You are going to fall in love with this easy to make Gluten Free Apple Crisp! With the best flavors of the season, this is a classic recipe that never gets old. Enjoy it on its own, or top it with a scoop of ice cream for a real treat! It is the perfect light dessert for the fall and makes a great holiday dessert.
There's nothing like the smell of fresh apples and cinnamon baking in the oven to make your house feel like home.
We love apple pie, but sometimes whipping up a fruit crisp is all I have time for. It is the best way to get my apple dessert fix in without a lot of fuss.
This gluten-free apple crisp is an easy fall dessert that everyone will love. The best part? It is super-easy to make with just ten ingredients.
So gather up your apples and get cooking. Your family will be glad you did.
Ingredients for Making This Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler Recipe
- Apples: The best apples for baking are the ones that are tart and firm. We like to use Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples, but you can use your favorite baking apples.
- Lemon juice: This will help to keep the apples from turning brown as you prepare them.
- Sugar: You can use your favorite sweetener. Coconut sugar or Swerve will both work in this recipe.
- Butter: We always use pastured butter in our baking, but you can use whatever type of butter you prefer. To make this vegan, use coconut oil.
- Gluten-free flour blend: We like to use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour, but you can use any type of gluten-free flour blend that you want. (This makes this apple crisp gluten-free. If you aren’t gluten-free, just use all-purpose flour.)
- Rolled oats: We love the texture that the rolled oats add to this recipe, but you could also use quick oats if you prefer.
- Brown sugar: This will add a touch of sweetness and depth of flavor to the crisp topping.
- Cinnamon: This is a must in any apple crisp recipe! It adds so much warmth and flavor. This is the spice that really makes this recipe taste like Fall.
- Sea salt: A little bit of salt helps to balance out the sweetness of the recipe and brings out the flavor of the other ingredients.
Tips & Tricks
- The biggest tip we have for making this recipe is to slice the apples thinly. If the apple slices are too thick, they won't cook all the way through, and you'll end up with hard pieces in your crisp. We like to use a mandoline slicer to get nice, even slices, but you can also use a sharp knife.
- Another important tip is to make sure that your butter is softened before you add it to the oat mixture.
- Finally, don't forget to top your cast iron apple crisp with a scoop of ice cream! It's the perfect finishing touch to this delicious Fall dessert.
This gluten free apple crisp is delicious on its own, but it's even better with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
We also like to serve it with a drizzle of caramel sauce or a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. If you're feeling really indulgent, top it with all three!
No matter how you choose to enjoy this recipe, we hope you love it as much as we do. Happy baking!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! If you're not gluten-free, you can simply use regular all-purpose flour instead of the gluten-free flour blend. The recipe will turn out just the same.
Yes, you can use any type of sugar or sweetener. We've made this recipe with honey, agave, and coconut palm sugar, and they've all turned out great.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
We like to reheat individual servings of this recipe in the microwave. You can also reheat it in a 350-degree oven until it's warmed through.
This gluten-free apple crisp can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
You can freeze leftover apple crisp in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
How to Make Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
First, start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.
Then, toss together the apples, lemon juice, and sweetener of your choice in a large bowl.
Next, melt the butter in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Once it's melted, add the apples and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After the apples have cooked for 5 minutes, remove the skillet from the heat.
Meanwhile, make the topping by combining flour, oats, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined and crumbly.
Once the topping is ready, scatter it over the apples in the skillet. Then bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are cooked through.
Let the crisp cool for a few minutes before serving.
More Sweet Treats to Try
- Coconut Cream Quinoa Tartletts
- Raw Chocolate Orange Torte
- Crispy Quinoa & Cashew Clusters
- Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait
Gluten Free Apple Crisp
- 6 apples peeled and cored
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup sugar or sweetener of choice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, toss together apples, lemon juice, and sugar.
- Melt butter in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add apples and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
- Meanwhile, make the topping by combining flour, oats, brown sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter to the bowl and then mix until crumbly, using clean hands if necessary.
- Scatter the topping over the apples, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
- Apple Crisp with No Flour
Want to make an apple crisp with no flour? Substitute almond meal for the gluten-free flour.
- Sugar-Free Apple Crisp
For a sugar-free apple crisp, use Swerve sweetener.