 2 teaspoons of orange zest, and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.
  3. Pour the mixture over the sliced apples, using a spatula to toss and coat each slice.


  1. In a separate mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup of gluten-free flour blend, 3/4 cup of rolled oats (old fashioned), and 1/2 cup of almond meal or almond flour.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt into the mixing bowl.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup (one stick) of cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the mixture until it becomes coarse sand-like crumbles.
  4. Spread the topping evenly over the apples.


Bake in the preheated 350°F oven for 45-50 minutes until the crisp topping turns golden brown and the apple filling is bubbling around the edges.


Allow the apple crisp to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve with a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream or your favorite dairy-free dessert to balance the richness of the crisp. This gluten-free apple dessert is perfect for any occasion and pairs well with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Enjoy an easy, healthy, and naturally gluten-free apple crisp recipe that everyone will love!

Substitutions and Variations

“An apple a day makes for a delicious dessert in this gluten-free crisp”

I believe in adding a little twist to my recipes, and this gluten-free apple crisp recipe is no exception! If you’re looking to mix things up, here are some substitution ideas that can help give your apple crisp an extra kick:

– Gluten-Free Flour: You can use various flour blends to create the perfect consistency for your gluten-free apple crisp. Almond meal or rice flour both work well as substitutes for traditional wheat flour.

– Apples: If you want to switch things up, try using different types of apples. Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or Gala are all great options. You can also try mixing and matching different varieties for a unique flavor profile!

– Toppings: Experiment with the crumble toppings to add some texture and flavor variety. Swap out the old-fashioned oats for something like coconut or chopped nuts. Or top it with a vegan crumble topping instead of a classic streusel.

– Dairy-free: If you’re lactose intolerant or looking for a vegan option, use vegan butter or coconut oil instead of butter. You can also swap out the vanilla ice cream with a non-dairy option like sorbet or frozen yogurt.

Whatever substitutions or variations you choose to make, don’t be afraid to get creative! Your gluten-free apple crisp should be enjoyable for everyone while keeping it healthy and delicious.

Serving and Pairing

“Apple lovers unite with this gluten-free twist on a classic dessert”

Oh, my dears! The gluten-free apple crisp recipe is perfection in every bite. It is warm, cozy, and the perfect addition to any fall gathering or holiday celebration. This dessert pairs well with a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream or dairy-free whipped cream. Trust me; it’s the perfect combination of soft-baked apples and a nutty, crunchy topping. You’ll love it!

But wait, there’s more! If you want to take this dessert to the next level, add a splash of fresh lemon juice over the baked apples before adding the crumble topping. This will add an extra zingy layer of flavor that will make your guests go back for seconds.

This gluten-free apple crisp recipe is an all-time classic that matches perfectly with a cup of hot coffee, cocoa or tea. It is also versatile enough to be served as breakfast with some yogurt or topped with granola.

For a more sophisticated palate, try pairing it with some Alsatian white wine like Riesling or Pinot Gris featuring flavors just as intense and fruity as your tart Granny Smith apples. If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic option, I suggest pairing this refreshing treat with a glass of sparkling apple cider.

So sit back, grab yourself some fritzy desserts and enjoy this wonderful dish! I can promise that the aroma itself will tantalize your taste buds before you even take the first bite. Enjoyment awaits!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Get ready to fall for this gluten-free apple crisp”

Once you’ve made this delicious Gluten Free Apple Crisp, you might be wondering how to best store it for later or how to reheat it without sacrificing its perfectly crisp topping. Thankfully, there are some simple tips and tricks to ensure that your crisp stays fresh and tasty as leftovers.

If you want to make this ahead of time, prepare the apple filling and the topping separately. Store them in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 2 days until you’re ready to assemble and bake it.

To store any leftover apple crisp, let it cool completely first by leaving it on the countertop for 30 minutes before transferring into an airtight container. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days without losing its flavor or texture.

When reheating, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the crisp on the middle rack covered loosely with aluminum foil. Reheat for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through, then remove foil and bake for extra 5 minutes or until the top is crispy again. You can also reheat individual servings in a microwave in a microwave-safe dish.

This recipe is also versatile enough that you can easily freeze any leftovers by wrapping it tightly with foil or cling film then placing it in an airtight container or freezer bag. It will stay fresh in the freezer up to one month. To serve frozen dessert, thaw overnight in your fridge then reheat following instructions above.

However, please note that freezing and reheating might cause slight changes to the texture of your apple crisp, so just enjoy your freshly made apple crisp whenever possible! You can also add a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream on top of each serving while still hot from oven, that way you’ll have an even more deliciously comforting dessert experience.

Tips for Perfect Results

“This gluten-free apple crisp will have your taste buds singing”

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I’m always in search of ways to elevate the taste and nutritional value of dishes. Here are a few tips that can help you achieve the perfect gluten-free apple crisp recipe.

1. The type of apples matters.

For the apple crisp recipe, select apples that hold their shape and have a tart flavor such as Granny Smith. Other popular varieties include Honeycrisp, Braeburn, or Pink Lady.

2. Keep the crust crunchy.

To ensure a crispy crust on top of the apple crisp, avoid overcrowding the baking dish. This will allow room for the apples to breathe and release steam, creating a crunchier topping.

3. Experiment with spices.

Though cinnamon is a staple for apple crisp recipes, don’t be afraid to experiment with different spice combinations. I highly recommend adding freshly grated ginger or orange zest to compliment the warm cinnamon flavors.

4. Use almond flour for added texture.

Substituting almond flour for some of the gluten-free flour blend gives added texture and flavor to this vegan-friendly dessert.

5. Don’t over mix the crumble topping.

Overmixing the topping can result in a doughy consistency that won’t crisp up in the oven. Instead, mix gently until all ingredients are combined before sprinkling over the apples.

By following these tips, you’ll get an irresistible gluten-free apple crisp recipe that’s perfect to indulge in on any occasion!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this gluten-free apple crisp recipe is an easy and delicious dessert that everyone can enjoy. The combination of tart Granny Smith apples, aromatic spices, and a crispy almond crumble topping creates an irresistible flavor and texture that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

Not only is this recipe gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free and can be made vegan-friendly with the use of plant-based butter and ice cream. With the recommended substitutions in the ingredient list section, this recipe can easily cater to various dietary restrictions and preferences without sacrificing its taste.

By trying out this recipe at home, not only are you taking care of your body by choosing wholesome and organic ingredients, but you’re also reducing food waste by making use of old-fashioned oats that might be lying in your pantry. This recipe ticks all the right boxes- being healthy, sustainable, and scrumptious!

So go ahead and indulge in this naturally gluten-free and healthy apple dessert with a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream! Trust me; you won’t be disappointed!

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe

Thank you Oregonian! I don't miss many desserts since giong gluten-free, but this is one of the few. Oh so good...
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 506.9 kcal


  • 6 large apples (such as Granny Smith or McIntosh)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 1 quart low-fat vanilla ice cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Peel, quarter, core and slice the apples 1/2-inch thick. In a medium bowl, toss the apple slices with the lemon juice, orange juice, orange zest and ginger. Transfer the apples to the prepared baking pan. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, rice flour and tapioca starch; pulse for 2 to 3 seconds. Add butter in tablespoons and pulse until the mixture is crumbly, with butter pieces no bigger than a pea. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples.
  • Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until the apples are tender and juices are bubbling in the center. Serve topped with vanilla ice cream.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 318gCalories: 506.9kcalCarbohydrates: 91.9gProtein: 4.7gFat: 15.2gSaturated Fat: 9.3gCholesterol: 48.5mgSodium: 168.4mgFiber: 4.6gSugar: 71.2g
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