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This dairy free apple crisp is made of warm baked apples topped in a gluten-free almond flour and oat cinnamon streusel topping. It is sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup, bakes in less than 30 minutes, and is always a crowd pleaser.

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Give me an apple dessert any day and I am a happy lady. From apple muffins, to apple energy bites, to this apple crisp, I love it all.

I have got to say, that this gluten free dairy free 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.

Finished vegan apple crisp with a spoon in the dish.

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • It is made with healthier ingredients. There is no refined white sugar, no refined white flour, and no butter in this recipe.
    • Instead it is sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.
    • It is made with almond flour instead of white flour.
    • It is also made with olive oil instead of butter.
  • This recipe is allergy friendly. It is grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
  • It works for those following a Vegan or Vegetarian diet.
  • It bakes in less than 30 minutes!

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make dairy free 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 find it, otherwise almond meal works.
  • gluten-free rolled oats– these make for the base of the topping for the crisp. Make sure your rolled oats are certified gluten-free if it is important that this recipe be 100% gluten-free.
  • ground cinnamon– I love using Ceylon cinnamon because of the great flavor.
  • ground nutmeg– adds to the flavor of the crisp.
  • ground ginger– also adds to the flavor.
  • olive oil– extra virgin olive oil works great here.
  • maple syrup– a great natural sweetener.

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

Additions/Subtitutions:

  • 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.

Step by step apple crisp instructions:

Apples and seasoning in a baking dish prior to baking.
Step 1

Step 1: cook the apples.

Put the diced apples into your baking dish, along with the maple syrup, lemon juice and cinnamon. Then cook the apples for 20 minutes.

Almond and oat crisp topping mixed together in a bowl.
Step 2

Step 2: Make the almond oat 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.

Almond and oat topping on top of pre-baked apples.
Step 3

Step 3: Cover the pre-baked apples in the almond oat crisp topping.

Freshly baked vegan gluten free apple crisp.
Step 4

Step 4: Bake until golden.

Expert tips

  • To 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. Then, let the whole thing cool completely. Cover in foil and keep in the fridge until ready to bake. Lastly, remove the foil and bake.
  • To store this apple crisp, put it in the refrigerator once everything has cooled in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

How to serve this crisp

  • 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!

FAQs:

Can I use almond flour in apple crisp?

Yes, as you can see in this recipe. If you want to use something else try hazelnut flour, or sunflower seed flour.

What can I substitute for butter in apple crisp?

Olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil.

What is the best apple to use for a crisp?

Granny smith, Honeycrisp apple, or Pink Lady.

Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Crisp in a bowl.

Other apple desserts you’ll love:

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 recipe. It’s a twist on a classic French tart recipe but made dairy-free and gluten-free.

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5 from 2 votes

Dairy Free Apple Crisp (Gluten free, Vegan)

Servings: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Crisp | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
A healthy apple crisp dessert made of warm baked apples topped in an almond flour and oat cinnamon streusel topping

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

  • To 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. Then, let the whole thing cool completely. Cover in foil and keep in the fridge until ready to bake. Lastly, remove the foil and bake.
  • To store this apple crisp, put it in the refrigerator once everything has cooled in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 543kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 7gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 280mgFiber: 8gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 84IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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