This gluten-free apple cherry crisp is a delicious healthy crisp made with apples and cherries. It is topped with an almond flour oat crisp, and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.

Apple cherry crisp in a bowl.

I could eat this cherry apple crisp every day! 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 of healthier 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!

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Why this recipe works

  • It is allergy friendly. It is soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free.
  • It is delicious, while being made with healthier ingredients.
  • It is easy to make.
  • This vegan cherry crisp is a great way to use up summer cherries.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make gluten free cherry crisp.
  • Apples– any kind of apple works here. I like using Granny Smith, Pink Lady, or Golden Delicious.
  • Cherries– fresh or frozen both work.
  • Coconut sugar– this has a lower gylcemic index than other sugars.
  • Almond flour– make sure to use blanched almond flour because it is more refined than other almond flours.
  • Gluten-free rolled oats– make sure they are certified gluten-free if this is important to you.
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg– these help season the crisp topping.
  • Olive oil– this is used instead of butter in this recipe.
  • Maple syrup– this helps sweeten the crisp. Make sure to use real pure maple syrup.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of coconut sugar, you can use brown sugar.
  • Instead of olive oil, you can use coconut oil or avocado oil. If you use coconut oil, make sure to measure it in its melted state.
  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey. But keep in mind the recipe will no longer be Vegan.
Cherry apple crisp in two bowls with ice-cream on top.

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Cook the apples and cherries in a pan.

Step 2: In a bowl, add the coconut sugar, almond flour, gluten free rolled oats, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Mix everything together.

Step 3: In another bowl, mix the oil with the maple syrup,

Step 4: Pour the oil maple syrup mixture on top of the dry ingredients. Then mix it all together. Sprinkle the topping on top of the apples and cherries.

Step 5: Bake.

Expert tips

  • Make sure to bake the cherries and apples both prior to adding the oat topping and after. This ensures the fruit gets soft enough and cooks through.
  • Eat this crisp with ice-cream on top. It’s like a warm oatmeal cookie has baked on top of roasted apples and cherries. The ice-cream melts into the fruit, adding a creaminess to the whole dessert.

How to serve

  • With ice-cream.
  • With cream.
  • With whipped cream.
  • With a side of fruit.
  • By itself

How to store

Cover the pan and store in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Vegan cherry crisp fresh out of the oven.

Other gluten-free crisps you’ll love:

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Gluten-Free Apple Cherry Crisp (Vegan)

Dominique
An all-natural, real food crisp made with apples and cherries, topped with an almond flour oat crisp, and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 552 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

  • Instead of coconut sugar, you can use brown sugar.
  • Instead of olive oil, you can use coconut oil or avocado oil. If you use coconut oil, make sure to measure it in its melted state.
  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey. But keep in mind the recipe will no longer be Vegan.

Nutrition

Calories: 552kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 7gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 7gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 2mg
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