This easy and delicious apple crisp recipe is naturally gluten-free, made with juicy apples, warm cinnamon and a hearty oat topping.
Warm cinnamon, juicy apples, hearty oats….there is nothing that says fall quite like apple crisp, am I right?
Whether you enjoy it hot, room temperature or chilled the next day, I firmly believe there’s no better autumn dessert than apple crisp.
To keep my version gluten free, I swap out the traditional all purpose flour with almond flour. I love the buttery texture and nutty flavor it adds and actually prefer it over white flour.
For the rest of the topping, I mix gluten free oats with chopped walnuts, maple syrup, olive oil and warm spices. If you prefer pecans, go ahead and swap those!
What are the best types of apples for crisp?
Truth be told, this apple crisp recipe will work with any apple variety but generally speaking, the best baking apples include Braeburn, Cortland, Honey Gold, Jonathan, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Haralson, and Newtown Pippin.
Do I need to peel the apples before baking?
You do not need to peel apples before baking. In fact, I prefer to leave the skin as it holds most of the nutrients and fiber in the apples.
While optional, I love to toss the sliced apples with cinnamon before placing them in the bottom of the baking dish. My recipe is lightly sweetened with maple syrup but if you prefer a sweeter crisp, feel free to sprinkle the apples with 1/2 cup brown sugar.
Once apples are in the baking dish, sprinkle with the walnut-oat topping. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until warm and bubbly.
You can enjoy the apple crisp hot, warm or room temperature. However you enjoy it, I highly recommend serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
How far in advance can I prep the apple crisp?
This can be prepped up to 1 day in advance.
How can I freeze the apple crisp?
Bake completely then cool before freezing.
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Gluten Free Apple Crisp
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, toss apples with half of the apples (1 teaspoon cinnamon.) Place cinnamon-scented apples in the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, toss together all remaining ingredients: oats through ground ginger. Spread oat mixture evenly on top of apples.
- Bake until oat topping is golden brown and apples are warm and bubbly, about 45 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you wish.