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!
I could eat crisps all year round, but but there's something about saving apple desserts until the fall! Make this Gluten Free Strawberry Crisp if you want a summertime crisp instead!
- Lemon Juice
- Coconut Sugar
- Cassava Flour
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.
Pre-heat the oven to start off. Then peel and chop the apples into slices.
Mix the apples in a bowl with the coconut sugar and lemon juice, then place the mixture into the baking dish.
Next, let's make the crisp topping. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Separately, slice the cold butter into chunks.
Using a pastry cutter, mix together the butter and dry ingredients until small crumbs are formed.
Evenly spread the crumbs on top of the apple mixture. It may seem like a lot of topping, but be sure to do the full amount.
Bake it for one hour or until the apples have softened, then let cool and enjoy!
There are a few substitutions here to make this dish more allergen friendly, or just a bit more convenient!
- Palm Shortening- If you want to make this dairy free, you can use palm shortening instead! It still has to be refrigerated though, so measure it out then put it on a plate in the fridge for an hour or so.
- Brown Sugar- While brown sugar isn't as healthy as coconut sugar, it's a perfectly good substitution that tastes just as good!
There's endless amounts of crisp you can make!
- You can make this with a mixture of pears and apples.
- Gluten Free Strawberry Crisp is a perfect summertime treat!
This can stay wrapped or in an airtight container on the counter (but out of the sunlight) for 1-2 days.
If you'll have it longer than that, or don't have a spot for it out of direct sunlight, then wrap it up and place it in the fridge, where it'll last at least up to 5 days.
To reheat it, place the baking dish back in the oven on a low setting until heated through.
The best way to serve this is with vanilla ice cream!
When it's hot and fresh from the oven, serve it up and put 1-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream on top!
Another delicious way to serve this is with homemade whipped cream on top.
Gluten Free Apple Crisp
- 1 vegetable peeler
- 1 Knife
- 1 Cutting Board
- Measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- 8x8 baking dish
- 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!
Did you make this gluten free apple crisp? Let me know how it went in the comments below!
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