Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp (Vegan)
Gluten-free Apple Cherry Crisp recipe. A real food crisp made with apples and cherries, topped with an almond flour oat crisp, and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.
I’ve been ALL about the rolled oats lately. And I’m always all about summer cherries and apple crisps, so making a Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp was only a matter of time.
The inside is made of fresh apples and cherries. The topping is made from a rolled oats and almond flour mixture, and the whole dish is sweetened with coconut sugar and maple sugar. Now that’s my kind clean real food crisp.
This is a variation on one of my prior crisps that I made, my Absolute Best Summer Crisp!.
It’s a great dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan crisp recipe that satisfies any crisp craving!
Ingredients needed to make this Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp:
- coconut sugar
- almond flour
- gluten-free rolled oats
- olive oil or coconut oil
- maple syrup
The topping here is made of almond flour and oats. To me it is the best part! You really don’t need flour or butter to make it, which is what is in normal crisp topping recipes.
I used almond flour to replace the regular flour, and then olive oil to replace the butter. It works really great here.
You can also use coconut oil, but I prefer olive oil in baking.
I also use a mixture of maple syrup and coconut sugar to sweeten the entire dish. I use them in place of the white sugar and brown sugar that I’ve seen in regular crisp recipes.
I LOVE the combination of cherries and apples here. The apples give this dessert dish an extra sweetness and the cherries make it taste like summer.
Cherries = summer ( at least to me!)
Tips to making this Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp:
The trick here is to bake the cherries and apples both prior to adding the oat topping and after.
I’ve attempted only baking the fruit after adding the oat topping, but I can never get the fruit soft enough while also making sure the topping cooks right.
So, baking the fruit a bit longer really works.
Oh, and one more tip!
You need to eat this Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp while warm with ice-cream on top.
It’s like a warm oatmeal cookie has baked on top of roasted apples and cherries and then everything is topped in a cold vanilla ice-cream ( I love vanilla ice-cream here but I’m sure many flavors work!).
The ice-cream melts into the fruit, adding a creaminess to the whole dessert. Ok, now I’m drooling!
Apple crisp is seriously the best… if you love it as much as me, check out this Gluten-Free Apple Crisp from my friend Erin at Meaningful Eats. It looks DIVINE.
Other crisps you may enjoy:
The Absolute Best Summer Crisp! GF (Paleo option provided)
Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp (Vegan)
- 3 medium tart apples , diced
- 2 cups pitted cherries , frozen or fresh
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 1/2 cups Gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2/3 cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Preheat your oven to 375ºF. Grease the bottom and sides of a 10 x 10 inch square or circle pan. Put the apples and cherries into the pan. Cook them in the oven for 20 minutes. ( I sprayed the top of the fruit with olive oil ).
- In a medium bowl, add the coconut sugar, almond flour, gluten free rolled oats, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Mix.
- In a smaller bowl, mix the oil with the maple syrup, and then pour it on top of the dry ingredients. Mix well. Then sprinkle the topping on top of the apples and cherries.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm.
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12 Comments on “Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp (Vegan)”
I love anything with cherries and berries! This crisp looks perfect!
That scoop of ice cream on top is key for any crisp! I love the apple cherry flavors you have!
Cherry anything is always top of my list to try!!!
I love the idea of combining cherries with apples!
And vegan and GF!!!! That means it is a dessert that is perfect for a party as you can cater for so many dietary restrictions with one dessert! YES
My mom always made the most amazing apple crisp but I’d love to surprise my vegan friends with a recipe that they can enjoy. This is the perfect recipe to use up all those fresh cherries and apples in!
I’m so intrigued by the apple-cherry flavor combination! Around here, apples and cherries have totally different growing seasons, so I’ve never thought about combining the two. Maybe we’ll get some early apples this year and I’ll give it a try!
Love this gluten free version. Looks so beautiful and delicious. Crisps are our favorite. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try your recipe.
Of course you need to eat this with ice cream on top! There’s really no other way to do that. Warm dessert with cold ice cream is absolutely divine.
I love fruit desserts, especially ones with a crunchy oat topping. They remind me of the apple crisps we used to eat in school. This is one recipe I know my Hubby would enjoy — he loves cherries and with the apples in it I bet it is fantastic. Now you have me drooling.
I love rolled oats, I don’t think they are utilized enough so this is great. My husband loves his desserts and this one looks way better than anything you can buy in a store. Thanks for this recipe! Hubby is getting a treat:)
I would love to try this apple cherry crisp sometime,looks super delicious! Plus its vegan is bonus.
Apples and cherries are a great fruit combo. You had me at the vanilla ice cream melting on top of the fruit crisp. So yummy. I need this dessert now 🙂
Cherries are my absolute favourite summer fruit, and I love that this recipe is vegan! Thanks so much for sharing!