While fall is not my favorite season, it probably does have the best seasonal treats compared to any other season! This gluten free apple crisp is just one of those delicious seasonal fall treats, and it's healthy too!
Ingredients in Gluten Free Apple Crisp
When I started playing around with making a healthy apple crisp, I wanted it to be paleo. That would mean grain free too! But, in my opinion, it's just not the same having an apple crisp without oats! Therefore, this recipe is not paleo, but don't just use any oats.
While oats are naturally gluten free, people who are very sensitive to gluten, or who have celiac disease, can't always tolerate oats. This is because oats are known to be widely cross contaminated with gluten. To avoid this buy oats that are certified gluten free. This will ensure your oats are absolutely free of gluten, as extra precautions were taken.
Another great option is to buy or make sprouted oats. Sprouted oats are easier to digest, and have less phytic acid. Phytic acid can cause issues to your digestion and even your teeth! Soaked or sprouted oats reduce the phytic acid content, so you can enjoy your oats with less issues.
For coconut sugar, there are so many good options, and it's easy to find in regular grocery stores. I've also used Target Brand coconut sugar, or Trader Joe's store brand.
Cassava flour is my favorite grain free flour! It's far more affordable than other flours like almond flour or other grain free flours. It's also the most similar to all purpose white or wheat flour, making it easier to substitute with when working with a general recipe. Worried you won't make anything else with cassava flour? See more ideas below!
Gluten Free Apple Crisp
- 6 apples
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup cassava flour
- ⅔ cup cold butter
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
- For the apple filling, peel, core, and chop the apples into thin slices. Mix in a bowl with the coconut sugar and lemon juice. Place into an 8x8 baking dish.
- For the crumb topping, mix the dry ingredients together. Chop the cold butter into slices, and using a pasty mixer, mix the butter into the dry ingredients. The goal is to have small crumbs. If you don't have a pastry mixer, take two butter knives and using them together, cut across the mixture until all small crumbs form.
- Spread the crumb topping mixture on top of the apples.
- Bake in the oven for 1 hour, or until apples have softened. Enjoy!
Any apple crisp is instantly made better with vanilla ice cream, and this gluten free apple crisp is no different! Especially when serving it warm, it's just so perfect.
I also love making homemade whipped cream and serving it on top! Just so yummy and tasty.
Other Uses for Cassava Flour
Once you've bought cassava flour to make this gluten free apple crisp, there are a few ideas for using the rest of it! As mentioned above, it's my favorite gluten free flour.
One yummy, and easy recipe is a paleo strawberry skillet muffin! So fun! It's yummy topped with whipped cream if you tolerate it. Perfect for spring, brunches, and strawberry season!
Paleo Peach Cobbler is a delicious option as well! I love making this all summer long during peach season! It's perfect for barbecues and cookouts. I've brought it to cookouts and it's a hit!
Keeping on the cobbler theme, you could also make a mixed berry cobbler. Really, you can put in any berries you like, or keep them all the same kind! I love making this for American themed cookouts like the 4th of July or Memorial Day.
Want more crisp recipes? Check out this strawberry crisp! It's perfect for springtime and summer! Careful, it won't last long once it's served! It's that good.
Cassava is good for more than only baked sweet treats however! It's also my favorite flour to fry in! It fries beautifully, and gets nice and crispy without falling off and becoming splotchy all over. Try these paleo and Whole30 chicken tenders! They are just so delicious and you've also gotta try some of the dips listed with them.
Did you make this gluten free apple crisp? Let me know how it went in the comments below!
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