Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Crisp
Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Crisp recipe. A delicious dessert made of warm baked apples topped in an almond flour and oat cinnamon streusel topping.
This apple crisp recipe is the best apple crisp that I have ever made! It tastes like soft baked apples soaked in a caramelly sauce mixed with a melt-in-your mouth oatmeal streusel cookie.
It is bliss.
And it just so happens to be dairy-free, gluten-free, refined flour-free, refined sugar-free and Vegan!
Apple crisp is one of those desserts that tastes great any time of day and any time of year.
Seriously, you can have it for dessert topped with ice-cream. You can have it for breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee.
And it makes for the best snack… cold or warm!
There really is nothing quite like warm soft apples covered in a crumbled cinnamon spiced oat struesel topping.
It is always a crowd pleaser, and it always disappears so fast!
I highly recommend adding a bit of ice-cream on top. I love adding dairy-free ice-cream to this Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Crisp, especially when it is warm and the ice-cream melts into it.
It takes this dessert to a whole other level.
Ingredients needed to make this Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Crisp:
- granny smith apples
- lemon juice
- coconut sugar
- almond flour
- gluten-free rolled oats
- ground cinnamon
- ground nutmeg
- ground ginger
- olive oil or coconut oil
- maple syrup
Notes on the ingredients:
Granny smith apples are a great tart apple to use in desserts like this. The tartness contrasts against the sweetness of the dessert.
Coconut sugar is a great option to use when you want to avoid refined sugars. You could use brown sugar if you want, but I find coconut sugar works great.
You can use olive oil or coconut oil. If you use coconut oil, make sure to measure it in it’s melted state.
Make sure your rolled oats are certified gluten-free if it is important for you to have this recipe be 100% gluten-free.
How to make this Vegan apple crisp:
To start off, add the apples to your pan, along with 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.
Then, make the crisp topping.
To do this, mix the the coconut sugar, almond flour, gluten free rolled oats, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground ginger together. *Note: if you want this crisp to be less sweet, only add 1/4 cup of coconut sugar.*
Then 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 and bake until golden.
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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