Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Crisp
Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Crisp recipe. A healthy apple crisp dessert made of warm baked apples topped in an almond flour and oat cinnamon streusel topping. It is sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup. It is always a crowd pleaser, and disappears so fast!
This healthy apple crisp recipe is the best apple crisp that I have ever made!
It tastes like soft baked apples soaked in a caramel sauce mixed with a melt-in-your mouth oatmeal streusel cookie. It is bliss!
Since this recipe is made with an almond flour and oat topping, it is naturally gluten-free. Since it is made with olive oil, it is also dairy-free and Vegan.
Why I love this healthy apple crisp:
- There is no refined white sugar in this recipe. This crisp is sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.
- There is no refined flour in this recipe. It is made with almond flour, which is a great white flour replacement.
- There is no dairy in this recipe. Olive oil is used to replace butter in this recipe.
- It is a Vegan apple crisp.
- It is also a gluten-free apple crisp.
- granny smith apples– these apples bake well and are a great option for crisps. The tartness in these apples contrasts against the sweetness of the dessert.
- lemon juice– this helps flavor the lemons and break them down as they back.
- coconut sugar– this is lower in the glycemic index than white sugar and also more nutricious.
- almond flour– use blanched almond flour if you can fine it, otherwise almond meal works.
- gluten-free rolled oats– these make for the base of the topping for the crisp.
- ground cinnamon– I love using Ceylon cinnamon because of the great flavor.
- ground nutmeg
- ground ginger
- olive oil– extra virgin olive oil works great here.
- maple syrup– a great natural sweetener.
Note: make sure your rolled oats are certified gluten-free if it is important for you to have this recipe be 100% gluten-free.
- Instead of granny smith apples: you can use Honeycrisp, Pink lady or Golden Delicious apples.
- Instead of apples: you can use pears. ( I have a wonderful Pear Cranberry Crisp if that is your current recipe vibe)
- Instead of coconut sugar: you can use brown sugar or maple sugar.
- Instead of olive oil: you can use avocado oil or coconut oil. If using coconut oil, make sure to measure it in its melted state.
- Instead of the nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon: you can use pumpkin pie spice.
How to make it:
Step 1: cook the apples.
Put the cut up apples into your baking dish, along with the maple syrup, lemon juice and cinnamon. Then cook the apples for 20 minutes.
I like to bake the apples a bit before baking the whole crisp to ensure that the apples really get soft.
Step 2: make the crisp topping.
In a large bowl, mix the the coconut sugar, almond flour, gluten free rolled oats, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground ginger together.
In another bowl mix the oil with 1/4 cup maple syrup, and then pour it on top of the dry oat ingredients and mix.
Put the crisp topping on top of the apples.
Step 3: bake until golden.
Make it ahead of time:
- Make the recipe as directed up until the moment where you put the crisp topping on top of the apples.
- Let the whole thing cool completely then cover in foil.
- Keep it in the fridge until ready to bake, remove the foil and bake.
How to store it:
- In the refrigerator: let everything cool and then store it in an airtight container for 4-5 days. Reheat it in the microwave.
How to serve it:
- On it’s own fresh from the oven. It is delicious as soon as it comes out of the oven.
- Topped with ice-cream, cream, or whipped cream.
- For breakfast, dessert or as a snack.
- With a cup of tea or coffee.
- Cold or warm! This gluten-free dairy-free apple crisp is great warm or cold. Yum!
Yes, as you can see in this recipe. If you want to use something else try hazelnut flour, or sunflower seed flour.
Olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil.
Granny smith, Honeycrisp apple, or Pink Lady.
Other apple desserts you may enjoy:
This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal from Running to the Kitchen. It looks like the most decadent Fall oatmeal breakfast recipe. NOM.
This Gluten-free Apple Cobbler from Salted Plains has the most delicious looking syrupy apples topped in yummy biscuits.
I love this Paleo Apple Tart (Gluten-free, Dairy-free) recipe. It’s a twist on a classic French tart recipe but made dairy-free and gluten-free.
These Paleo Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins are a reader favorite! They taste like apple donuts and are so so delish!
Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Crisp
- Preheat oven to 375º F. Put the diced apples into a 10 x 10 inch pan and cover with 1 Tbs lemon juice, 1 Tbs maple syrup and 1 tsp ground cinnamon, and mix. Cook them in the oven for 20 minutes.
- While the apples are cooking, mix the crisp topping together. In a medium bowl, add the coconut sugar, almond flour, gluten free rolled oats, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground ginger. Mix.
- In a smaller bowl, mix the oil with 1/4 cup maple syrup, and then pour it on top of the dry ingredients. Mix until the dry ingredients are all wet and clumpy. Then evenly sprinkle the topping on top of the partly cooked apples.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm.
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