Gluten-Free Apple Crisp! This apple dessert is a fall and holiday dream. It is made up of healthier ingredients like organic, gluten-free oats and flour, coconut sugar and warm spices like freshly ground nutmeg. Plus, it is easy to make, and is super cozy and delicious! And who doesn’t love a recipe like that?
- Tons of crisp-tender, sweet apple slices
- Buttery, spiced oat topping
- A toasty, caramel flavor that will make you smile
- This dessert is also dairy-free and vegan
Ingredient Notes For This Gluten-Free Apple Crisp:
- Apples – I use Honeycrisp apples here. You can also use Braeburn, Crispin, or Pink Lady. And to take it even further, you can use red, green or a combination of the two. If using only tart, green apples, though, you may need a bit more sugar to balance it out. Either way, it is going to be good!
- Spices – When I use nutmeg, I love to freshly grate it. You don’t have to, but I feel like freshly grated just elevates the dessert more.
- Bob’s Red Mill ® Organic Gluten-Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats – This particular product is great. I always buy organic oats, because buying organic ensures that the oats are not sprayed with glyphosate, which is an active ingredient found in Roundup. (Just some food for thought).
- Oat Flour – I make my own oat flour, because I can’t find organic gluten-free oat flour in stores. It is super simple, too. All I do, is add a couple of cups of my store bought oats to my high powered blender and pulse until it turns into flour. From start to finish, it takes about one minute.
- Miyoko’s Creamery ®European Style Cultured Vegan Butter – This butter is 100% crafted from plants. It melts, spreads, browns, bakes and tastes like butter. For me, this is a great alternative because it is lactose, gluten and dairy-free.
- This butter does contain some inflammatory oils. However, all butter (dairy-free or not) have these oils in them. Currently, no butter on the market is perfect. The better options, though, are by Miyoko’s and Kite Hill.
Once upon a time, I would use brown sugar for this recipe. However, I have since changed to using only coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is a plant-based, anti-inflammatory sweetener that has a low-glycemic index. So it’s a way better option for me.
For those that have never had coconut sugar, you are in for a treat. When it comes to the flavor, this sugar tastes most like brown sugar. It has a toasty, caramel-like flavor to it, and can be substituted at a 1:1 ratio with sugar. Honestly, I love it more than cane sugar. It is so good!
And, if you want to send this dessert even more over the edge, you can top it with a delicious vanilla ice cream and my homemade 5-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce. Can you say, wow?!?
For more delicious apple desserts, please give these a try:
- Apple Turnovers with Homemade Caramel
- Apple Pie Espresso Frappuccino (DF)
- Honeycrisp-Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce
- Autumn-Apple Pie Chia Pudding
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and a star rating below so I know how you liked it. Thanks! Enjoy!Print